Hiv From A Needle Stick?
What are your chances of getting HIV, or any other disease, from a needle prick on the finger? (The needle had just been used to collect tubes of blood from a patient, set on the table, and pricked you.) Great question! Its wise to be in the know about workplace health risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately385,000 sharps-related injuries (i.e., being stuck by a needle) occur in health care workers each year in the United States. But, fear not! There are things you can do to prevent a needlestick injury from happening (more on this later)! Getting back to your question aboutHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); according to the CDC, if a person is stuck by a needle with HIV-positive fluid on it, approximately 2.3 out of 1,000 individuals, if untreated, will become infected with HIV. So, the odds of being infected with HIV from a needlestick injury are less than one percent. Interested in more stats about possible disease transmission and what to do if you are accidently stuck? Read on! There are two types of injuries that could place a health care worker at risk: a percutaneous injury (i.e., being stuck by a needle or cut with a sharp object) or a mucus membrane injury (i.e., exposed skin that is chapped, scraped, or afflicted with dermatitis). And, as you suggested, injuries may expose health care workers to a range of blood-borne pathogens including, but not limited to, HIV , hepatitis B , and hepatitis C . Risk of transmission can increase if the needle is visibly bloody, if the procedure involved placing the needle in one of the patient's veins or arteries, or if it was a deep injury. Occupational (work-related) exposure from an HIV-positive source isnt very common. To be more specific, the rate of occupational transmi Continue reading >>
Needle Stick Injuries
Teach your child never to touch a needle or a syringe. Infections from needle stick injuries are extremely rare. Call your doctor or take your child to the emergency room right away if hepokes himselfwith a needle. A needle stick injury happens when the needle from a syringe used for injection accidentally pricks or cuts the skin. Some children may be exposed to needles and at home (for example, if a family member injects insulin), othersmay find a needle left in a park or other public place. Teach your child never to touch a needle or a syringe, and to tell an adult if she finds one. What infections can happen after a needle stick injury? If the person who used the needle has hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV (the AIDS virus), there is a chance that a child who pokes himself with the same needle could get the infection. Hepatitis B is the most likely infection from a needle stick injury. If you do not know who used the needle before, your child is at risk of getting hepatitis B. If you know the person who used the needle doesnt have hepatitis B or is tested right away and doesnt have the disease, then you do not have to worry. If your child has had all 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccine , she is likely immune (protected) so will not get hepatitis B.In some provinces, the hepatitis B vaccine is given to babies. In others, it is given in Grade 4, 5, or 6. A blood test can be done to see if your child is protected. If your child has not yet received the hepatitis B vaccine or a blood test shows that she is not protected even though she got vaccine, she can be given an immunoglobulin (IG) injection to prevent infection. IG has antibodies that will protect your child. Your child will also be given the hepatitis B vaccine to prevent infection in the future. The IG and the fi Continue reading >>
Can The Prick With The Needle Of An Insulin Pen Which Have Not Been Used For 6 Month Cause Infection? | Zocdoc Answers
Medical questions & health advice by board certified doctors "Can the prick with the needle of an insulin pen which have not been used for 6 month cause infection?" Zocdoc Answers Can the prick with the needle of an insulin pen which have not been used for 6 month cause infection? Got the prick while recaping.ther was no bleeding or scratch mark.the person has been vaccinated aganist hep B five years back If you prick yourself with a needle from an insulin syringe that had not been inside anybody in the last six months, the risk of infection is still present, but different compared to if it had recently been inside somebody. I am picturing in my head a syringe with needle that has been sitting on some counter. If this is the case, then the risk of infection is probably there because the needle is slightly dirty. The first question I would have for you is if you recently had a tetanus shot. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last five years, then I would suggest that you consider getting one that your primary care doctor's office. Most viruses that can be transmitted with the dirty needle required transmission shortly after the needle has been used. I do not think that most viruses can survive on the needle for six months outside of any body. However, I would probably consider asking the individual use the needle if they have ever been tested for HIV. Depending on that individual's risk factors for HIV, I might consider getting tested. Since you had no bleeding or scratch marks from the stick, the depth of penetration is likely small and you are likely to get better with no intervention at all. However, I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor so you can have the area examined to be sure. Continue reading >>
"can Needle Prick Cause Hiv": Hiv/aids Community - Support Group
