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What Is The Relationship Between Injection Drug Use And HIV Infection?

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...blood, sexual fluid, or mother's milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected and pregnant, talk with your health care provider about taking ARVs; If you are an HIV-infected woman, don't breast feed any baby; and Protect cuts, open sores, and your...
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Unreadable results (HARM REDUCTION FOR INJECTION DRUG USE, 2010)

A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occasional needle user," why not???Your family member needs to use latex condoms properly and employ harm-reduction techniques for injection drug use. She'll then need an HIV test three months or longer from the last potential HIV exposure... Read more »

Can HIV develop between two persons without HIV +ve?

If suppose one woman have unsafe sexual relation with two men and both of the men and woman are free from HIV at the start of the relationship and also neither the two men nor the woman doesn't have any other relation,is there any chance of HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Russia Runs Risk of Exacerbating Country's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

...piece appearing in the Epoch Times that looks at the drug policies in a country that is home to some "2 million injecting drug users (IDUs), 60-70 percent of whom have HIV-related illnesses." Russia's concentration on abstinence and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

... About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and Read more »
UNAIDS

Injecting Drug Users and HIV/AIDS

...intended to create a sustained focus on the role of men in the AIDS epidemic. Key Messages HIV epidemics among injecting drug users (IDUs) can be prevented, stopped and even reversed by implementing programs that: provide IDUs with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commercial Sex Work and Risk of HIV Infection Among Young Drug-Injecting Men Who Have Sex With Men in San Francisco

... To investigate the relationship between sex work and HIV infection among young injection drug-using men who have sex with men (MSM-IDU), the researchers in the current study conducted a cross-sectional analysis of behavioral Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...doctor that specializes in HIV care. If your HIV test is positive, your sexual partners and anyone with whom you have shared drug injection equipment may also be infected. They should be told they have been exposed to HIV and advised to seek HIV... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...treatment, the risk of getting HIV from such transfusions is extremely small. Contaminated needles HIV is frequently spread among injection drug users by the sharing of needles or syringes contaminated with very small quantities of blood from... Read more »