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swimming pool risk

Can you get aids or hepatitis C from a public swimming pool. My little boy has lessons in the local pool where they use a salt based chlorine filtration system that is less harsh. It uses sodium chloride and takes out most of the sodium and leaves...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,There is absolutely no risk from the situation you're describing. Simply put, the pool water will dilute any random blood to the point that it isn't there in significant quantities. Doesn't matter if... Read more »

Puncturing Toe with Earring in Swimming Pool

Is there any risk of HIV or Hepatitis by stepping on and puncturing my toe in a swimming pool with... Read more »

transmission in hot tubs/pools

can joeshmo get hiv/aids if the affected hiv patient billybob urinates in the same pool or hot tub... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Nevada Man Files Complaint After Mobile Home Park Prohibits Him From Using Pool

An HIV-positive Nevada man has filed a complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development against Carefree Country Mobile Home Park in Clark County, Nev., where he lives, after the park earlier this year sent him a letter saying... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Few Washington State Residents Accessing State's High-Risk Insurance Pool, New Data Shows

Only one in seven Washington state residents who have been denied health insurance coverage due to a medical condition -- most commonly, HIV/AIDS and kidney disease -- is enrolled in a state-sponsored high-risk insurance pool designed to act as a... Read more »
Body Positive

Dangerous Liaisons: Rape and HIV

Pink flowers floating the pool, blossoms opening in love. In a ritual for women of the Yucatan Peninsula in Central America, a hollow is made in the earth and a woman bathes there naked in water up to her breasts. Other women cover the surface of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Increases Risk for Non-AIDS Cancers

People with HIV may be at an increased risk of developing non-AIDS-defining cancers, suggests a new meta-analysis of 18 studies. Many of the cancers were related to infections and smoking, noted Dr. Meredith S. Shiels of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg... Read more »
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blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible way of infection? I didn't see any big cuts in my feet. Read more »

Infection from minimum risk....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if any of the visitors of this board have been infected with HIV after a one time exposure, or while using a condom. Everyone says the chance from a one time encounter is like 1 in 500, and with a condom is basically non existant. If... Read more »

high risk not infected, a few thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
oh, come one you guys! as far as i have noticed in 32 years of life, encountering a few hiv + people, and others who have sex with hiv+ people for a long time, i will assert that anyone can get it, and there is no reason for it: just some people, in... Read more »

stabbed myself with paperclip: risk of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

while getting a HIV test at a clinic, I had to use the rest room.

The key to the restroom was on an improvised keychain made from twisted paperclips.

I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the the sharp end of a paperclip as I was using the... Read more »