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Dirty needlestick at work
« on: January 01, 2014, 10:37:47 AM »
I was stuck with a dirty needle at work 2 weeks ago while giving an immunization. The patient was not high risk and had a negative hiv test but I'm still having a lot of anxiety about a 8 week follow up test and seroconversion. I know the risk of getting something from a patient riddled with aids is still only 1 in 3,000 and way less for a patient with an undetectable viral load but I'm still upset about the whole thing. Am I being obsessive? I was so stressed with waiting 2 days for the Initial results I can't handle waiting 6 more weeks  :traurig001:
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Re: Dirty needlestick at work
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 01:11:11 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
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