I am working as a new nurse in a hospital, yesterday i had a needle stick accidentally in my finger after performing an IM injection for a patient, i think the needle stick was superficial bcoz i didn't even bleed from my finger, but really am so afraid now bcoz i searched the net and found that HBV is transmitted easily through needle sticks
by the way before 2 months i started HBV vaccination schedule, i took the first dose before 2 months and the 2nd dose before 1 month, and after 4 months i will be taking the third dose
please tell me what is the risk for me in this case and what shall I do?? I didn't bleed at all at that time, is this enough to avoid the virus from entering?? and the first 2 doses of the vaccine will they protect me??
am really frightened... how can i make sure that nothing bad had happened?
I did the test 2 hours ago, tomorrow i will have the results
they will test me for HBV, HCV, HIV
if they where negative shall i relax a little bit?? and how much is the possibility to have +ve results for any of them after 3 months when i test them again??
also they will test for HBsAB to evaluate the vaccine
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