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Level Of Risk Of Sharing Needles

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Risk of Needle Sharing

Is it okay to share needles if both parties wear condoms?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Mr. Ashcroft, how many times do we have to go over this information??? Shouldn't you be busy draping fabric over the naked bosoms of Lady Justice statues, or trying to outlaw more civil liberties, or something like that?Dr. Bob Read more »

sharing needles & risk of hep/hiv

i used to inject heroin and in the past i have shared needles on many occasions. i do know that... Read more »

one time heroin injection with clean needle/syringe. symptoms/risk level?

Thanks for reading my questions. I'm having severe anxiety about contracting HIV and was wondering... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

...October 2000, 776 drug users were asked about their drug using behavior. Fourteen percent of the drug users were found to be "high risk" users who shared needles. The study, which began in 1996, is supported by a grant from the United States... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Fact Sheet 494 has more information on individual drugs and HIV. Drug and alcohol treatment to stop drug use can lower your risk of HIV infection. Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Does Opioid Substitution Treatment in Prisons Reduce Injecting-Related HIV Risk Behaviors? A Systematic Review

...representativeness of the sample was uncertain. The results showed that compared to inmates in control conditions, treated inmates' risk of injecting drug use was reduced by 55-75 percent, and the risk of needle/syringe sharing was reduced by... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the... Read more »
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Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
...through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...Hi there from South Africa, I just have a few queries about HIV and I ask if you can assess my risks? 1. I went to a club recently and cut my leg on a very prominent step. I only noticed the next morning. I am worried that someone Read more »

hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »

Am I at high risk for infection?

Posted by talktal, 2 Replies
...panic, but he said he was tested negative 3 months ago, and did not ejaculate during the intercourse. Am I still at high risk to contratc hiv since it was a transsexual sex worker? Read more »