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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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Cortisone Injections And HIV

I've had back issues for years. My pain doc has recommended cortisone injections. I'm not on meds for HIV yet. I've been reading a lot of mixed reviews about the injections, from they can cause more issues to reducing immune...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is no contraindication for receiving steroid injections when someone is HIV positive. Current infection would mean having an additional active infection, particularly in the area where steroids might be injected. The more important question... Read more »

injection of hiv

I was injected with a needle with hiv positive blood and methamphetamine 3 months ago. It has to do with gangs. Thats all i feel like saying about it. So my question, Once hiv enters the bloodstream does it automatically mean i am HIV +? What are...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, just being exposed to HIV does not mean that you are HIV+. I'm not sure how you know that the needle had HIV contamination. However, it may well be that it did not. Also, exposures to small amount of HIV may be cleared by the immune... Read more »

effect of dexamethasone injection on hiv agab test

i had sex with aperson 5 years ago and now iam afraid of being infected with hivi do hiv agab test since 5 days and result was negative but iam afraid that this long period between relationshiop and test affect on test and lead to disappearance of...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I regret I am not qualified to answer medical questions. My specialty is benefits and workplace issues.... Read more »

effect of dexamethasone injection on hiv agab test

i had sex with aperson 5 years ago and now iam afraid of being infected with hiv i do hiv agab test since 5 days and result was negative but iam afraid that this long period between relationshiop and test affect on test and lead to disappearance of...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines are to be tested 90 days after exposure and as long as there are no other exposures during this time the results are considered conclusive. Since your exposure was 5 years ago and your recent test was negative and from what... Read more »
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injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

Injection Users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
to the guy who shot up dope with the person who is HIV Positive if you dont get HIV from this then you dodged a bullet Read more »

needleless injections

Posted by Faith1970, 2 Replies
I think I should quit being a nurse. If someone could assess this risk, I would be greatful. We were turning a patient and they had a foley catheter. I felt like I got something in my eye, but there was nothing leaking anywhere. He had blood in the... Read more »

GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »