Can Hiv Survive In A Syringe

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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 explain how long HIV will survive in a syringe?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.As far as HIV-2 is concerned, this virus is only rarely found outside ofWestern Africa. This is a separate virus from HIV-1 (not a strain Read more »

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... Read more »

syringe with hiv positive blood in payphone slots????? (URBAN LEGENDS)

Dr. iam really concerned as ive heard that there are people who have gotten hiv from payphone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Sharing and HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users and Increased Access to Sterile Syringes's chief drug-using area. In the current study, the team assessed the effects of these policy changes on the rate of HIV risk behavior and HIV incidence among IDUs. Multivariate generalized estimating equation and Cox regression methods... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS; WTO and Global Health; G8, HIV/AIDS; Stopping Syringe Reuse

... More Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS Needed In a New Republic /NPR opinion piece , Harold Pollack, an associate professor at the University of Chicago School Read more »
National AIDS Fund

National AIDS Fund Lauds Initiative to Remove Ban on Federal Funding for Syringe Exchange Programs

... Washington, DC -- The National AIDS Fund (NAF) praised the decision by a House subcommittee to remove language from an appropriations bill that for the past twenty Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Dead-Space Syringes and the Risk of HIV and HCV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users low dead-space syringes (LDSSs). The current study examines the association between using and sharing HDSSs and prevalent HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among injecting drug users (IDUs). In Raleigh-Durham, N.C., a sample of 851... Read more »
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I am fearful of the syringe!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I took the rapid test and it came back negative after 08 weeks... But I am very worried, since I am fearful of seeing the syringe, so i turned away when the doc began to draw blood from my vein... I am afraid that the doc forgot to change the... Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
...What are the chances of transmitting HIV through a needle? gray line July 13, 1998 Answered by Nicolas Sheon, HIV InSite Prevention Editor transparent gif transparent Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Before i go i did do some research and it said that depending on the amount of blood HIV can survive in a needle for about two weeks because its not out in the earths atmosphere, its inside a needle, now do you need Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...related. I did some research in the web and I have more opportunity to get inffected than someone that had unprotected sex with an HIV+ person. What do you think are my possibilities of infection and what should I do. Thanks, Read more »
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