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Percentage Of Risk To Get Hiv By Sharing Needle

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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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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 »

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 »

Percentages of getting hiv by all ways

Hi I would like to know what the percentages are. Of getting hiv in theses instancesSex without condomSex with condom Sharing of needlesTouching objects with blood on them with cuts Oral giving Oral receiving And any you could add would be great , I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAnytime you have unprotected sex you put yourself at risk for not just HIV but all of the sexually transmitted infections out there. Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break... Read more »
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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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Window period percentage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Here's the fact's on the window period

1 month - 50%
2 months-80%
3 months-97%
4 months->98%
5 months->99%
6 months->99.99%

These are the facts, except them or not
If you test negative @ 3 months you can be very sure you're
negative especially if it... Read more »

Possible needle infection 5 days ago, need help.

Posted by gabby12345, 1 Reply
Hello.
This is my story, It is extremely stupid and I'm aware of that.
Last Thursday (5 days ago) I wondered off from my friends during the course of a heavy drinking session. I remember very little, but I do know that I ended up with a homeless... Read more »