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Percentage Of Risk To Get Hiv By Sharing Needle

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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 live...
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 »

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

...published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than Vancouver's... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is higher... Read more »
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Transmission Risk?

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...through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...cut the whole night and brushed past people without realizing that it was in fact bleeding and open. 2. I know its stupid to share toothbrushes, but I have on occasion shared toothpaste with people, is that considered a risk? 3. Last night I cut... Read more »

Am I at high risk for infection?

Posted by talktal, 2 Replies
...panic, but he said he was tested negative 3 months ago, and did not ejaculate during the intercourse. Am I still at high risk to contratc hiv since it was a transsexual sex worker? Read more »

Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
One time 9 years ago I got a handjob by a stripper. When it was over I noticed a friction mark on my penis.. What if her cuticles were cut or something and got on that friction mark. Should I be worried about this? Read more »