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Could I Get HIV If I Accidentally Was Stuck With An Infected Drug User Syringe

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Drug Use and HIV

How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread of HIV infection. Shared equipment for using drugs can carry HIV and hepatitis, and drug and alcohol use is linked with unsafe sexual activity. Drug and alcohol use can also be dangerous for people who are...
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stucked by a 3 cc syringe

im a medical student and while disposing a 3cc syringe needle,i got stucked mildy on my pointing finger and some blood came out,very little.the syringe was previously(15 mins earlier) used to draw a blood sample from a newborn baby with no maternal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Medical Student,Any and all occupational exposures -- or even potential occupational exposures -- to blood-borne pathogens (HIV,hepatitis, etc.) should be immediately reported to occupational health where the incident will be documented and a... Read more »

RN stuck with HIV infected blunt tip needle

A couple of days ago I was re-flushing an emergently placed central line on an HIV + patient with a metal blunt tipped needle. (same needle used to flush another port)The syringe had some blood in it. I missed the injection port and stuck the distal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is difficult for me to totally evaluate the degree of risk associated with your occupational exposure to HIV without additional information, such as the severity of the wound, source patient's viral load, extent of the exposure to... Read more »

Family members are IV Drug Users... is there a risk for me to be around them?

Hello I am a college student and live mostly on campus, except for when I go on breaks and stay with my family. I don't go home a lot because I have seven people in my immediate family who are IV drug users and I really can't handle the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Neither HIV nor hepatitis C is transmitted via casual contact, such as sharing eating utensils, dishware, showers, food, drinks, etc. I would recommend you use your own toothbrush and razor (keep them away from other family members or use... Read more »

Does this look like a syringe in his pants?

I was making out with this guy (the one on the left) and noticed something sticking out of his pants. Copy and paste the link BUT PLEASE DON'T POST ON THE SITE!!! For confidential reasons. It looked like a syringe and this man is known to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Manny,I agree with your friend. Looks more like a glow stick to me. Your fears are unwarranted. If my reassurance isn't sufficient for you to shake your worries, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. I have no doubt it... Read more »
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Drog user and infection?

Posted by Stella, 2 Replies
Hey guys!
I don't understand:
- Injection drog user can catch HIV because they sharing the needle. Correct. But so many source say that the HIV virus is dead/or lost his infection ability when exposed in the air. That's why - like so user said on this... Read more »

Women don't get Aids unless they are drug users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a drug user and was "labelled" hiv positive (meaning I had the antibodies against hiv which usually under every other disease means you are immune) anyway, it almost killed me when I started taking those toxic pills. aAnd then I decided to... Read more »

Sexual transmission from IV drug user

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've heard that the only people who need to test beyond the standard 3 month window are IV drug users.

So here's a good question: What if someone had a risky sexual encounter with an IV drug user (HIV+ because of drug use)? Would that mean they... Read more »

stuck

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
Okay i have posted my story before but a quidk rundown, was hospitalized in may for pancreatitis, have a lousy pancrea, was on iv antibiotics(cipro and flagly) got home had two denuded areas on my tonue and my tongue burned when i ate. had nystatin... Read more »