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How Long Does Hiv Live On Needles

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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How long does HIV live after coming into the outside worlds,since I masturbated in the water where many people take bath and ejaculate?

Sir,I am 20 years old and staying the hostel.Once when I was bathing I masturbated by rubbing my sensitive lower part of the penis on the floor of the bathroom.Before doing this I poured water on the floor and then only I rubbed my penis there.I am...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not known to be transmitted to you when your body has contact with the environment. HIV is only known to be transmitted to adults through sex or blood contact (primarily needle-sharing). There are multiple reasons for this, one being that HIV... Read more »

i know through the needle hiv blood die soon , what about into the syringe?

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q224075.htmlI fully understand what you say, but how long blood can be alive into a syringe, Then it go THROUGH the needle?does it die as soon it out of the body...?? i mean the blood in the syringe...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way to tell you exactly. Virus can live for quite awhile in a syringe but decays with time. Therefore, the more time, the less virus present and the lower the risk of infection. Your situation is bizarre. As you are so worried, I... Read more »

acquiring HIV from dirty needle at STD clinic

Hi,I understand that I sound ignorant even asking this question but it has been on my mind in the past few days and I am paranoid. I am a Senior in college and visited a free STD clinic open to the public, in an very underprivileged area where HIV...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Clinics, no matter how poor of an area they are in, are in the habit of reusing needles. Most needle packaging is split on the bottom to make tearing open the sealed package easier. Could that be what you were seeing?HIV that is in the tip... Read more »

HIV and Needles

I did a minor surgery yeaterda, but i didn't see went the needle was pulled from the plastic for the anesthesia, if the needle was infected, would I be at risk for HIV? What if the doctor is infected and the needle stuck him while loading the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIYou have no need to worry! The risk of HIV transmission in this manner is extremely low to no risk. HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and becomes unable to infect. There are precautions in place to protect both you and the health care... Read more »
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how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 4 Replies
how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 2 Replies
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
I was a big dummy for a long time.Since I was 18(now 29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv tests were NEG.I was scared and happy each and everytime! So,After 18 months of absolute... Read more »