Am I at a risk of HIV infection?
Q: I am a 23 years old male who had a corn in my finger, which I burnt out by applying carbolic acid. Two days back while I was injecting a patient in his vein I found a little bit of his blood on my burnt corn. I don't know whether the patient had HIV infection or not. Please advise.
A:A weeks symptoms usually do not justify treatment with medications - the trials and tribulations of everyday life can cause us all to feel low for brief periods. However if this persists or is a frequent recurrence, an evaluation with a psychiatrist is the way to go. Based on the evaluation, medications or psychotherapy or a combination may provide the remedy.