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How Many People Have Got Aids From Exchanging Needles

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...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 diseases -- such as HIV and Hepatitis -- from one person to another. When a person puts a syringe into the...
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Unreadable results (HARM REDUCTION FOR INJECTION DRUG USE, 2010)

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
...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... Read more »

Re: Bush and needle exchange programs

Dear Dr. Bob,First off I want to say I think you are an absolutely delightful man and a wonderful, caring doctor. This website does great things.But I have to say something in regard to programs to hand out clean needles to those who abuse drugs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mutually exclusive and the pots of money funding these two critical health issues are quite separate. Not funding clean-needle exchange programs does not mean we'll get more drug rehabilitation services or facilities. Multiple scientifically... 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
...coming from my urethra. Needless to say, this scared the hell out of me and I zipped up to go meet this guy at the sink area. We exchanged names but agreed that what we were doing was "risky" and both left. I couldn't bring myself to ask if he... 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
...actually a needle mark? (although based on what I remember there was no blood mark or trace) Please help me, Doc. You are the only person I can turn to.Your perspective on my concern would be highly appreciated. Do these symptoms convince you... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Express Concern About Obama's Continuation of Needle-Exchange Funding Ban

... Although President Obama previously has expressed support for needle-exchange programs as part of HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, advocates recently expressed concern that the administration's 2009-2010 budget Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Experts Applaud Repeal of Ban on Federal Funding for Needle Exchange Programs

... The repeal of the 20-year-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs marks a crucial, lifesaving step forward for HIV prevention. As HIV clinicians and researchers, we applaud Congress Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Camden, N.J., City Council Member Proposes Needle-Exchange Program to Prevent HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission

...Camden, N.J., City Council Member Ali Sloan-El (R) on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation to allow a needle-exchange program in the city to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users, even though the move would conflict Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle-Exchange Programs "Simple, Effective Step" For HIV Prevention, Opinion Piece Says

...forms of intervention," Serrano writes, adding that federal funding for the programs would save taxpayer money. An HIV-positive person's average lifetime health costs are estimated at $618,900, and clean syringes cost about eight cents each,... Read more »
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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 »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers, and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can obtain new syringes at needle exchange sites or pharmacies in some locations. For more information about risk behavior, HIV testing, and needle... Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
...transparent gif Question One I would like to know what the chances of transmitting HIV through a needle. A scenario exists where a person sticks a needle into another with tainted blood and injects some of it into the other person. I want to... Read more »