May 4, 2012
HIV, Hep Concerns for Calif. Boy Pricked by Used Syringe
Seven-year-old Miklo Santiago pricked his finger after finding a used syringe in an Oakland, California, schoolyard last week, and he is now undergoing preventive treatment for HIV and hepatitis as a precaution, according to a KTVU article. His mother rushed Santiago to the Children’s Hospital Oakland after he said, “Mommy, look what I found,” then pulled a syringe out of his pocket. As a precaution, doctors prescribed two medications to prevent HIV and hepatitis B and C. Santiago’s parents said the next six months will be filled with prayers as they wait to find out whether Santiago contracted anything from the needle.
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