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Can You Catch Hiv From Crack Pipe

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Can you catch HIV from sharing a crack pipe

I just got my tooth pulled and relapsed on crack. I was sharing a crack pipe with three other people when I noticed my mouth was bleeding, not only from the tooth but from some cracks and cuts on my lip. Is it possible that I could have contracted...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
There is generally no risk of acquiring HIV from sharing a crack pipe. HIV is not transmitted through sharing things like drinking glasses, straws, cigarettes, or pipes. Because the virus is transmitted via blood, however, your bleeding mouth does... Read more »

Crack pipe and HIV transmission

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HIV transmission concerns from sharing crack pipe after dental surgery

I shared a crack pipe with three other people I had a cut on my lips and had a tooth pulled the day... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Council Kills Crack Pipe Program

On Wednesday, the Ottawa City Council was expected to review a controversial crack pipe distribution program. Instead, it voted to end the outreach entirely. Because crack pipe users can experience cuts to their lips, pipe-sharing among users can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: British Columbia Health Officials Welcome Crack Pipe Study and Link to Hepatitis C

A new study affirms the risk that hepatitis C can be transmitted by crack pipe sharing. "We have some initial evidence that a hepatitis C-infected crack smoker can, under certain circumstances, pass on the virus on to the pipe," said Dr. Benedikt... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Province to Fund Crack-Pipe Program in City

Despite the city's opposition, Ottawa's free crack pipe program will continue in 2008 with funding from the province, said Jack McCarthy, director of the Somerset West Community Health Center. McCarthy confirmed that in a recent conversation with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Crack Pipe End-Run Upsets Ottawa Mayor

On Friday, Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien demanded to know why the province has decided to fund a crack pipe distribution scheme in the city, a program that local councilors voted in July to defund. In December, Ontario announced it would provide... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
for years i've had an acquaintance who i was well aware was big on cocaine. i'm completely out of my head because after 6 years of trust he took advantage of me. i've been told that because the pipes get so hot it causes their mouths to bleed (i... Read more »

Hiv hookah pipe?

Posted by william123456, 2 Replies
If i shared a hookah pipe with someone, what is the chance of getting hiv? Lets say hes hiv positive and he had a cut and left some blood on the pipe. And i took a hit from it. Can i get hiv this way? Thanks, im paranoid. Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »