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How Soon Can U Get Tested For Hiv After Sharing A Needle

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...to notify partners yourself or you can have a public health officer do it for you. The health official will ask for the names, addresses, e-mails and/or phone numbers of other people (contacts) with whom you have had sex or shared needles. The health department will then try to locate each contact to tell them that they have been exposed to someone with HIV and could be at risk. They will advise these contacts to be tested for HIV. The health...
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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmitted infections (STIs), recent tooth-brushing, or canker sores, which can allow the virus to enter the bloodstream. Sharing needles or syringes with someone who is HIV infected. Laboratory studies show that infectious HIV can survive in... Read more »

sharing needles & risk of hep/hiv

i used to inject heroin and in the past i have shared needles on many occasions. i do know that it is possible to catch hiv/hep c and i'm afraid i might have caught something. is there anywhere i can go for tests without my own gp knowing. i live...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You can call your local chapter of your public health department and they would be able to refer to anonymous testing.Dr. McGovern Read more »

HIV Transmitted through sharing of a cocaine bullet

I know using drugs is a very stupid thing to do. I am seeking help on that issue. My question is can a person contract HIV by sharing a cocaine bullet (small plastic device used to snort cocaine) with someone known to be HIV positive? No needles,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Flippin,Merely sharing the bullet would not be an HIV risk. However, as you probably know, nose candy can sometimes lead to nosebleeds. If there was Read more »

needles sharing HIV stats.

HEllo Dr. B.Youve mentioned coutless times that the risk for penile-vaginal non protected penetration risk of aquiring HIV is 5 in 10000 and Male-2-male is 10-10000. what about needle sharing.. No, im not a drug user, but was just curious as u have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Glad to be of service!The estimated per-episode risk of acquiring HIV from sharing needles with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 67 per 10,000 exposures.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt: Needle Sharing by Drug Users a Dangerous Sign

...Dr. Ehab El Kharrat, who has treated Cairo drug users for 16 years, did not know that many of his clients were sharing needles until he recently began discussing HIV awareness with them. Syringes and needles are cheap and available without a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...sex is by using condoms. Other birth control methods do not protect against HIV. Women who use intravenous drugs should not share equipment. Women should discuss vaginal problems with their health care provider, especially yeast infections that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Columnist Examines Wisconsin Needle Exchange Program

... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Mike Nichols examines a needle exchange program run by the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin called Lifepoint. Nichols writes, "There is little doubt it is Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? If you choose to share sex toys with your partner, such as dildos or vibrators, each partner should use a new condom on the sex toy; and ... 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 for 10y. I am 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 »

Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
One time 9 years ago I got a handjob by a stripper. When it was over I noticed a friction mark on my penis.. What if her cuticles were cut or something and got on that friction mark. Should I be worried about this? Read more »

Educate me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I got sick, just didn't feel well for a few days at the six week time frame. I went on the internet looking at symptoms and HIV poped up and freaked me out. The stress set in and every ache became a symptom. I had my physical a week later, all... Read more »