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Hiv Risk And Injection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne diseases -- such as HIV...
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A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(unprotected sex or unsafe intravenous drug use). I'll reprint below some information from the archives discussing reducing the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use.Dr. BobReducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use August... Read more »

Inject with HIV

I have been dating this guy poz guy for almost 10 years and he had been on med for sometime with undetectable vl. Recently i suspected he might have injected me with his blood as I found needle marks on my thigh. I didnt pay much attention to it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

one time heroin injection with clean needle/syringe. symptoms/risk level?

Thanks for reading my questions. I'm having severe anxiety about contracting HIV and was wondering what was the likelihood of being HIV+ and the correspondence of my symptoms.I am a 21 year old, white female in college. Two weeks ago, I stupidly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the reason you should be worried, whether or not you have symptoms.My advice is as follows:1.Wise up and never put yourself at risk of HIV again.2.Wise up and never use heroin again. It can and will destroy your health and happiness. It will also... Read more »

Hep C/HIV risk from dried blood?

My child recently had routine blood work done. On the arm rest was an area of dried blood which the tech wiped up with an alcohol pad before my child put his arm up. Is there any risk from this? Also, the tech uncapped the needle early, put it down...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No I am not concerned about either risk. Hepatitis viruses are transmitted when blood meets blood, like a direct injection of fresh blood into the vein of other person - as is the case with injection drug users. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Does Opioid Substitution Treatment in Prisons Reduce Injecting-Related HIV Risk Behaviors? A Systematic Review

...representativeness of the sample was uncertain. The results showed that compared to inmates in control conditions, treated inmates' risk of injecting drug use was reduced by 55-75 percent, and the risk of needle/syringe sharing was reduced by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Association Between Testing for HIV and Changes in Risk Behaviors Among Injecting Drug Users in S. China

...other related factors on changes in post-test risk behaviors." The subjects of the study were 172 individuals who self-reported HIV-related personal risk behaviors, including their condom use and needle-sharing practices. The researchers used... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol and HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users

... To test the hypothesis that alcohol use and intoxication is associated with sexual behaviors that raise the risk of HIV transmission, the authors analyzed data from 6,341 injection drug users (IDUs) who entered detoxification or methadone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk Behavior Among Injection Drug Users in Tehran, Iran

... More than 62 percent of diagnosed HIV cases in Iran are among injection drug users according to the authors, who conducted a formative study of IDUs in Tehran to explore risk behavior in the wake of Read more »
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11 weeks 2 days from my low risk intercouse.

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...I want to tell my history. I had 2 relations of risk, well I believe that the risk is a low risk but certainly is a risk. First situation was in 28 the February of this year with Read more »

whats the risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...made him put one on. and I have forced him to use one. He tried to convince me that he is ok but I do not want to take the risk.... Whats the risk even though it was protected anything could have been passed to me? Read more »

Low Risk or No Risk?

Posted by SamGlue, 2 Replies
...symptom I am experiencing. I know that they don't mean a thing but when you have an unexplained symptom, that is consistant with HIV infection and appears out of the blue after a possible exposure, it's really really scary and hard to think... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile Read more »