Accidentally Stepping On Sarum Syringe Injection Does It Cause HIV?
, I accidentally stepped on a syringe that was suspected to be a syringe for methamphetamine (narcotics) but, the needle has been a bit long r nDoes it cause HIV? r n THANK YOU FOR THE ANSWER
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Used syringes are medical waste that must be managed and disposed of at designated medical waste bins. However, in certain conditions, misuse of syringes is not for medical purposes, so that the control and management of medical waste does not work well.
In the condition of medical waste such as syringes that are not disposed of in accordance with the provisions, this makes it difficult to determine the source of the user, the contents of the disposed syringe, and when to use or when to dispose of it.
Some risks of spreading diseases that can spread to healthy individuals from used needles and syringes are:
1. Hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection
2. HIV infection
3. pathogenic bacteria, such as staphylococcus, syphilis
4. herpes virus
Thus, evaluative steps need to be done in consultation with a specialist in internal medicine for examination and evaluation or screening of the risk of spread of infection through the syringe. The doctor will conduct an examination and risk screening assisted by supporting examinations if needed. Thus, the doctor can ascertain the risk of spreading the infection due to the needling.
In connection with your question, a history of needling that you suspect is an injection of methamphetamine, may be at risk of becoming infected with HIV. The risk of HIV infection will be higher if the needle:
1. containing blood on a needle or in a syringe
2. certainly used by users of methamphetamine and injected in or in blood vessels
3. It is known that it is used by people who have died within these 2 months.
However, usually all of this still requires continued handling, such as:
1. HIV prophylaxis in the first 72 hours
2. clean the puncture marks with soap and running water and with an antiseptic
3. identify the health history of needle users
4. doctor's examination
By consulting a doctor, physical examination and support can be done to screenig the risk of hepatitis and or HIV infection or other suspected diseases. Thus, you will be calmer after the accident with this used needle.
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