If you are stuck by a needle or other sharp or get blood or other potentially infectious materials in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on broken skin, immediately flood the exposed area with water and clean any wound with soap and water or a skin disinfectant if available. Report this immediately to your employer and seek immediate medical attention.

The CDC: Emergency Needlestick Information also provides immediat access to treatment procedures following blood exposures involving HIV, HBV and HCV:


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