« Go Back

My Question was answered but not completely : PLEASE answer the 2nd part of it which got missed perhaps : FINGER PRICKED WITH LANCET AND FINGERED CSW 24 HOURS LATER WITH SAME FINGER

Question: 

On 11th April, 2019, my question was answered under the below title:

FINGER PRICKED WITH LANCET AND FINGERED CSW 24 HOURS LATER WITH SAME FINGER

However, I had asked a 2nd part of the question which remains unanswered. Please advise/comment, do I need to get tested for HIV for this kind of exposure or no need ?

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the previous posted question titled "finger pricked with lancet and fingered CSW 24 hours later with same finger". From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Negligible Risk (There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission).

A Negligible Risk states that there is a potential for HIV transmission to occur because there is an exchange of body fluids. Also keep in mind that there has never need a confirmed transmission report through this scenario.

The second part of the question was asking about finger pricks. Finger pricks with a lancet usually heal spontaneously within minutes in non diabetic people and do not pose a threat for HIV infection.

The normal recommendation for a negligible risk is as follows: There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission refer to Physician for more personalized answers. Although the recommendation is not to get a HIV test done we would suggest that you go ahead and get a HIV test done to know your status and for your mental and physical well being.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Danielle