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How Is Hiv Spread During Injection Drug Use

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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
...occasional needle user," why not???Your family member needs to use latex condoms properly and employ harm-reduction techniques for injection drug use. She'll then need an HIV test three months or longer from the last potential HIV exposure... Read more »


I know that HIV is spread by injecting drugs, but what about sharing a rolled up index card to... Read more »

Rethinking things

Dear Dr. Bob:I guess it is time to say that there is no cure for HIV and there will be no cure fro... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Mainly Spreading Among Injecting Drug Users in Lithuania This Year

...New HIV cases reported in Lithuania during the first three months of 2002 were mainly spread among injection drug users, reported the Lithuanian AIDS Center. Of the 12 new HIV cases registered in the January-March period, 11 were infected through Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use of Methadone to Curb Rising Injection Drug Use, Spread of HIV in Russia Examined at Conference

... Faced with a "steady increase" in injection drug use that is cited as the leading cause of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Russia, a meeting of physicians and specialists was held Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Westport, Mass., Board Approves Needle-Exchange Program to Prevent Spread of HIV Among Injection Drug Users

...Monday unanimously approved a measure authorizing a needle-exchange program to help prevent the spread of HIV among injection drug users in the area, the Boston Globe reports. The town is the first one outside of the Boston area to adopt... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Columnist Examines Washington, D.C., Program Aimed at Curbing Spread of HIV Among Injection Drug Users

...PreventionWorks! -- a privately funded needle-exchange program in Washington, D.C., that aims to curb the spread of HIV among injection drug users in the city. According to the district's Administration for HIV Policy and Programs , injection... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...sexual contact was the leading cause of HIV infections, heterosexual sex mostly women having sex with men who are injection drug users accounted for 28 percent of HIV-infected people. Injection drug use, which spreads the blood-borne virus via... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...risk of getting HIV from such transfusions is extremely small. Contaminated needles HIV is frequently spread among injection drug users by the sharing of needles or syringes contaminated with very small quantities of blood from someone infected... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blood. From an infected mother to her child, during pregnancy, birth, or breast feeding. Sharing needles or equipment for drug use. Who Should Be Tested? Testing is recommended if: You think you may have been exposed to the HIV. If you're not... Read more »