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Injection Drug Use And HIV U.S. Statistics

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Unreadable results (HARM REDUCTION FOR INJECTION DRUG USE, 2010)

A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occasional needle user," why not???Your family member needs to use latex condoms properly and employ harm-reduction techniques for injection drug use. She'll then need an HIV test three months or longer from the last potential HIV exposure... Read more »

test results

My boyfriend told me after we had been having sex for 3 months that he has been hep. c positive for... Read more »

Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and HIV statistics

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

... About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use of Methadone to Curb Rising Injection Drug Use, Spread of HIV in Russia Examined at Conference

... Faced with a "steady increase" in injection drug use that is cited as the leading cause of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Russia, a meeting of physicians and specialists was held Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...a mutually monogamous relationship with a noninfected partner, consistent and correct condom use, abstinence from injection-drug use, and consistent use of sterile equipment by those unable to cease injection-drug use). Medical treatment after... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Poor Implementation of Laws Controlling Sale of Prescription Drugs Increasing Injection Drug Use, Spread of HIV in India, HIV/AIDS Advocates Say

... Poor implementation of laws that control the sale of prescription drugs in India is increasing injection drug use and fueling the spread of HIV in the country, HIV/AIDS advocates said Monday, the AP/ Yahoo! India News reports (AP/ Yahoo! Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...sexual contact was the leading cause of HIV infections, heterosexual sex mostly women having sex with men who are injection drug users accounted for 28 percent of HIV-infected people. Injection drug use, which spreads the blood-borne virus via... Read more »

Homosexuality and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the United States, CDC estimates that approximately 60 percent of men were infected through homosexual sex, 25 percent through injection drug use, and 15 percent through heterosexual sex. Of newly infected men, approximately 50 percent are black,... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...interviews. To determine how behavioral risks for HIV infection changed during incarceration, the interview asked about sex, drug use, and tattooing behaviors during the 6 months before incarceration and during the incarceration period. Questions... Read more »

whats the risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Started dating this guy, we have had sex 3 times. Everytime he has tried to have sex without a condom the first time he was inside me for a split second and I made him put one on. and I have forced him to use one. He tried to convince me that he... Read more »