Can You Get Hiv From Non Hollow Bore Needle

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Hiv Needle stick at work

Hello Dr.Young. I had a needle stick this am from a known HIV/AIDS pt while doing a PICC line draw. I'm not sure of his current viral load status though from chart he was undetectable 6mos ago.It was a smaller bore needle maybe 25-27 gauge and I got...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...lower-risk exposures, two-drug therapy is still often used. Your exposure would probably fall into this category, since the needle wasn't used to directly cannulate the blood vessel, was not a deep wound (to you) and perhaps, the patient had a... Read more »

hollow-bore needle stick

Hi Dr. FrascinoWhat routine procedure was it that led up to the needle stick exposure? Wait,... Read more »

needle stick injury

As my 3 year old daughter and I were riding in a hotel elevator, she bent down and picked up a... Read more »
The Body

Life, Love, Sex, HIV and Other Unscheduled Events

...peer-generated HIV/AIDS awareness via a Web-video competition, helping victimized Congolese women and young girls and providing clean needles to drug addicts were unscheduled events! I DIDN'T PLAN ON FOUNDING A NON-PROFIT CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.... Read more »
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers

...Nursing assistants and housekeeper/laundry workers account for 5.3% and 5.1% of exposures respectively. ( Table 1 ) Hollow-boreneedles are the cause of injury in 68.5% of cases. Hollow-boreneedles (the type of needle used for giving injections... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...(metronidazole) Hydoxyurea How Do You Know if You Have PN? Early signs of PN include: Tingling Pins and needles Numbness Feet feeling like they are asleep Stumbling when you walk Feet throbbing or... Read more »
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