HIV exposure and needlestick injury


Intravenous news: The Guardian reports that “Health care workers can get HIV if they prick themselves with a needle that’s been used on someone who has the virus. The chance that they’ll get HIV is very small. The chance of getting infected from a needlestick is less than 1 in every 300 accidents”.

They continue “Up to 2005, only five health care workers in the UK had become infected with HIV through their work. There’s also a chance that a further 14 people may have got HIV through a needlestick injury. But these people may have got HIV another way.”

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