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What are your chances of getting HIV from a needle prick on the finger? My friend works in ER. She stabbed her finger and the needle had just been used to collect tubes of blood from a patient. Please, I need to know.

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Needlestick injuries are common in health care settings and these injuries expose health care workers not only to HIV, but also to other blood-borne pathogens, such as hepatitis B and C. It's important to keep in mind that most needlestick injuries do not involve HIV infected blood, however the risk of transmission may be increased if the needle is visibly bloody or if the procedure involved placing the needle in one of the patient's veins or arteries or if there was a deep injury. For example Hepatitis B is more easily transmissible than HIV, and is one of the more common blood-borne pathogens among health care workers.
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Chances are slimmer to slimmest she will get HIV. Surprisingly, HIV is not that strong of a virus. Even forcing it to contaminate in a petri dish is difficult. A finger prick usually flows out blood quickly washing AWAY contaminants before they can get in. A finger is not a main line or an absorbant part of the body. She's a nurse, she knows to flush the puncture right away. She would be able to find out if her patient was HIV positive, so if she's not worried, don't you be. Patients are often checked before operations to see if they are HIV positive as well, and if they are, extra, extra protection is used. (i.e. thougher gloves). If you think of how comparatively rare HIV is, you'd have another reason not to worry. You can sleep easier. I hope you read up on HIV.
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My friend is a nurse and she took care of an HIV positive patient. While she was administering her patient's IV medications, she said she had to aspirate from the patient's IV bottle containing normal saline solution. After aspirating, she accidentally got herself pricked with the syringe she used and her finger bled. She's now terribly worried if she can or will contract HIV through this? Does HIV survive in IV bottles/solution/catheter? Thank You for your help!
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so how was your friend.i assume the patient was on isolation room for having own saline available on the bedside.if all the nurse assigned used sterile syringe/needle to aspirate the saline and disinfects the port before aspirating .she should be fine..
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