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Iv Drug Use And Hiv

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...action of the liver enzymes. This causesother drugs to be metabolized and flushed out of the system more rapidly,which: Decreases the amount of other drugs in the body May cause other drugs to be less effective Some drugs used to treat HIV-related conditions speed up the liver enzymes. This can be a seriousproblem if it causes the HIV drugs to be metabolized too quickly. If HIV druglevels drop too low: HIV can multiply ...
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A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...needle user," why not???Your family member needs to use latex condoms properly and employ harm-reduction techniques for injection drug use. She'll then need an HIV test three months or longer from the last potential HIV exposure (unprotected sex... Read more »

no sex, no iv drug use, no tatoo...........but{plzzzz answer}

hi sir i did not engage in any of risky activity except one where i had to test my blood in the patology lab?based on this exposure shoould i check for hiv?i tested on 23 july in the lab,now 52 days later i have severe cold cough and a mild pain in...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...having their blood drawn for testing, blood donation, or any other reason (except in the case of sharing injection needles for drug use). It is not necessary that you have an HIV test based on this event.RMK Read more »

Re: Bush and needle exchange programs

...counseling, and rehab centers would be a far more productive and beneficial use of tax payers' dollars with regards to the subject of IV drug use and HIV prevention.-Jessi
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...scientifically rigorous epidemiological studies have definitively shown that clean-needle exchange programs do not promote increased drug use, but they do decrease new cases of HIV infection. To not fund them is not only illogical; it's morally... Read more »

Leukopenia, Anemia, and Fatigue

I am a recovering heroin addict (4 1/2 years clean) who had a long history of IV drug use. I am 25 y/o and have been tested yearly since I stopped using in 2001. I have not had a retest in 1 year b/c my primary stated that I cannot contract HIV 4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If I.V. drug use was your only potential HIV exposure (i.e. no unprotected sex, blood transfusions, etc.) and you have repeatedly tested negative Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanic, Black Men More Likely to Contract HIV From Drug Use, Related Risky Behavior, According to Findings Presented at Conference

... Hispanic and black men are more likely than others to become HIV-positive through injection drug use and other risky behaviors related to any type of drug use, Rhonda Hagler, medical director of the New Jersey-based HIV/AIDS clinic Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

... About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...a mutually monogamous relationship with a noninfected partner, consistent and correct condom use, abstinence from injection-drug use, and consistent use of sterile equipment by those unable to cease injection-drug use). Medical treatment after... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Announces Initiative Across Asia to Expand HIV Programs for IV Drug Users

...AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, three UN agencies announced a joint effort to expand HIV prevention programs targeting injecting drug users (IDUs) in Asia. In some countries in the region, up to 70 percent of new HIV infections are linked to IDUs,... 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 please help Read more »

Father is HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply have AIDS. He is heterosexual & denies every using IV drugs. Does anyone else have a heterosexual, non-IV drug using, HIV+ father? Read more »

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)? Read more »

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only with women and are none drug users iv type of course, should worry more about STD's than HIV. Sorry ladies, it seems that you are more likely to... Read more »