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How Is Hiv Spread During Injection Drug Use

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Continued Spread of HIV Among Injecting Drug Users in Southern Sichuan Province, China

In the current study, authors sought to estimate HIV prevalence among injection drug users (IDUs) in a heavily drug-trafficked city in southwest Sichuan province. Through community outreach recruitment and peer referrals, 314 IDU volunteers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates in India Shift Focus Toward Preventing Spread of HIV Among Injection Drug Users

Some HIV/AIDS advocates in India are shifting their approach to fighting the country's epidemic from promoting condom use and safer-sex practices among commercial sex workers, truck drivers and migrant laborers to largely targeting injection drug... Read more »
Ask the Experts

how the government deals with injected drugs

I am 14 years old and I am doing a research paper on whether or not the government should supply clean syringes to addicts, I would like to recieve some information on any drug or anything related to this topic. Should the government supply clean...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The government has been sponsoring some programs to exchange needles for drug users. There is very evidence that this does not lead to more drug use. It also seems to cut down the spread of HIV and HCV. If these people are using drugs anyway, I see... Read more »


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
Hello,I would assume "unreadable" means invalid, that the test could not be interpreted due to some type of technical problem. However, I think you should ask the clinic that ran the test, not me! (Perhaps they meant... Read more »

Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and HIV statistics

what is the percentage of people contacting aids/hiv through dirty needles?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Let me show you some statistics to give you a general idea of the percentage of people who have become infected with HIV specifically through sharing IV drug needles. These statistics do not include people who became... 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 »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

how easy does it spread

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl about 4 years ago, and the sex lasted only 2 minutes(i know I am sad, I was drunk). Lets say if she is affected with HIV, what is the % I will get the HIV from her.

THanks for the help.

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