I was pricked by a kb needle in the trash when cleaning the room in the thigh area nDate 25 – 12 – 2017 nI was tested for anti-HIV in the laboratory, the results were non-reactive (just yesterday) nOn 16 – 8 – 2018 nThe distance between risk and checking has passed 8 months more how about this. Am I guaranteed safe
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The HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) virus can spread through contact with the patient's body fluids. One of the possible conditions is if you are punctured by a needle previously used by someone with HIV.
Symptoms of HIV are generally divided into 3 phases. The initial phase often does not cause characteristic symptoms. Usually, sufferers only experience the usual mild symptoms of illness, for example cough, runny nose, fever, skin rash, muscle and joint pain, and so on, which will get better after some time. After that, the patient will enter the window phase, where all the initial symptoms seem to improve so that the patient thinks that he has recovered and is not infected with HIV. In fact, at this time the virus is actually multiplying in the body but there has not been enough antibody increase so that it can be detected in the examination. Furthermore, if HIV does not receive adequate treatment, the patient will fall into the third phase, namely AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), where the body's immune system will slowly decrease, making it much easier for sufferers to experience infections and symptoms of severe illness. other.
Because the symptoms of HIV disease are often atypical, early detection is very important to do, especially for those who have had HIV risk behavior. including you. Ideally, testing should be carried out 3 weeks after the risk behavior has been initiated. If the results are negative, you can retest at least 3 months later. If you have checked at the 8th month after risky behavior, and the results are declared non-reactive, then it is very likely that you do not have HIV. However, if you are still in doubt, to be more sure, you can repeat this examination 3 months later.
Consult directly with the nearest health facility regarding the examination procedures you can do. In various health facilities, there is now a VCT (voluntary counseling and testing) section - HIV, which is a comprehensive procedure, starting from interviews, screening, to counseling for people. who have engaged in HIV risk behavior.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah