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Injection Drug Use And HIV

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Get the Facts
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
Ask the Experts

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
...specifically through sharing IV drug needles. These statistics do not include people who became infected by having sex with Injecting Drug Users (IDUs).In the United States:From 1981 until 1997, for all cases of AIDS reported, 26% were IDUs who... Read more »


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 »

hiv and hepititis C

What's the difference between HIV and Hepititis C?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...inflammation of the liver. HIV is more commonly transmitted through sex than HCV. HCV is more commonly transmitted through injection drug use than HIV. However, both can be transmitted through these routes. Read more »

What are you more likly to get hep b or hiv

What are you more likly to contract from blood or bodly fluid HIV or Hep B and if your vacsonated for Hep B can you still catch it?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HBV is easier to acquire through sex than HIV.HBV is also easier to acquire through injection drug use than HIV.However, with multiple exposures, patients can be infected with both.Vaccination protects against HBV infection 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 in the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Justice Ministry to Work With UNAIDS to Reduce Injection Drug Use, HIV Transmission in Thai Prisons

...The Thai Ministry of Justice on Tuesday agreed to work with UNAIDS to reduce injection drug use and HIV transmission in Thai prisons, Thailand's Nation reports. UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Kathleen Cravero this week met with Read more »
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

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 »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

For worried hetero males!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply a whole, "most" heterosexual men with HIV infection became infected either through sex with other men or through injection drug use. Most women with HIV are infected either through injection drug use, or through heterosexual contact with men... 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 »