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Can you settle an on-going classroom debate?

Dr. Bob I wanted to know if you could clear up some confusion. A discussion was being held amogst a group of my friends, and we were talking about discarded syringes in parks and on the beach. Now the argument is split between those who think...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all come into play and have a significant effect on the lifespan of HIV within the syringe. One study of HIV survival within syringes performed under ideal laboratory conditions (not the "real world" environment) found some viable HIV virus days... Read more »

Difference between HIV 1 and 2; HIV survival in a syringe

Could you explain what the principal differences are between HIV 1 and HIV 2? Secondly, could you... Read more »

Hiv Blood In Coffee ( Follow Up ?)

Dear Bob,Firstly thank you for your response to my question and I have made a small donation to... Read more »
The Body PRO

HCV Survival in Syringes Affected by Syringe Type, Time and Temperature

...disproportionately affecting people who inject drugs. The virus is actually transmitted in the same mode, more or less, like HIV. But we also see that there is differential prevalence of HCV and HIV. Worldwide, it's about 30% to 95% of drug... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

..."works") can be a risk for spreading HIV. Infected blood can be introduced into drug solutions by using blood-contaminated syringes to prepare drugs; reusing water; reusing bottle caps, spoons, or other containers ("spoons" and "cookers")... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis Highlights From CROI

...(CROI), held February 16-19 in San Francisco, included a number of presentations on hepatitis B and C, and their relation to HIV. Long HCV Survival in Syringes Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is more easily transmitted than HIV via syringes; while... Read more »
AIDS Action

AIDS Action Applauds the House of Representatives on Ending the Syringe Exchange Federal Funding Ban

...Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee and the House of Representatives on removing the ban on the use of federal funds for syringe exchange programs (SEPs) from the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related... Read more »
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