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Injectable Hiv Medication

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...each time they inject, they are significantly reducing their risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis. In order to obtain sterile syringes, we encourage you to take advantage of syringe exchange programs like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's HIV Prevention Project . For syringe exchange referrals, see the list of links to exchange web sites maintained by the North American Syringe Exchange Network; if you live in California, call the San...
Ask the Experts

Interactions between carnitine and HIV medications.

Hi Dr:i read your reply: there are no known interactions between carnitine and HIV medications. I am taking combibir and stocrin so i can take the L carnitine injection?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
why would you take carnitine in injection unless you have a specific disorder that requires that route of administration?nelson Read more »

Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and HIV statistics

what is the percentage of people contacting aids/hiv through dirty needles?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...who became infected by having sex with Injecting Drug Users (IDUs).In the United States:From 1981 until 1997, for all cases of AIDS reported, 26% were IDUs who became infected through sharing IV drug needles. In addition to this, 6% of AIDS... Read more »

Injectable HAART

Realistically, how close are they to making these drugs injectable instead of taking pills? Are there any studies going on? How many years are we looking at until this can happen? Thanks
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...We do have an injectable HIV medication-- enfuvirtide (T-20, Fuzeon). I think where your question is going, is the idea of longer-acting medications; there are difficulties Read more »

syphilis, one or three injections?

I was recently diagnosed with having secondary syphilis, I am hiv+, not taking medication, and t cell is 175, viral load is 40,000. My physician gave me bicillin LA, 2.4 M units injection. He said this shoud be enough, and I should get tested...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.You're correct. Secondary syphilis is treated with a series of three, once-weekly penicillin injections. Primary syphilis is treated with the single injection.BY Read more »

Injecting Drug Users and HIV/AIDS" is the slogan for the second year of a two-year campaign intended to create a sustained focus on the role of men in the AIDS epidemic. Key Messages HIV epidemics among injecting drug users (IDUs) can be prevented, stopped and even... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Can Injection Drug Users Reduce Their Risk for HIV Infection?

...then previously used equipment should be boiled in water or disinfected with bleach before reuse. More information on reducing HIV risks associated with drug infection is contained in the " HIV Prevention Bulletin: Medical Advice For Persons... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group Plans HIV/AIDS Forum on Condom Promotion, Injection Drug Users in Bangkok Before International AIDS Conference

...Development Networks , a not-for-profit organization that receives official support from the Irish government, is sponsoring an HIV/AIDS forum in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss the country's successful condom promotion program and address the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Injection Drug Use Fueling Spread of HIV/AIDS in Iran, Official Says

...Tehran, the local administration is providing needles to hundreds of inmates who formerly shared syringes ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/18). According to the ministry, there are 70,000 people in Iran living with HIV and 137,000 injection... Read more »
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HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »


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