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Injection Drug Use And HIV

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and HIV statistics

what is the percentage of people contacting aids/hiv through dirty needles?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Let me show you some statistics to give you a general idea of the percentage of people who have become infected with HIV specifically through sharing IV drug needles. These statistics do not include people who became... Read more »

Hiv blood test (Syringe) vs drug injection

Hi Dr.WohlI have a debate with a friend about this issue, and i'll appreciate to get your professional opinion.I read some people are afraid to get hiv blood test(Syringe)because they have fear that somehow infected blood is in the syringe and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am happy to settle a bet probably made over beers between two thoughtful pals. Before I do that we should be clear that getting an HIV test entails NO RISK at all of catching HIV. It is almost unimaginable that anyone offering testing fro HIV... Read more »

Injecting drug user - very worried

I have been addicted to heroin for 3 years and yesterday found out that I am HIV+. I think I got it from a sex worker. Will heroin affect my ability to fight off this virus? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your question. My response may come as a surprise to some readers. Most well-designed epidemiological studies of HIV-positive folks in the pre-HAART era have demonstrated no difference in the progression of HIV to AIDS and death... Read more »

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
Hello,I would assume "unreadable" means invalid, that the test could not be interpreted due to some type of technical problem. However, I think you should ask the clinic that ran the test, not me! (Perhaps they meant... Read more »
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injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

iv drug user hiv hep c syphillis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you had sex with iv drug user would it take longer to show up hiv positive? Could you go into neurosyphillis within months
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Injection Users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
to the guy who shot up dope with the person who is HIV Positive if you dont get HIV from this then you dodged a bullet Read more »

T-20 Injections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was on the T-20 Phase 1 trial and now the exteneded phase 2 trial. Doing pretty good, but so much is unknown. Is anyone else on the trial and if so how's it going? Any nodules!!!


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