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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

What Is the Risk? How 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...
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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, I absolutely agree with you: Injecting heroin is a stupid, stupid, stupid thing to do. Girl, what the hell were you thinking??? The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from sharing works for injection-drug use with a partner... Read more »

Injected Someone Without Gloves...Am I At Risk

Hi, the other day this guy I know asked me to help him shoot himself up. I told him I'd help him but that I wouldn't inject myself using his needle as I am aware of the dangers sharing needles poses. I didn't have any gloves but made...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I'm glad that you seem to be aware of the dangers of sharing needles because the danger for HIV transmission is quite high. HIV does not survive well outside of the body. Even if there was blood on the Heroin, there would be no risk... Read more »

Can I get HIV from injecting street heroin?

I've tested for HIV twice at an anonymous testing centre after the window period, and it's negative. But I keep having a slight fever at night time. Can I get HIV from injecting street heroin, even if the needles I used were clean, can...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,People who inject drugs are the highest risk group for getting HIV. Indeed, in some parts of the world, over 50% of injection drug users are HIV positive.So, please bear this in mind with what I'll say next-- if you use clean needles and... 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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injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im very worried as I am a hyphochondriac, I am a male and I recently had a female perform unprotected oral sex to completion with ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice any cold... Read more »

broken condom/hiv risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am extremely worried, am 22 year old guy went to bali for holiday and had sex with a prostitute in massage parlour. i used a condom but after bout 30 seconds the condom broke and i immediately pulled out and washed myself and am worried sick. it... Read more »