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from the fed up republican
Jul 23, 2006

Hey, just wondering what the stats are for one who shared a needle with HIV infetced perosn, percentage wise\

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi Fed-Up Republican,

Welcome back to the forum.

What do you think of Dubya's latest blunders? First he totally creeps out the German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a bizarre shoulder rub from behind, causing her to cringe and shrug him off with a look of revulsion. And then he comes home to exercise the first veto of his six-year presidency to crush the hopes of millions of Americans with illnesses ranging form cancer to Parkinson's to HIV/AIDS. Fed up indeed!

To answer your specific question, which, by the way, is already in the archives:

The estimated per-act risk for acquisition of HIV from needle-sharing injection drug use with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 67 per 10,000 exposures.

Stay well. Remember I'm counting on you to vote wisely.

Dr. Bob



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