Post # 1
If you missed part 1 here’s the basics. I’m a nurse and during an emergency another nurse splashed hiv-contaminated blood in my eye and mouth but we saved his life. I went on 4 weeks of absolutely awful medication to reduce my risk and also endured constant anxiety and random crying.
Here’s the update: GOOD NEWS!!! At 4 weeks post exposure I tested negative for HIV. At 4 weeks the test is 95% accurate, at six weeks it will be 99.7% accurate and that’s how I know I’ll be officially in the clear. So while we’re not out of the woods yet we basically are and my anxiety has gone from level 18 billion to maybe a 10?
I want to thank everyone who sent me messages, replied to my first post, and supported me through all this. I only told my fiance and maid of honor in real life so I didn’t have much support, you guys really got me through the last 4 weeks. There will definitely be a 6 week update on May 30th!
Post # 2
i am so glad to hear the good news and you are in my thoughts and prayers. please keep you’re head up and think positive!!! take care hun
Post # 3
This is so wonderful!!!!! I’m glad you can rest a little easier.
Post # 4
Oh thank goodness! I was thinking about you so much. This is so wonderful to hear. Bless you!
Post # 6
Glad to hear the update! I bet it definitely relieves some of the stress.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone! Now if I weren’t so gosh darn caffeinated maybe I could get some sleep 🙂
Random question for any mathy people out there, what is the percentage chance that a test at 95% accuracy that came back negative would come back positive at a 99.7% accuracy? I think knowing how incredibly low the odds of a positive are at this point would help my anxiety even more. Sadly after working 7 nights in a row at 12.5 hours each shift I don’t trust myself to do math
Post # 8
That is such great news!!! So happy for you. So much respect for healthcare workers. You guys endure things that many of us never would or could. Congratulations on your update!
Post # 9
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wonderful news!! Thank goodness!
I had an accidental needle stick once and the pt was a previous iv drug user. I had to go through all the blood testing and waiting. It’s scary!
Post # 14
YESSSSSSSS!!!! This is amazing news!!!