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Hiv And Syringes

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Sharing and HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users and Increased Access to Sterile Syringes

Toward the goal of maximizing sterile syringe access and reducing rates of syringe sharing, between 2000 and 2003 the Vancouver, British Columbia, health authority modified its syringe exchange program (SEP) policies by shifting the focus from... 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 »

HCV Survival in Syringes Affected by Syringe Type, Time and Temperature

Below is the transcript of a press conference held at CROI 2010 on Feb. 19, in which Elijah Paintsil, M.D., F.A.A.P., of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., discusses a study he presented on the survival of hepatitis C virus... Read more »
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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 »

syringe and hiv

you say HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and unable to about transmission from syringe and drug injection?..i think the blood is outside the body (on syringe),why it can still to infect?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIIf you think of blood drying as a sponge dries. The stuff on the inside is the last to die. In an environment where a syringe is being used this time will extend some but still it begins to die. The high risk of sharing needles comes with the... 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 »

Hiv blood test (Syringe) vs drug injection

Hi Dr.WohlI have a debate with a friend about this issue, and i'll appreciate to get your professional opinion.I read some people are afraid to get hiv blood test(Syringe)because they have fear that somehow infected blood is in the syringe and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am happy to settle a bet probably made over beers between two thoughtful pals. Before I do that we should be clear that getting an HIV test entails NO RISK at all of catching HIV. It is almost unimaginable that anyone offering testing fro HIV... 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 »

How long...?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can HIV live in a syrindge? Read more »