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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

2nd time asking, very worried med student please answer!!!!!!!!
thrice a day?

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