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Intravenous Drug Use

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Meds Don't Up Intravenous Drug Abusers' Risk-Taking

Intravenous drug users with HIV do not increase sexual risk-taking after initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a new Canadian study. Some short-term studies have suggested otherwise, raising concerns that ART might be associated with IDUs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Afghanistan Records 266 HIV Cases, Mostly Intravenous Drug Users

Afghanistan's public health ministry reported on Saturday that the nation has logged 266 HIV cases, of whom 66 percent became infected through intravenous drug use. Men accounted for 75 percent of the cases. As part of a World AIDS Day campaign... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iran Has Quarter-Million Intravenous Drug Users

The deputy head of Iran's anti-narcotics organization, Mohammad Reza Jahani, recently said that the number of intravenous heroin users has reached 250,000 of the estimated 350,000 heroin users in the country. According to the health ministry, the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Intravenous drug treatments

I am trying to find out what drugs are available in an IV form so as to help me in making decisions on drug therapies and treatments. I have searched the web and am still confused on what to search for because I get so many things that do not...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
The only antiretroviral that is available in an approved intravenous form is AZT (retrovir). I am not sure why you are looking for IV forms of the antiretrovirals. I can imagine that nausea or swallowing might be problems. If so, treating the... Read more »

Intravenous ARTs

Are any intravenous ART available for the people who cannot take tablets orally. Is such intravenous doses available for tenvir and synthivan?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There are no HIV treatment regimens that can be fully administered intravenously. There are however a number of regimens that offer pediatric formulations- liquids and syrups that can be scaled up to attain adult... Read more »

pricked needle in intravenous push

my friend is a nurse and shes taking care of a hiv patient and while giving intravenous push she accidentally prick her hand because she will aspirate the medicine twice in a vial. does she acquired the hiv?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIWell I give you a great answer from a recent experience. I"m home recovering from surgery and have a home health care nurse. She stuck herself with a needle after drawing my blood. In this situation the chances of HIV transmission is less... Read more »

HIV risk from dry blood "Intravenous cannula dressing"

About 10 days ago I removed an intravenous cannula from a HIV positive person and when putting the dressing in the bin I dropped the transpore (tape) that was on the dressing and it had dry blood on it possibly new blood from removing the cannula...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,There's <b>no risk</b> from the situation you're describing. Overall, HIV is not an <i>easy</i> virus to get. It only happens under certain circumstances. This is not one of them.If blood is... Read more »
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Sexual transmission from IV drug user

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've heard that the only people who need to test beyond the standard 3 month window are IV drug users.

So here's a good question: What if someone had a risky sexual encounter with an IV drug user (HIV+ because of drug use)? Would that mean they... Read more »

iv drug user hiv hep c syphillis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you had sex with iv drug user would it take longer to show up hiv positive? Could you go into neurosyphillis within months
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I V drug use

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I used drugs (I V) about two months ago and I got sick for about a week after the use accoured. I currently have swollen nymph nodes and am tired much of the time with a low grade fever. I know there is not much I can do now but is there any... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can u tell me if mandotary drug testing is done, how often and what is done if u are found to do drugs, especially iv users?

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