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Does Hiv Spread By Sharing Contaminated Needles

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i made masturbation regularly. now a days after masturbation my penise was swolen for few hours and after it get normal. from one months the white spot are occure on my penise(like dead skin cells)and my penise is so wrinkled. i never made a sexual...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...not possible to know what may be causing the spots without having an examination. You should see your doctor to have a look.HIV could be spread from a needle stick...I am not sure what you mean by a pin. In order for HIV to be spread the needle... Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one... Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt: Needle Sharing by Drug Users a Dangerous Sign

...Cairo drug users for 16 years, did not know that many of his clients were sharing needles until he recently began discussing HIV awareness with them. Syringes and needles are cheap and available without a prescription in Egypt's pharmacies, so he... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Debate Over Access to Clean Needles, AIDS Epidemic in New Jersey

...legislation that would decriminalize the purchase and possession of needles in an attempt to reduce the spread of hepatitis C and HIV through injection drug use (Sullivan, New York Times , 1/11). A recent report released by the New Jersey... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

University of Pennsylvania Researcher to Launch Drug Trial in Chinese Province Among IDUs

... David Metzger, director of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Division at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues plan to launch a trial in China among injection Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I Read more »
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Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States Read more »