It sounds like you were pricked by a lancet (used by diabetics to prick their finger to get a drop of blood to check for the amount of glucose in their blood). A lancet is not used to draw blood out of the body the same way a syringe would. It would be akin to sticking your finger with a safety pin. As such, no blood would be present on the actual lancet. In addition, even if a remnant of dried blood had remained, AND this was a used lancet (they are meant to be used only one time) AND the person who used it was HIV positive any virus in this blood would be long dead. Once the medium the virus is in (i.e., blood or sexual fluids) is dried, the virus dies. The risk from needle prick is only there if (again, assuming the blood is from an HIV positive person) fresh, liquid blood is present and this blood is able to enter your body. This is why the risk is limited to accidental needle sticks in a medical center or sharing of IV drug needles where any leftover liquid blood in a syringe or in the bore of the hollow core needle can be introduced into the uninfected persons bloodstream. There is no need for testing and, by the way a rapid HIV screening test done 24 hours after a prick is useless in determining a persons status from such an event. An_192253 replied to georgiagail 's response: thanks for your reply. It was a lancet indeed. Also, I asked my house owner and talked to previous guy staying here. He confirmed that person staying before him(about 6 months back) used those lancets for testing diabetes. so, I feel, it is long time(6 months) and I don't think there was any wet blood on it. anyway, thanks for your reply. I felt little relieved. However, i went to doctor for blood test. as you say, it is useless, but I checked for HIV 1,2, HPV and syphillis, test were nega Continue reading >>
Got Pricked From My Mother's Used Subcutanoues Injection Needle.....mother Having Hep C
got pricked from my mother's used subcutanoues injection needle.....mother having hep c hello, i am worried...coz i got pricked with a needle used on my mother. She was given subcutanoues erythropoietin injection and there was no blood on the needle. My mother is Hep c positive and is going through the treatment of combination of interferon and ribavrin from the last 9 months...Her viral load report from the past 8 months shows no target detected in her blood sample. I am worried of what are the chances of my getting the infection. As soon as i got Pricked i cleaned my finger and took out as much blood as i could. and later cleaned the sight with acetone. As per my knowledge...subcutaneuos region has no blood in it...so the chances of coming in contact with her blood was not there as the needle didnt have blood...Pls let me know what precaution should i take....i am very worried Create an account to receive updates on: got pricked from my mother's used subcutanoues injection needle.....mother having hep c Ive read the odds of HCV transmission via subcutaneous needle stick are low; although certainly not nill; this is what the U.S. CDC has to say: Needle stick Risk for Occupational Transmission of HCV HCV is not transmitted efficiently through occupational exposures to blood. The average incidence of anti-HCV seroconversion after accidental percutaneous exposure from an HCV-positive source is 1.8% (range: 0%--7%) (73--76), with one study indicating that transmission occurred only from hollow-bore needles compared with other sharps (75) One thing in your favor is that your mother has been on HCV therapy for many months now, and is most likely undetectable for HCV RNA virus at this juncture; she cant transmit what she doesnt have. Id still call your doctor Monday and desc Continue reading >>
Kids' Needle Prick Injury Causes Hiv, Hepatitis Scare
Kids' needle prick injury causes HIV, hepatitis scare MORE than a dozen children are being tested for HIV and hepatitis after they were pricked by a blood glucose monitor at a Hunter Valley school. A boy in year 5 has told staff he brought the "diabetic tester" to school on Wednesday after paramedics, who came to his home to treat his ill sister, left it behind. The pricking began on the school bus and grew into a running game where the boy asked unsuspecting students to "show us how small your hand is", a parent at the school told the Newcastle Herald last night. When the children put out their hand, they were jabbed with the small hand-held device, which pierces the skin to test the concentration of glucose in the blood for diabetes sufferers. The parent said as many as 14 children - some as young as five - were pricked on their hands, arms and fingers. She said she wasn't notified until her daughter returned fromschool on Wednesday afternoon. She was one of about 15 parents who confronted staff at the school early yesterday. "My daughter was pricked and we didn't find out until she got home from school because she didn't tell anyone. "She just told teachers she felt sick and went into the sick bay," she said. "We were disgusted when we first found out, we were shocked, it was horrible. It's every parent's nightmare. "The parents are angry. The school hasn't told us much at all, they've just brushed it off at the moment." She said the group of parents were told they would only be addressed one by one. The Newcastle Herald has chosen not to name the school to avoid identifying the children. She said her daughter went to the doctor on Wednesday and had blood tests yesterday. "She's been tested for AIDS and hepatitis B and C and she will have to have another test in thr Continue reading >>
Touched Needle; No Blood- Hiv Risk?!
