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Intravenous Hiv Drugs

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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 »

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... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Antiretroviral Dose Reduces Risk of HIV Infection Among Intravenous Drug Users, Study Shows

"A daily dose of powerful anti-HIV medicine helped cut the risk of infection with the AIDS virus by 49 percent in intravenous drug users [IDUs] in a Bangkok study that showed for the first time such a preventive step can work in this high-risk... 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

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

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 »
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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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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 »

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 »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »