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Hiv Testing For Drug Users

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Scratched by IV drug user

I am a resident physician and was seeing a patient on the medicine service last night. I was examining him with my gloves on when he reached out and scratched my knuckle on my hand through my glove. There was a small scratch that had a minimal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or remain intact. If the latex remained intact, obviously there would be no direct exposure. 2. You report ordering a rapid HIV test, which was negative. Was the test performed on you or the source patient? If the patient tested HIV negative, the... Read more »

Family members are IV Drug Users... is there a risk for me to be around them?

Hello I am a college student and live mostly on campus, except for when I go on breaks and stay... Read more »

Possible HIV Transmission With Protected Sex and Unprotected Masturbation?

I'm a male that has had condom-protected vaginal sex at an overseas brothel. After 30 minutes or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessment of HIV Testing of Urban Injection Drug Users: Implications for Expansion of HIV Testing and Prevention Efforts

... In the current study, the researchers set out to "determine the extent of HIV testing among urban injection drug users (IDUs) to assess whether an expansion of targeted testing programs would be consistent with national goals to identify... 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

...introduction, the authors cite "a growing need for research in China regarding post-test risk behavior differences among injecting drug users that explores the effect of various testing modes (non-voluntary vs. voluntary) and other related... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

...conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model for scaling up treatment and prevention of HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). The report, "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS amongst Drug Using Populations: A Global... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

...Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for their injecting equipment.... Read more »
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iv drug user hiv hep c syphillis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If you had sex with iv drug user would it take longer to show up hiv positive? Could you go into neurosyphillis within months please help Read more »

Just tested negative.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I just tested negative at 19 weeks after unprotected sex. Do I need to test at 26 weeks or do you think I'm in the clear? Read more »

Sexual transmission from IV drug user

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've heard that the only people who need to test beyond the standard 3 month window are IV drug users. So here's a good question: What if someone had a risky sexual encounter with an IV drug user (HIV+ because of drug use)? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rare cases in which an individual may need to test past 13 weeks to be sure infection did not occur (those under chemo or IV drug users). Is there any reason for these people to test past 6 months? Or will infection defnately show up in these... Read more »