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Sharing A Cigarette Should I Get Tested

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Hepatitis c sharing a cigarette and marjuana cigarette

Hi I recently and regret sharted a cigarette and marjuana pipe with someone who has hepatitis c. I was wondering what if the likelyhood of contracting the virus....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I wouldn't consider you at risk.Intranasal cocaine use - with sharing of straws - is considered a possible route of HCV transmission because with recurrent use, cocaine can erode the nasal passages. Thus, the normal protective layer of the... Read more »

HIV FROM Cigarette Contamination.. PLEASE HELP

Dear Dr Bob:I am constant worried 24/7. In early May this year, I was sharing a cigarette with a... Read more »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you... Read more »
Articles
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Georgia: 379 File Lawsuit Over Shared HIV Test Results

This article was reported by 11Alive . 11Alive reported that an Atlanta health center is being sued for sharing the HIV status of individuals in the community. The lawsuit represents 379 men and women whose positive HIV test results mistakenly... Read more »
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Born With HIV, Diagnosed at 17: A Young Mom Shares Her Story

Welcome to This Positive Life! We have with us Lolisa Gibson. When Lolisa got tested for HIV in 2004, she was certain that she was HIV negative. So when her results came back positive, she was utterly shocked. It was a lot for a 17-year-old to... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

Dealing with an HIV diagnosis on top of all of life's other challenges may seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing it every day, though, so to those who are recently diagnosed, you are certainly not alone. Over the... Read more »
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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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Please share your experience about the window

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do you think CDC will change their window for HIV testing down to 3 month next Thursday? It is very strange that your doctors doesnt start to recommend this now because they should now before that the guidlines will change, or? I just wonder how... Read more »

My First Labs: Please Share Your Thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
This site has helped me so much. Please help me work through the following. Those of you who dont mind so many questions. This is all new to me:

I recently tested positive for HIV and I believe the seroconversion happened within a year. I recently... Read more »

If you feel like sharing your story

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,
I'm in the process of writing a screenplay about a character that is HIV+. I have been tested several times and am negative. I will never forget the incredible amount of emotions I experienced just finding out that my test was negative. I am... Read more »