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Can I Get Hiv From A Syringe

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LIFE OF HIV IN A SYRINGE

sir, I WANT TO ASK THAT HOW LONG DOES THE HIV SURVIVES IN ASYRINGE IN A ENVIRONMENT....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
This question has already been answered in detail. Please refer to Lifespan of virus in a needle.RMK... Read more »

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... Read more »

question hiv and blood in syringe?

I've been stuck by a needle. a small empty insulin syringe(10-100 and at the end says 1cc)... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Sharing and HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users and Increased Access to Sterile Syringes

Toward the goal of maximizing sterile syringe access and reducing rates of syringe sharing, between 2000 and 2003 the Vancouver, British Columbia, health authority modified its syringe exchange program (SEP) policies by shifting the focus from... 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 of Social Service Administration, looks at the media's coverage of World AIDS Day. "Almost... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug Injecting and Syringe Use in the HIV Risk Environment of Russian Penitentiary Institutions: Qualitative Study

Noting that prison is "a high risk environment in relation to [HIV] and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission associated with injecting drug use," the authors undertook qualitative studies among 209 injecting drug users (IDUs) in Moscow (56... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two- to Sixfold Decreased Odds of HIV Risk Behavior Associated With Use of Syringe Exchange

This community study of the San Jose, Calif. syringe exchange program (SEP) compared the HIV risk behavior of exchange clients with that of nonclients. The researchers followed a prospective cohort of 259 untreated injection drug users a mean of... Read more »
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Syringe

Posted by anxiousanne, 1 Reply
How long can HIV survive inside of a syringe used to inject drugs? Read more »

Syringe

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is such a great place to post questions, Oop and 143 and everyone that helps and gives a word of advice and understanding, Thank you.
10 weeks ago I had an accident with a syringe on a local bar. I went to the bathroom, the place was full, wash... Read more »

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 »

HIV Symtptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,

Lately I was poked by a syringe when I went to buy a can drink from the machine. I was poked when I took the can from the slot. I've no idea who left the syringe there. Maybe a drug adict?

After that incident, in a week time or 10 days time I was... Read more »