I accidentally touched a needle, but I don't know if I actually pricked myself with it. There was no blood, even after I squeezed my finger. If there was no blood, does that mean I am safe and that I did not get pricked, thus no risk of HCV? There is absolutely no risk whatsoever if you simply pricked yourself or if you cut yourself. There is a minimal risk of infection - theoretically - if you then touched someone intimately with the cut area. Please do not worry. If you are in UK HIV/AIDs is pretty rare despite the hype I had misread this if indeed you meant a used medical needle; I had inferred a sewing needle. If it was a medical needle that pierced your skin ["needlestick"] I guess you would know about it. If the person on which it was used had HIV/AIDs then there is a theoretical risk but how likely is it that s/he did. This was the thing that I touched: But, there was no needle sticking out to the right, like in the picture. I remember touching, however, a really thin needle-like thing that was INSIDE the plastic part. Do you know what that could be? I am not familiar with hypodermic needles. As I said - if the needle had been used on a person with HIV/AIDs [but the likelihood of that is very very low] then there is a minuscule theoretical risk of infection. If it was unused [or had been used on someone without the infection] then there is no risk at all. Unused needles should be sterile! That's the whole point [sorry about the joke] Absolutely o risk whatsoever to a prick from a needle where blood does not contact blood HIV can not be passed on. I cannot believe that we are actually into 2015 and people can be so uptight about how HIV transmission is passed. With the amount of Sexual health Clinics all around us I would strongly advise you drop into your neares Continue reading >>
Pricking Yourself (by Accident) After Pricking The Cat?
Tonight after poking Garfunkel's ear and getting his BG reading (64), I somehow managed to prick my own finger while picking the lancet up to dispose of it. It punctured me and I pressed an isopropyl alcohol wipe against it for a few minutes. Are there any real health risks in this, given the difference in species? Yes, I know to be more careful next time disposing of the lancet. Also, if any of you have managed to do the same, feel free to let me know so I don't feel so embarrassed. :YMSIGH: Hope + (((Baby)))GA Senior Member Moderator Not with the lancet, but have done it with the needle on the syringe after injecting ohmygod_smile I believe quite a few of us have nailbite_smile Heck, I don't even worry about it. Yep, been there done that. Only once with the lancet, but more than a couple of times with the syringe after a shot--just the other day I dropped a loaded syringe as I took it out of the vial and it hit me in the thigh on the way down (Needless to say I dumped that dose and got a fresh syringe for the cat :lol: :lol: ) Did it once. I didn't.worry about it. I did however stick a fresh strip in the meter and checked my own BG. 113. I've done it too, and took advantage of the blood and checked my BG 77 :mrgreen: You may have an urge to start meowing afterwards. :lol: Been there done that and got the tetanus shot to prove it. Wished it was only a lancet or insulin needle. Nope when I did I made sure to do it right (or rather wrong). I thoroughly punctured myself pretty bad (down to the bone and bruised the inside of my finger) with a dirty sub-q needle when I was giving one of my fosters fluids for a nasty bout of a URI. Kicker is I also got a URI to boot and endedup on antibiotic horse pills for ten days. NO I don't think the kitty gave me their URI but you coul Continue reading >>
What Happens If A Diabetic Blood Testing Needle Accidentally Pricks You
What happens if a diabetic blood testing needle accidentally pricks you Hi.. my father is a diabetic patient and after testing his blood sugar , by mistaken i got that needle pricked . Is there any risk? ... vitals. i checked his blood sugar as well and i accidentally pricked my finger when i was disposing the lancet after pricking the husbands finger. he is known to have hep c. what are the chances ... My mother is Diabetic and also has Hepatitis C . After giving her the insulin shot in her right shoulder i dropped the needle and it accidentally pricked my finger. I wasnt sure if it pricked me so I ... I AM HAVING NEEDLE PRICKING FEELING IN MY BODY.I AM A DIABETIC BUT DUE TO INSULIN INJECTION IT IS UNDER CONTROL.KINDLY LET ME KNOW THE CAUSE OF THIS DISCOMFORT AND REMEDY/MEDICINES FOR THE SAME. ... I have a diabetic dog and we need to give him 2 shots of human insulin a day. We reuse the same