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Intravenous Drug Use

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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 »

Other ways someone can get HIV

My husband has AIDS. He swears that he has been faithful to me sexually. He has not had any blood... Read more »
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Afghanistan Records 266 HIV Cases, Mostly Intravenous Drug Users

...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 initiated by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses Rise Among Intravenous Drug Users

...The number of new HIV cases among intravenous drug users in the United States rose in 2000, halting five years of steady declines, according to a federal study released on Thursday....States since 1981. CDC said more data is needed before... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Partially Effective HIV Vaccine on a Population of Intravenous Drug Users in Bangkok, Thailand: A Dynamic Model

As of 1999, HIV prevalence was 2.2 percent in Thailand and 33 percent among Thai injection drug users (IDUs) in major urban areas. Bangkok is currently the site of one of only two large-scale AIDS vaccine trials in the world. Because of the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Does anybody have the lastest statistics (or know where to find them) on HIV prevalence in te military? Also, I am interested in knowing how the majority of HIV + Military members contracted the disease (intravenous drugs, heterosexual sex,... Read more »

HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just told i was HIV positive but i dont really know how i got it, im a construction worker and i maybe got pinched by a needle in the middle finger. i tested negative at 4 month before tht to but i dont think i took part in any risky behaviour Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...body to produce enough antibodies for a standard HIV antibody test to be accurate. If people are continually at risk (active intravenous drug users, for example), they may want to get tested even if six weeks have not passed since their last... Read more »

just curious

Posted by Anonymous
i'm freaking out!!! i just had fetish-sex with a man i barely know. after the lovin', as we cuddled i soon found out he was a former intravenous drug-user, neo-goth vampire and a descendant of the african green monkey...COULD I BE INFECTED? all... Read more »