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Which Is More Likely For Needle Stick For Health Care Worker Hiv Or Hepatitis

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Prophylactic treatment post needle stick injury

Hi If I take this prophylactic treatment and the source test result is negative, I have been advised to stop the treatment. However my question is if I do this and later in my career have another needle stick injury from a higher risk source how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Later use of HIV drugs for PEP should still work fine in majority of situations. KH Read more »

help me please anxious after needle stick injury

I am a doctor and igot accidently pricked by a needle after withdrawing blood from a patient.The... Read more »

needle stick injury-need help

hi Doctor!I am sorry because I am not used to writing English. I am health care worker in rural... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Says

...reports (Altman, New York Times , 6/28). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates that one in 300 health care workers who are stuck with a needle while working with an HIV-positive person will contract the virus. In... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

...from a needle stick in a community setting should contact their physician or go to an emergency room as soon as possible. The health care professional should then report the injury to the local or state health department. CDC is not aware of any... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

...everyday threat for nurses" ( BBC News , 11/19). Currently, 94% of employers have a policy that covers prevention and reporting of needle stick injuries, but only 55% of the nurses surveyed had received training from their employer on safe needle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Safety Needles Protect Medical Staff

...completed an $800,000 (U.S. $754,290) initiative to replace conventional hypodermic needles with new safety ones that can protect health care workers from blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV. The new needles have a mechanism in each... Read more »
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Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Awareness of the risk of occupational transmission of HIV to health care workers dates back to December 1984, when the first case of needlestick-transmitted... Read more »