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Can Drinking Alcohol Kill HIV

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exercise, drink alcohol and smoke.

Dr. Bob, I am sorry that this question now from me is not related to HIV. I was wondering if you could give me some professional advice of yours. I exercise almost 5 to 6 days a week, i drink one beer every night, and during the weekends i drink 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, I'd categorize your lifestyle choices as unhealthy. One beer is OK, but five or six in one night is way too much. Smoking is extremely unhealthy. If you don't stop, there is an excellent chance cigarettes will kill you in a very... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
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Choosing Alcohol Over HIV Meds? New Study Examines Why People With HIV Skip Treatment When Drinking

Half of HIV-positive individuals who are on treatment and drink alcohol skip taking their HIV medications on purpose, under the erroneous belief that mixing antiretrovirals and alcohol is harmful, according to a prospective study presented at the... Read more »
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"If I Kill Myself at This Point, I'd Be Killing the Wrong Person": A Memoir

One cold and windy Sunday afternoon in March of 1970 as our cellblock was getting ready to go to the weekly movie, the Man came to my cell and said, "Salinas, the Deputy Warden wants to see you!" And immediately I knew that some bad news awaited me.... Read more »
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Excessive Drinking May Be a Problem Among Young, White People With HIV

Excessive alcohol consumption is an ongoing problem with young, