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Few mouth ago I been Snorting cocaine from the same dollar

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JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: few mouth ago I been Snorting cocaine from the same dollar bill and I think there was a bit of blood on it
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: is it possible to be infected this way?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nothing else really
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,

Any type of blood to blood contact can cause blood born diseases such as HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, etc. Do you have any symptoms?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
to be honest nothing
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it happens really long ago it was around 10 mounth
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
but I just want to make sure if I'm ok
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what are the chances I could get HIV this way?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
Let me see what the research states about snoring drugs and HIV.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok thank
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thanks*
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
did you found something?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hello there any answer?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
By the way the most common symptoms of HIV are fever, lymphadenopathy, sore throat, rash, myalgia/arthralgia, and headache, although a proportion of patients with HIV infection will be asymptomatic.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
I didn't find anything in particular about snorting cocaine.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
It seems to be the same chances that you have as using IV drugs
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
The usual time from HIV exposure to the development of symptoms is two to four weeks, although periods as long as ten months have been observed
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
do you think I should get tested or I will be fine because I haven't got any symptoms
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the thing is it was really time ago and to be honest I feel good
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
If you are concerned, you can buy an HIV test online through companies like Amazon.com. They usually will cost about $20-$35. They are pretty accurate and very sensitive I picking up HIV infection. They are very reliable.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
The chances are very low. HIV does not last very long outside of the body.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.
There was an article published not too long ago that stated even the rates of transmission of HIV among sex workers was very low. I would not be concerned if I were you. You have not had symptoms. But if you wanted peace of mind, you could buy one of the test online.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 10 months ago.

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