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Level Of Risk Of Sharing Needles

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs 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 bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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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 what was the likelihood of being HIV+ and the correspondence of my symptoms.I am a 21 year old, white female in college. Two weeks ago, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, I absolutely agree with you: Injecting heroin is a stupid, stupid, stupid thing to do. Girl, what the hell were you thinking??? The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from sharing works for injection-drug use with a partner... Read more »

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 it is possible to catch hiv/hep c and i'm afraid i might have caught something. is there anywhere i can go for tests without my own gp knowing. i...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You can call your local chapter of your public health department and they would be able to refer to anonymous testing.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

HIV from needle share

Hi, I'm just curious to know why the risk from sharing needles for HIV transmission is as low as it is, I mean overall it is the highest risk of all, but it is still 0.67 which is less than 1% or 67 per 10,000 episodes. I would have thought...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The full reasons on why transmission occurs are not completely understood. It's not as simple as you come in contact then *boom* you're infected.You're right, HIV is relatively a hard virus to get. But public... Read more »
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Shared Needle two months ago.

Posted by panicked311, 1 Reply
Hello, I am a 29 year old female. I have been experiencing a lot of problems in my personal life as of late (physically and verbally abusive relationship, eventually leading to a domestic violence with assault on me that was resolved in the courts). Read more »

HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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Some information that i wish to share!

Posted by bura, 4 Replies
Hi,

I was able to meet a specialist yesterday and had a good chat with him. During the conversation, there are some information which i have obtained and would like to share with the forum. He told me that the windows period is 3 months for most... Read more »