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Hiv Virus On Needle

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NYC Commission on HIV/AIDS Report Recommends Condom Distribution, Needle Exchange, HIV Testing to Slow Spread of Virus

The New York City Commission on HIV/AIDS on Monday released a draft report recommending increased condom distribution, the establishment of needle exchanges and routine HIV testing to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in the city, the New York Times ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Full Participation in Harm Reduction Programs Is Associated With Decreased Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Evidence From the Amsterdam Cohort Studies Among Drug Users

In this study, researchers explored the link between participation in harm reduction programs and HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among ever-injecting drug users enrolled in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies. Poisson regression was used to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Table 2. Estimated Percentage of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) Who Engaged in Behaviors Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, United States, 2009

Table 2. Estimated Percentage* of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) † Who Engaged in Behaviors § Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

lifespan of virus in needle

Hi thereI've read that HIV can only survive outside the body for a few minutes...how long does it survive inside a needle though?Hope you can answerThanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Several variables will effect the length of survival/viability of HIV in a syringe or hollow-bore needle. The volume of blood in the needle, the HIV titer (or the amount of virus in the blood), and temperatures the needle is exposed to will have... Read more »

Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »

Needle worry...very very worried (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went to a Club/Bar in China and i was wearing my Jeans (and also underwear inside the jeans)i was standing and suddenly i felt a sting kind of stuff on my right butt cheek. I tried to feel for what happened(after around 2 second) but cudnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A "sting kind of stuff on (your) right butt cheek"???? Oh my. Your "needle worry" is really needless worry! (See below.)To answer your specific questions:1.No, there are no documented cases of psychotic HIV-infected... Read more »

needle scratch from HIV patient.

If I had a needle-scratch from an HIV positive patient, what are the chances of contacting the virus? The dirty needle was right after an IM injection. The scratch is less than half a centimeter, did not bleed, and just red. I can barely even see...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereGiven the needle did not appear to penetrate your skin I would say your risk is minimal. If the patient had a suppressed viral load, this would also decrease the possibility of any transmission occurring. I can't give you an exact... Read more »
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HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow... Read more »

Propolis kills HIV virus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Contrary to the opinion of your 'expert' on this site, bee propolis has been shown to kill the HIV virus:

"With a little alcohol, Gekker extracted a tincture from Dressens raw propolis, and began treating her cold. And thats when the unbidden thought... Read more »

needle injurys

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi all, does anyone know if needle stick injurys take longer to seroconvert,and if so why,many thanks. Read more »

Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I thought the chance of getting HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along about the needles, so thank you all for telling me tht sick shit and tht im crazy and im... Read more »