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Odds Of Getting Hiv Through Needles

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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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odds of a needle stick!

Hello, Dr. Bob. First of all I wanted to tell you that my tests came back, and WOO-HOO. HIV is not my issue at least for now. It's sooo true what you say, "Symptoms don't equal disease." I just want all the ww's to stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi MT,Thank you for allowing me to uncross my toes. Oh-la-la, does that ever feel better! Now I need a good foot massage. Actually, since I just got back from the gym, a whole body massage would be even better.Regarding your physician's... Read more »

what are the odds of getting hiv twice

what are the odds of getting a second hiv infection while on medications truveda,norvir and prezesta ...viral load undetectable and cd4 count 1100...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk for 2nd HIV infection while on effective darunavir based regimen very low-unlikely to happen unless a resistant virus in the partner and that is very uncommon to darunavir at this point in time. Can still acquire hepatitis B/C, syphilis, HPV,... Read more »

feeling odd, not getting any better:(

hello , ive been feeling weak, fatigue, dizzy, headaches, leg pain joints etc.for almost four weeks and its not getting any better. ive been to the doctor almost three times and ive been told blood work looks good ive been on meds since 2010 and my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like you need a thorough clinical and mental health assessment. You dont mention which HIV meds (or other meds) you are taking and what other health problems you have (ie blood pressure, diabetes, smoking)--those are relevant to put your... Read more »

pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct: You are not required by law to do anything. If you feel the situation is a "set up," advise the person in charge at the weight loss center. In case it's not a setup, you could offer to go with the nurse to a... Read more »
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HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow... Read more »

GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »