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Can You Get Hiv From Sharing A Straw

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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 not know was hiv+. Ever since I found out, I've been really concerned about my risk of being infected. I've considered taking the PCR...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I am not aware of any cases of HIV infection happening through sharing cocaine straws. I have heard of Hepatitis C being spread in this manner. Intranasal cocaine use, especially heavy use, can cause bleeding in the nasal cavity. The straw would... Read more »

Sharing Snorting Straws

I have a friend that is positive and shares straws with other people. He says there is no risk of... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Straws and infection

Posted by phil, 2 Replies
Hello,

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 »

Drinking straws

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

You know some drinking straws come unwrapped and the person at the restaurant or store touches it when he/she gives it to you, would that be risky if the person had saliva or some other fluid like blood in their hands? This is crazy, I know, I wish... Read more »

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

Posted by bradford
HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative
Guest Blog - Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the Positively Positive: Living with HIV website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca) has participated in... Read more »

HIV from sharing creams?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I borrowed hydrocortizone cream with aloe from a neighboor they had been using on the baby. If the baby had HIV and I used the same ointment could I get HIV? Read more »