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Sharing Cocaine Straw With HIV Positive Person

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Shared Cocaine Snorting Straw With Someone, and Worried (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2008)

About two weeks ago I shared a straw to snort cocaine with a friend twice in one night. Now I am feeling extremely worried that I could have contracted HIV, Hep C, or Hep B. How much of a risk did I put myself at? I don't recall noticing any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The risk is theoretical. I'll post below the summary of a very recently published article that supports the theoretical risk that hepatitis C could be transmitted via a rolled Ben Franklin.Your risk from snorting only twice and not noticing... Read more »

sharing cocaine straw w/ hiv +

About a week and a half ago, I shared a rolled up dollar bill and cocaine with a person whom I did... Read more »

Can you contract Hep C from sharing cocaine with straw????

About two weeks ago I did some coke and used the same straw with a person exposed with hepatitis C.... Read more »

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Seattle Treatment Education Project

Women, Cocaine and HIV

Most people know that cocaine is "not good for you," but many do not know of the harmful effects cocaine has in a person infected with HIV. There have been a few studies completed in the past few years on the influence cocaine has on health when is... Read more »

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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Cathy Olufs

Through much of her youth, Cathy Olufs felt indestructible. In spite of risky sex and years of crack cocaine use, Cathy thought she wasn't at risk for HIV. "Like a lot of other women, I thought that I wasn't at risk because I was heterosexual. I... Read more »
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Straws and infection

Posted by phil, 2 Replies

I have been "partying a little too much lately". A week and a half ago, I was at my place when a buddy called later at night to ask me if I wanted to party. So I showed up and one person there I know for sure is HIV positive. I was already... Read more »


Posted by finallyfindigout, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I have posted in the past and want to thank you all for being so helpful and insightful... I'm back and need your help once more. I can't seem to shake the worry....

A few months ago I tried cocaine for the first time (something I will never... Read more »

Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
Today I would like to talk about something that happened to me.

First of all, I don't consider myself the type of guy that goes online to look for sex, but something happened that one night in particular that made me do it. I was feeling kind of sad... Read more »

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 »