Infection Prevention

Suturing an HIV Positive Woman [Case]

Purpose: To learn how to prevent HIV and Hepatitis B transmission

  • Less than 15 minutes
  • Safe Delivery App
  • Video subchapter “HIV and Hepatitis B Prevention”

Read the following case to the participants:

An HIV positive woman just gave birth to a healthy newborn and she now needs to be sutured. While you do the suturing, you are wearing gloves and a mask. Unfortunately, you had a needle accident after the needle had been used to suture the woman. What will you do now?

Discuss the procedure in pairs and, hereafter, watch the video subchapter “HIV and hepatitis B Prevention”.