Question | Discussion | References | CME Credit

Case 1: Risk Factors for HIV Transmission in Percutaneous Exposure

You answered:

D Device/needle visibly bloody immediately prior to the needlestick injury.

This answer is incorrect. In a case-controlled analysis of health care workers who sustained a needlestick injury from an HIV-infected source patient, injury with a device that was visibly bloody immediately prior to the injury was associated with a significantly increased risk of HIV transmission to the health care worker.

Choose another answer:

A Deep injury to the health care worker.
B Source patient with end-stage AIDS.
C Device/needle used in an artery or vein of the source patient.
E Age of the health care worker.

[Back to Case 1 Question | Go to Correct Answer]