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Needle Sharing With Hiv Positive

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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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needles sharing HIV stats.

HEllo Dr. B.Youve mentioned coutless times that the risk for penile-vaginal non protected penetration risk of aquiring HIV is 5 in 10000 and Male-2-male is 10-10000. what about needle sharing.. No, im not a drug user, but was just curious as u have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Glad to be of service!The estimated per-episode risk of acquiring HIV from sharing needles with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 67 per 10,000 exposures.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

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 »

shared needle - i'm very scared

on the 16th of july, 2005, a heroin-addicted acquaintence intravenously administered heroin into my right arm. in retrospect, a conversation i had with the aforementioned junkie preceding the injection incident should have revealed to me his great...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The estimated per-injection risk of acquiring HIV from needle-sharing injection-drug use with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 67 per 10,000 exposures.I do not believe you have had brief periods of immunodeficiency. Routine... Read more »

Sharing a house with a HIV positive person

I live with my mother, husband and two young boys, one age 5 the other 5 months. My mother just informed us that her girlfriend is HIV positive. (My mother is being tested now and is awaiting results). She has been given medicine for the last five...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. HIV is not transmitted through any form ofcasual contact. This means that living with a person with HIV, sharing acar, and swimming with them, poses no risk of infection at all. HIV istransmitted through sexual... Read more »
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injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

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Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

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http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

sharing utensils

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone. I have tried asking this question, but am usually met with hostility when it comes up, the usual response being that I am rather slow or young, which I am not. I have a loved one who is AIDS positive. I love her very much but... Read more »