I am an esthetician and while using a lancet on a client I pricked myself. Though I was wearing gloves, it was enough to puncture the skin to bleed. The client was having white heads removed and was slightly bleeding at the sites of extraction. I do not know the clients medical history. Since the accident I have been worried and my immune system has been down. What are the chances of contracting any diseases from a used lancet?View Thread
This happened about a month ago now. My client did bleed a little in the areas where I was working, so there is definitely a good chance that the lancet did have blood on it. I pricked my thumb just seconds after it was used on him. Thats what has me scared. How likely is my chance of being infected? I just had my blood work done yesterday and awaiting results. I have had terrible stress and anxiety since the accident and have similar "1st signs of HIV" by coincidence(?).... Im praying.