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HIV in needle

I like to know how long HIV can survive inside of needle. i mean abandoned drug needles that might found everyday life. How long these needles are dangerous?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...This question has been answered in detail in this forum; see my response to "Lifespan of virus in needle" (https://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna).Your risk for infection when coming into contact Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Signs $555 Billion Spending Bill, Lifts Ban on Funding of Needle-Exchange Programs in Washington, D.C.

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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used in traditional Chinese medicine. Very thin needles are used to stimulate specific points in the body. These points lie on energy pathways called "meridians."... Read more »