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How much AIDS blood does it take to get infected?
Aug 9, 2011

I was at a party and messed up and shared a syringe with two people I am not sure about, if they were to have AIDS how much infected blood would I have needed to of taken in to get it? if it was joust a couple drops is it still strong enough to take over? I do not know how much blood was in the syringe still, I am guessing very little..

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello.

Sharing syringes is a very bad idea. Even "just a couple of drops" of fresh HIV-tainted blood could result in HIV transmission. The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk for acquiring HIV from needle-sharing injections -- drug use with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected -- is 67 per 10,000 exposures. Your risk would be less, as we don't know the HIV status of your injecting buddies. HIV and hepatitis testing is warranted.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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