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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

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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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
Hey Jessi,HIV prevention and drug rehabilitation are not an "either or" situation. They are not mutually exclusive and the pots of money funding these two critical health issues are quite separate. Not funding clean-needle exchange... 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
Hi,A "sting kind of stuff on (your) right butt cheek"???? Oh my. Your "needle worry" is really needless worry! (See below.)To answer your specific questions:1.No, there are no documented cases of psychotic HIV-infected... 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
Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »

HIV +ve people carrying needles

Dr. Bob, Now that there are 1 Million HIV +ve people in the USA, I have a fear -- I heard many HIV +ve persons have a revengeful feeling towards the society to make everyone positive and thus carry needles with them to dab into everyone they meet or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You heard that many HIV-positive persons carry needles with them to jab into everyone they meet or sleep with, because they have a "revengeful feeling towards society???" Now why on earth would you think the million of us who are... Read more »
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Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps) oreg

Posted by Anonymous
Organization: HIV Alliance
Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps)

The Community Connections Coordinator will accompany staff on needle exchanges and provide health education (especially HIV and Hep C prevention, vein care, and harm... Read more »

Needle Exchange Program Specialist DC

Posted by Anonymous
Needle Exchange Program seeks Program Specialist familiar with harm reduction. Strong computer and admin skills. Able to drive program vehicle. Resume & coverletter to 202-939-7827 (fax) or prevworks@mindspring.com.
Washington, District of... Read more »

clean needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
answer my question for me here is where i posted it
http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=death&Number=17596&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5

If you do know the answers here my email hacktec@ecolovers.com

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Sitting on IV needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has there been any cases of people sitting on needles and contracting HIV ? what are the chances of tht happening ? Read more »