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People Who Spread Hiv With Infected Needles

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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

... How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread of HIV infection. Shared equipment for using drugs can carry HIV
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Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not Read more »

HIV from needlestick? but unsure if there was puncture wound. (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2009)

Hello Doctor. I live in the UK.I have a question which you may have answered before....but I want to be a bit more specfic. I was out in a really crowded dance club once and while walking through the crowd, felt a sharp prick on my hand. It was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Here we go again. Urban legend #13: The psychopathic syringe-wielding lunatic randomly stabbing club kids with HIV-tainted needles as they bop to the beat. Your HIV risk is nonexistent. (See below.)Dr. Bob is this a sign of HIV? (NEEDLE STICK)... Read more »

is this a sign of HIV? (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS)

I went to a rave for new years. I was walking around and felt a sharp pinch/pain or whatever on the back of my NECK. I have heard about the "needle pricking" that takes place at these raves. I checked the back of my neck and its a white circle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are not alone. See below. My opinion on these types of problems hasn't changed.Dr. BobPEOPLE BEING PRICKED WITH HIV AT RAVESJan 9, 2008 Hi, I recently went to the New Years Rave, Together as One in California. Ive heard that many people got Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...common ways HIV is spread are: By having unprotected anal, vaginal, or oral sex with one who is infected with HIVBy sharing needles or syringes ("works") with someone who is infected with HIVFrom mothers to their babies before the baby is born,... Read more »
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HIV Medicine Association

HIV Experts Applaud Repeal of Ban on Federal Funding for Needle Exchange Programs

...The repeal of the 20-year-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs marks a crucial, lifesaving step forward for HIV prevention. As HIV clinicians and researchers, we applaud Congress for approving the appropriations bill including... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...151 . Drug Use If you're high on drugs, you might forget to use protection during sex. If you use someone else's equipment (needles, syringes, cookers, cotton or rinse water) you can get infected by tiny amounts of blood. The best way to avoid... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Atlantic County Prosecutor Says No to Atlantic City Needle Exchange

...Atlantic City officials do not have legal authorization to start New Jersey's first needle-exchange program, according to an April 30 letter from Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey S. Blitz. Blitz first learned of the Read more »
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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize Read more »

Man who spreads lies about HIV origins

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Here's one crazy man who's spreading lies about HIV, particularly in the black community: http://www.all-natural.com/horo-3.html I guess it's easier to believe Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...who works at a night club, but after the activity subject A accidently used the same finger to dig his nose(after 1 mins). Can HIV get transmitted via nose(mucus membranes)? What's the risk if no cuts or wounds found inside nose while subject A... Read more »

What are you worried about today?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...smart enough to know how HIV is transmitted. But yet we still worry about casual contact, like: 1) "thinking" you stepped on a needle - you would KNOW! 2) stepping on a nail 3) splashing toilet water 4) Thinking Nurse using dirty needle 5) Dirty... Read more »