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What Percent Chance Of Getting Hiv If Stuck With A Contaminated Needle

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Stuck with a needle contaminated with Hep C.

Hi! First of all, let me say that I am not a medical professional so in other posts I was unable to determine if the situation was like mine. With that being said, yesterday, I was stuck in my finger with a needle my dad uses to give himself...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask a very good and important question. Yes, I agree that you need serial testing to see if you have acquired HCV. I would get a HCV RNA and a antibody testing....If you do acquire HCV, the chance that you could spontaneously clear is high at... Read more »

What are my chances getting hep c from contaminated blood on my hand?

I am an nurse and I started an IV today on someone with hep C. I forgot to wear gloves with her.... Read more »

Nurse stuck with Needle from HIV patient

Dr. Bob,Tonight during Thanksgiving dinner, my sister-in-law told me about having to go on PEP... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contaminated, Fake AIDS Drugs Flood Black Market in Shortages-Stricken Zimbabwe

On Monday, Zimbabwean Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa called on HIV/AIDS patients to buy their medicines only from registered pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals. Drug shortages linked to the country's economic crisis have resulted in AIDS... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thirty Percent of HIV-Postive Women in New York Get "Late" Diagnosis

New York state health officials say that approximately 30 percent of the state's women who are newly diagnosed with HIV receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time or soon after their initial diagnosis. According to New York State Commissioner of... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Announces 28 Percent Increase in HIV Testing Since Launch of "The Bronx Knows" Initiative One Year Ago

This Wednesday, the Health Department and community partners will gather at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate the anniversary of "The Bronx Knows," a borough-wide HIV testing initiative launched one year ago. During the event, Dr. Monica... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

Stuck by needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
second day on job,got instrument stick.Couldnt believe it,freaked
out and tried to maintain composure.The dentist whom I was
assisting when it happened,just said "oh sorry" Sorry ,my ----.I
tried to put it out of my mind and then dealing with the... Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
Urban Legends and Folklore
HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online

Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia

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Whats the chances?

Posted by RandomDS, 1 Reply
I got a tattoo in thailand 10 weeks ago, it was done on a very fleshy part of my body (bum) and did not draw blood - whats the chances i'm going to be HIV positive when I get tested in a few weeks. I did one of the rapid ora home tests at 8 weeks... Read more »