Hey y'all, I've always had an interest in surgery and it just occurred to me how much at risk surgeons, and medical doctors are of contracting HIV and Hepatitis from needle pricks. Though an adept surgeon should not be routinely getting stuck with needles, there is a slight possibility. Currently, I am shadowing a general surgeon and he contracted Hepatitis B after a needle prick. Fortunately, his case of hepatitis has not been deleterious to his health (or he would not be operating). Yet, if the patient had HIV, then it would be a completely different story. As a physician, it will not only be my legal duty, but my moral duty to help whoever needs medical treatment. I say to myself now that I will unconditionally operate on an AIDS patient (or some other blood based disearse), but when the situation arises, I don't know what types of qualms will arise. Eventually, I know I will do my duty, but heck if I prick my finger, then its game over for me as well. Any thoughts?