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Level Of HIV Risk For Intravenous Drug Users

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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

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 »
Ask the Experts

A IV DRUG USER...NEEDS HELP{PLZZ SHOW SOME MERCY}

HI IAM A IV DRUG USER I USE FRESH NEEDLES,BUT THE OTHER DAY I ACCIDENTLY USED A USED NEEDLE, CAN 64 DAYS OF SYMP0TOM FREE PERIOD ASSURE IAM NEGATIVE? I HAVE NO FEVER WITH RASH, NO DAIRRHHEA? PLZZ ADVICE...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Sharing an injection needle for drug use puts you at significant risk for infection, especially if the needle is used for intravenous drug use and blood is drawn up into the syringe. Most people experience symptoms related to recent HIV infection in... Read more »

Family members are IV Drug Users... is there a risk for me to be around them?

Hello I am a college student and live mostly on campus, except for when I go on breaks and stay with my family. I don't go home a lot because I have seven people in my immediate family who are IV drug users and I really can't handle the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Neither HIV nor hepatitis C is transmitted via casual contact, such as sharing eating utensils, dishware, showers, food, drinks, etc. I would recommend you use your own toothbrush and razor (keep them away from other family members or use... 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 »

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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

Women don't get Aids unless they are drug users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a drug user and was "labelled" hiv positive (meaning I had the antibodies against hiv which usually under every other disease means you are immune) anyway, it almost killed me when I started taking those toxic pills. aAnd then I decided to... Read more »

A drug-user I dated before marriage may have infec

Posted by Anonymous
I AM 33 YEARS OF AGE, AND FOUND OUT ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO I WAS HIV +
MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER ABOUT 10 YEARS. BUT BEFORE I
MET HIM I WAS INVOLVED WITH A PERSON THAT WAS A IV DRUG USER AND
I KNOW THAT IS WERE I GOT THE DISEASE FROM. I WANT TO... Read more »