Needle Sticking With Pregnant Women?
want to ask. I am an analyst who takes the blood of Caucasian patients who are pregnant, about 3 months. Suddenly I was stabbed in my finger with the same needle when closing. On the same day I did the exposure soup and disinfected the wound, I checked the patient’s blood and it turned out to be HIV negative quickly. The patient has an OGTT and glucose, possibly controlling gestational glucose. What I’m confused about is that after the exposure I had diarrhea for 2 weeks (on February 12, 2018) and I had a dry cough and flu-like symptoms. And on the 13th day (Sunday 11 February 2018) I experienced excruciating itching on the knuckles of my hands and a little redness on my chest. So my question is: could I have HIV? I’m afraid of VCT, I don’t have the money for VCT which is said to be expensive. But I can clearly see that if the rapid is negative, could it be in the window period or has it passed by then? Or do you have to wait 3 months for screening?
Hello Mr Michael,
Vulnerable for medical personnel to needle stick or contamination with patient's blood. If a medical worker is punctured with a needle, there is a regulation for the protection of health workers in the hospital to report this and the hospital will dispatch a team to examine the health worker. The cost of VCT in government hospitals or health centers is generally not too expensive and even free. You should not be too intimidated by the cost because generally hospitals have a special program that is free of charge to check their medical personnel who have a work accident like this.
Analysts or health workers are susceptible to contact with irritating materials or contact with germs that can cause an itchy red reaction on the palms, such as irritant contact dermatitis, pruritus and diseases such as scabies or fungus. Symptoms of digestive disorders can be caused by mental stress, eating disorders cause heartburn, food consumed is not clean causing diarrhea. Consult this problem with your head of department or to a doctor for treatment. eat nutritious food, avoid bathing with polluted water, avoid scratching the wound, use gloves when coming into contact with irritants or use special gloves if allergic to latex, get enough rest. click the article Early symptoms of HIV