needle for the shot. Today, I accidentally pricked myself with the needle while pulling the cap off - so ... Hello..im a nurse and i was doing diabetic accucheck..i was accidentally pricked by ze lancet used by a diabetic patient??i press my hand to get the blood out...i washed wiz detergents...but did nt get myself ... My mother is diabetic as well suffers from vilitigo, last night i gave her insulin, while throwing the injection i accidentally got in touch with needle used by mom in my thumb but no blood comes out ... Hi My boyfriend accidentally got pricked with a diabetic blood testing needle, it had been there for a while and not used for about 3 months but should he be worried and does he need blood test? The person ... What are the side effects of using used needle for blood test? A few minutes ago I went to check my blood sugar on my mothers testing device, as she has diab Continue reading >>
Student Pricks 14 Kids With Used Diabetic Needle At Cali Elementary School
Student Pricks 14 Kids With Used Diabetic Needle At Cali Elementary School Parents from an elementary school in Fremont, California may have gotten the WORST scare of their lives this week. Over a dozen children were pricked by a diabetic lancet that bad azz grade schooler brought on campus. The unnamed child went around asking children if they like stamps, and waited for them to look away before pricking them.One student, Bryan Bullock told ABC7 : He said, Do you like stamps,and I said, Yeah. He said, Stick out your arm and look away, and I did, and I felt something poke me. I thought I was going to get very sick and die slowly, said eight-year-old Bryan Bullock Bullocks grandfather says he took the boy to get tested and is still waiting on the results. Reports say that 14 children to total have come forward with similar stories. Their parents were all urged to get them tested for Hepatitis and HIV. The principal says he asked the boy, who was caught with the needle, if he had pricked anyone with it on May 26th, he said no. Reports say the needle poking kid was disciplined. A spokesperson for the Fremont school district told ABC theyve been assisting the families with help they need along with the department of health. Wow. Continue reading >>
I Was Stuck With A Diabetic Testing Lancet (what Is Used To
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Life Stories: My Life Changed With The Prick Of A Needle
ElizabethGlaser PediatricAIDS Foundation ElizabethGlaser PediatricAIDS Foundation Welcome to the end of pediatric AIDS. With your help, we can and will achieve an AIDS-free generation. Life Stories: My Life Changed With the Prick of a Needle Life Stories: My Life Changed With the Prick of a Needle Aurelie Panzu, Field Supervisor for EGPAF-DRC I am a 32-year-old nurse, and the mother of four children. I am currently working for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) as a field supervisor in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I provide technical support to health care providers within the facilities supported by EGPAF to improve the quality of services and data on HIV care and treatment, particularly regarding prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). I contracted HIV in 2007 at Kinshasas General Provincial Referral Hospital when I was working as intern after completing my studies in nursing. I inadvertently pricked myself on a needle I had used to inject an HIV-positive patientthough I was unaware of her status at that time. I reported the needle prick to the chief nursing officer, who suddenly became quiet and shook his head. This attitude made me worry that something bad had happened. My worry was confirmed two weeks later when he suggested that I get a blood test. I was relieved when the test result was negative for HIV. Three months later, my internship ended and I quickly forgot about the incident. The following year, when I became pregnant, I sought antenatal care at Saint Joseph Hospital. There, I attended a PMTCT education session and was tested for HIV. The test result was positive, which shocked and depressed me. Back home, I shared my HIV-positive status with husband. He wondered about the origin of my infection Continue reading >>
The Rare But Terrifying Times Students Were Pricked By Syringes
01/09/2016 12:28 PM AEST | Updated 01/09/2016 6:53 PM AEST The Rare But Terrifying Times Students Were Pricked By Syringes One student was at a school carnival when pricked by a needle. School students were pricked by needles about twice a year over the last three years. Discarded syringes on school grounds have sent children rushing to hospital after accidental jabs. In NSW, there were seven incidents where students were pricked by a syringe or needle at school or on their way there between January 1, 2014 to May 4, 2016. The Department of Education data was obtained under Freedom of Information, showing there were also six reported occasions were needles were found on school grounds and three occasions where students picked up a syringe but weren't pricked. In New England in 2014, a student at a swimming carnival at the local pool sat down on a concrete area and received a needle stick injury. The student's mother was also at the carnival and took the child to hospital. Syringe needles can pass on serious illnesses. Also in 2014 in Liverpool, a student was on the school oval and while placing her bag down, she was pricked by a hypodermic syringe's needle and a spoon was found nearby, presumably drug paraphernalia. Still in 2014, in Manning Great Lakes a student was attempting to dig underneath a perimetre fence and unearthed a syringe. When the student picked it up a teacher told him to put it in the bin. In 2015 in Parkes, a student with diabetes used a diabetic blood tester to needle prick four students without their consent. The same year in Penrith a student found a small, removable needle like that found in diabetic kits on school grounds and accidentally was pricked. In 2016 in Newcastle a student on the way to school in a designated school bus was pricked by a Continue reading >>
I Accidentally Pricked My Finger From The Needle Of My Fathers Insulin Pen,a Few Drops Of Blood Came Out.? | Yahoo Answers
I accidentally pricked my finger from the needle of my fathers insulin pen,a few drops of blood came out.? (my father has urinal tract infection and is a diabetic type 2 ) I am worried that i might catch an infection although it has been a week since i pricked my finger.I would appreciate your help .Thanks Are you sure that you want to delete this answer? Don't worry about it Now ! but please Concern to doctor and also ask to your dad that he may have other problem then it can be affect to you so better inform your dad and doctor ! do it within 48 hours. Second thing please Buy Insulin Pen Case which will be help you to put such thing in it 100% designed and made in Italy especially for Diabetic Style with the aim of helping to keep an insulin pen cool in a stunning protective holder. The case and inner lining are both made of 5mm neoprene, which is an excellent durable insulation material. The case is covered in exciting colours and closed with a big chunky black zip. Included with the case are 3 high performance Techni Ice reusable ice packs (14cm x 13cm non-hydrated sheets). Source of this information is :Source(s): Upload failed. Please upload a file larger than 100 x 100 pixels We are experiencing some problems, please try again. You can only upload files of type PNG, JPG or JPEG. You can only upload files of type 3GP, 3GPP, MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG or RM. You can only upload photos smaller than 5 MB. You can only upload videos smaller than 600 MB. You can only upload a photo (png, jpg, jpeg) or video (3gp, 3gpp, mp4, mov, avi, mpg, mpeg, rm). Video should be smaller than 600 MB/5 minutes Video should be smaller than 600 MB/5 minutes Continue reading >>
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I Touched A Used Needle. Is There Any Chance Of Me Getting Hiv Infection?
iCliniq Ask a doctor online Medical Forum HIV/AIDS specialist Hiv Infection I touched a used needle. Is there any chance of me getting HIV infection? Q. I touched a used needle. Is there any chance of me getting HIV infection? I work for a company where there is one person who is adiabetic. He uses regular insulin injections. Well I was not paying attention when I picked up the trash can because it fell over, andI touched a used needle. I know I did not get pricked because it did not pierce my skin. I also applied pressure to where it touched and no blood came out. Two days after it happened, I got sick.I have cold and I am scared if this is related to the incident.I want to make sure that there is no chance of any viruses (likeHIV)in my body.I just need reassurance The risk of infection fromneedlestick injuriesdepends on: The factors that influence exposure to a greater volume of blood (for example: visible blood on the device, needle which has been placed directly into an artery or a vein of an HIV positive person). Deeper injuries and by hollow-bore needles (especially those needles with larger gauges). Diabetics use fine gauge needle and that too for injecting insulin into the skin rather than into a blood vessel. Continue reading >>