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Level Of Risk To Get Hiv For Idu

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U.S. National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

IDU Risk Reduction Fact Sheet

What Is the Risk? In the United States, drug use and dependence is widespread. It is estimated that there are approximately one million active injection drug users in the general population. It is widely recognized that the reuse and "sharing" of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

To Reduce Spread of HIV/AIDS, IFRC Calls for More Focus on IDU Programs

Ahead of World AIDS Day, the International Federation of the Red Cross on Friday released a report (.pdf) calling for governments around the world to do more to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among populations of injecting drug users (IDUs), the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines PEPFAR Funding of IDU Programs

IRIN examines a recent comment piece in the journal Lancet that argues PEPFAR can do more to prevent the spread of HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Africa (IRIN, 6/24). Although PEPFAR has helped to provide "antiretroviral therapy to 2.1... Read more »
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Difference between occupational needle stick and IDU shared syringes

My question is in regards to a question you answered in February. You spoke of a home health nurse who pricked herself after drawing your blood and explained that there is less than a 3% chance of acquiring HIV in this manner. I am just curious as...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe risk between the two. the needle stick from me didn't involve a large volume of blood as there is with IDU's. IDU inject directly into the vein for the drugs to get in, whereas the needle stick is just pricking the skin and not,... Read more »

HIV levels not detected, Still at risk during sex?

My husband has HIV, at his recent doctor's meeting we were told that his HIV levels are undetectable. Recently we have been looking into washing the sperm so we could have a baby which is very expensive and the doctor told us that he was not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If "he was not allowed as a medical doctor to say . . . ," I kind of wonder why he's saying it. I don't agree with his advice. In fact, I find it dangerous.Unprotected vaginal sex with a guy known to be HIV positive does... Read more »

unprotected sex - level of risk for HIV transmission

I recently had unprotected anal sex with my partner, however it only lasted 30 seconds and ejaculation didn't take place. I didn't appear to be bleeding and my partners viral load is currently at a low level. Since this happened I have...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unprotected anal sex as the receptive (bottom) partner with an HIV infected person is the most efficient way to transmit HIV sexually. Ejaculation in the body carries the most significant risk, but HIV can still be transmitted through contact with... Read more »

What level of risk from heterosexual vaginal intercourse

How many cases have been reported of AIDS or HIV infection contracted in the U.S. by men from heterosexual vaginal intercourse with a non I.V. drug user, non hemopheliac. What are the probabilies that I would become infected if I do not use a condom...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi,Thank you for your question.From 1981 to December 1995 (the latest statistic currently available), of 434,719 adult cases of AIDS in men, 13,521 (or 3%) became infected through heterosexual contact. Keep in mind that these are AIDS cases. This... Read more »
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Women IDU Program Coordinator San Jose

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS Resources, Information and Services (ARIS)
Women IDU Program Coordinator

Full-time position. Develop and facilitate workshops for female IDUs and their sexual partners. Coordinate and conduct outreach activities. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS,... Read more »

Unsure about the risk level & precum! :/

Posted by ColorBee12, 1 Reply
I recently was engaging in foreplay with a friend and all is good until I decided to lick up his shaft and suck on the shaft and side of his dick.. his dick felt dry and had been exposed to air for at least 10 minutes.. however I do know that he had... Read more »

Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
Morning all from across the pond.... wondered if anyone could help a worried Brit who has made the mistake of visiting too many websites for information and ended up focusing on the worst case scenarios!

This site appears to be extremely "level... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous
Study Description:

NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »