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What should I do if I just suffered a needle stick injury?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Needle stick injury
If you work in medical facility, file incident report & follow the facility's needle stick injury protol.
If hiv-infected blood is involved, there are protocols & meds for prevention. Check with your supervisor.

In brief: Needle stick injury
If you work in medical facility, file incident report & follow the facility's needle stick injury protol.
If hiv-infected blood is involved, there are protocols & meds for prevention. Check with your supervisor.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Otherwise
If you got the needlestick outside of a healthcare setting the risk for hepatitis and HIV is higher. You should go see your doctor to get the appropriate therapy and diagnostics.

In brief: Otherwise
If you got the needlestick outside of a healthcare setting the risk for hepatitis and HIV is higher. You should go see your doctor to get the appropriate therapy and diagnostics.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
In brief: Report/ get treated
There is a short window of opportunity to receive treatment to prevent HIV infection.
You also should be monitored to make sure you don't develop any other blood borne infections. Go to an emergency room immediately to get an evaluation for proper treatment and surveillance.

In brief: Report/ get treated
There is a short window of opportunity to receive treatment to prevent HIV infection.
You also should be monitored to make sure you don't develop any other blood borne infections. Go to an emergency room immediately to get an evaluation for proper treatment and surveillance.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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