TB Patient Insulin Needle Stick?
I want to ask yesterday, on Thursday, I accidentally stabbed a TB patient’s insulin needle but it didn’t bleed on my finger and I stabbed it a little and quickly removed the insulin device because I was shocked and scared. How’s that? Will I be infected too?
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Previously, it is necessary to know what is the health status of TB patients who have these needles? In addition, is the needle new or has it just been used by the TB patient?
TB infection often accompanies HIV infection because in someone who has HIV infection there is a decrease in the body's immune system, making it easier for someone to experience bacterial or other viral infections.
The HIV virus itself can indeed be transmitted through the use of shared needles. And this indicates that there must be a direct exchange of body fluids with the person with HIV. In addition, some other ways of transmitting HIV are:
Oral sex Transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding Blood transfusions Use of toothbrushes or razors together, especially if there are open wounds that may be an entry point for the HIV virus Shared use of sex aids If you are in doubt about your health status of patients who have these needles, then you should do early detection of HIV at least 3 weeks after the first exposure. After that do the test again at 3 months and 6 months after the first exposure. If the result is negative, you are most likely not infected with the HIV virus. However, if the results are positive, watch the progress of the disease. Because usually in patients with HIV infection there will be a period where symptoms appear like flu in general and disappear within 2 weeks. After that there is a window period which is defined as a period in which no symptoms appear and this period can last for years before developing into AIDS.
So to be sure, you should do a direct examination at the nearest health center in the VCT (Voluntary Counseling Test) section.
That's all the information we can convey. May be useful
dr. Winda Indriati