How Long Can Hiv Live In A Syringe

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Can you settle an on-going classroom debate?

Dr. Bob I wanted to know if you could clear up some confusion. A discussion was being held amogst a group of my friends, and we were talking about discarded syringes in parks and on the beach. Now the argument is split between those who think...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi College-Kids,A.How long does HIV survive in a syringe? Well, that's actually a more complicated question than you might initially guess. It's generally well known that HIV does not Read more »

HIV timetable

I didn't know how to phrase my question, but I hope one of your dr's can give me a simple answer. ... Read more »

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Hi Dr. Bob! First I wanted to say I am a 24 year old lesbian who just came out last year, and am... Read more »
The Body PRO

HCV Survival in Syringes Affected by Syringe Type, Time and Temperature

...disproportionately affecting people who inject drugs. The virus is actually transmitted in the same mode, more or less, like HIV. But we also see that there is differential prevalence of HCV and HIV. Worldwide, it's about 30% to 95% of drug... Read more »

Syringe Exchange: A Moral Issue

... Introduction Syringe Exchange Faith-Based Barriers Faith-Based Efforts Personal Responses Conclusion Introduction When thinking Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...your children correct information about sex. Warn them of the dangers of casual and unsafe sex. Let them know that needle or syringe sharing for intravenous drug use, steroid injection, tattooing, or body piercing can put them at risk for getting... Read more »
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How long...?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...can HIV live in a syrindge? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and 143 and everyone that helps and gives a word of advice and understanding, Thank you. 10 weeks ago I had an accident with a syringe on a local bar. I went to the bathroom, the place was full, wash my hands, dry them with paper towel, pushed... 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 »

hey read this

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ill post the whole article above Geneva, last month I ran into, Robert Heimer, an expert on the viability of HIV inside syringes. I asked him how long the virus could remain infectious in a used syringe. Inside the hermetically sealed syringe,... Read more »
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