Three new HIV diagnosis after occupational needlestick injury


Intravenous literature: Upjohn, L.M., Stuart, R.L., Korman, T.M. and Woolley, I.J. (2012) New HIV diagnosis after occupational exposure screening: the importance of reporting needlestick injuries.

Internal Medicine Journal. 42(2), p.202-4.


We describe three new diagnosis of HIV infection as a direct result of testing following occupational exposures (NSIs) in a low-prevalence setting. In each case the finding was unexpected. Our series provides a reminder of the importance of prompt reporting of NSIs by healthcare workers, access to rapid HIV testing and post-exposure prophylaxis with antiretrovirals to prevent transmission.

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