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Hiv Aids And Syringes

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Illinois Pharmacy Reports Few Sales of Syringes Under Law Permitting Syringe Sales Without Prescription

Few people have taken advantage of an Illinois law that allows the purchase of hypodermic needles without a prescription, according to Walgreens , one of the state's largest pharmacies, the Chicago Sun-Times reports (McKinney, Chicago Sun-Times... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ukraine: Customs Service Charges Anti-AIDS Group Hr 3.3 Million for Syringes

The Ukraine Ministry of Taxes and Fees has demanded that the International HIV/AIDS Alliance pay Hr 3.3 million in retroactive "anti-dumping" customs fees for syringes the alliance imported from a Spanish company in 2010. The Ministry of Taxes and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 explain how long HIV will survive in a syringe?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.As far as HIV-2 is concerned, this virus is only rarely found outside ofWestern Africa. This is a separate virus from HIV-1 (not a strain of HIV-1). The major differences between HIV-1 (found worldwide) and HIV-2,... Read more »


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 »

i know through the needle hiv blood die soon , what about into the syringe? fully understand what you say, but how long blood can be alive into a syringe, Then it go THROUGH the needle?does it die as soon it out of the body...?? i mean the blood in the syringe...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way to tell you exactly. Virus can live for quite awhile in a syringe but decays with time. Therefore, the more time, the less virus present and the lower the risk of infection. Your situation is bizarre. As you are so worried, I... 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) I'm done with my first hiv test which came out negative and tomorrow i'll know the result of my second one. I have 2 more to go after this to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOf course it is hard to worry! But yes through everything you have described your risk of HIV transmission is very small. Occupational exposure, being stuck by a needle for example carries less than a 3% risk and that's when there is a lot of... Read more »
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Posted by anxiousanne, 1 Reply
How long can HIV survive inside of a syringe used to inject drugs? Read more »


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 »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
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