I pricked my finger with a 20 gauge needle after inserting the IV. The patient tested HIV negative and Hepatitis C positive. I did not receive PEP. The PEP guidelines state it's not necessary to determine if source is in the window period and that no source person has transmitted HIV to a healthcare worker in the window period to date. I'm not I understand why that is. I was told I could breastfeed if patient tested negative for HIV. According to PEP guidelines, no further testing of me is required because patient tested HIV negative. However, my hospital tests anyways. I tested negative for HIV 6 weeks after needle stick and I tested for my 12 weeks yesterday. I'm scared out of my mind. My baby had a respiratory virus then ear infection and fever and then developed a viral rash after fever was gone. I'm scared I've made her sick. The nurse practitioner who saw her said not to worry. How do you not worry? I just had to talk to someone. I am so anxiety ridden that I can not function. I called in all weekend at work. I don't even want to be a nurse anymore.