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PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!! ...worried about possible needlestick injury (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went out last night and as I walked through a big crowd, I felt a scratch-like pain on my leg. I very briefly looked at my leg but had to keep it moving cos there were people behind me. Anyway, I forgot about it and enjoyed the rest of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fever (mid-November) which lasted for a week. That really got me upset and I spoke to my GP.He tells me it is possible for a needle stick injury to close very quickly without leaving a mark. Now i am really worried that I may have been jabbed... Read more »

Prophylactic treatment post needle stick injury

Hi If I take this prophylactic treatment and the source test result is negative, I have been... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...and sought treatment immediately, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to the Sun , surgical residents are prone to needle sticks because they are inexperienced. In addition, residents often work with high-risk patients and conduct... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...Prevent Getting HIV? Since 1996, the federal government has recommended that health care workers that are exposed to HIV through needle stick injuries be provided with antiretroviral medications to help prevent the possibility of HIV infection.... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

CRIA Trials in Progress

...glucose intolerance, hyperlipidemia, or body habitus changes. The trial will study HIV negative persons who have sustained needle stick injuries, before and at the conclusion of a course of ARV prophylactic therapy. This study will provide the... Read more »
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to the RN who seroconverted after 18 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there. I hope you are well. I read your posts about you taking much longer than the stipulated window period to seroconvert---18 months! May I ask about your testing history? Did you test at 3, 6, 12 months? And then the final test at 18 months?... Read more »

CDC

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Why is the CDC unaware of a needle stick inury outside of a healthcare setting when they report over 600-000 of them each year from sanitation workers to household staff, Read more »

Boyfriend just diagnosed

Posted by Tori, 4 Replies
... We are a mongamous couple who only used protection when I was fertile to prevent pregnancy. His HIV+ status was due to a needle stick injury that occurred in May. I suspect he was given erroneous info, but it may have been denial on his part.... Read more »

ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

Posted by notsosmart
...Please block needle sticks IP address. Read more »