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How Many People Have Gotten 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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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 »

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 »

Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about crazy lifeless people with HIV positive needles and poking people with them. Well last night I went and took ecstasy for the first time also (I know, BAD ) well after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Crazy lifeless people with HIV positive needles poking people"??? Dude, where was that rave, zombie-land?See below.Dr. BobTERRIFIED!!! Need reassurance (donation!) (URBAN LEGEND, 2010) Mar 9, 2010Two days ago, I was standing by a curb.... 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 »

MAY HAVE GOTTEN AIDS THROUGH FORCED SEX

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

I try my best not to get upset anymore, because I won't allow my this illness to take control of my life. I truly uderstand you, Thank God you're negative as of now. Unfortunately for me I wasn't, and I was always the faithful "good girl" type, so... Read more »

could I have gotten aids from this

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I was out of town on business and one evening and had a few drinks, and I stopped into an adult bookstore. I was looking at all the video titles and began to get an erection. So I got a pocket full of tokens and went back into the video booth area.... Read more »

Could I have gotten . . .?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I'm not sure who to ask this question to, but I have been sitting
at home crying about my situation for the past day. Therefore, I feel like
I should ask somebody. Last Thursday night, I went to a concert. My friend
and I ran into a guy at a... Read more »