I work in a hospital but as extra cash i do piercings on the side .Well i pierced an ear and the girl was a bleeder so i quickly put the cap back on the needle and i accidently poked myself with the bloody needle it cut threw the gloves and went in pretty deep i quickly made pressure and washed with soap and water .The next day she calls me and tells me she was hiv positive .I called my DR and told him of the issue he said he was going to order me a PEP but some how he forgot and went on vacation.So i got tested 2 days after the poke came back negative and next week its time for the 6weeks check up Im a wreck what are the odds for to have been infected?
I have heard from reliable sources the Needle stick injuries are low risk as unbelievable as that may sound.
It is said that one is bleeding out and so nothing can get in. My only worry is that instead of squeezing the blood out, you applied pressure.
Having said that, I would like to add that an accurate blood test needs you to wait three months from the point of infection. Other people might argue with me on this one but it is recommended that one goes for yet another test after yet another three months from the point of infection.
It is six months of your life dedicated to knowing that your blood is clean. Six months is nothing compared to a life time. That is my humble opinion Hush84.
After that, as long as you are not putting yourself at risk for HIV, you will be clean and you will know it. The goal is peace of mind right?
The odds are 1 in 500 or less. You should have had the post exposure prophylaxis which would have lowered the odds even more. If that EVER happens again, go to the Emergency Department and get the PEP!!!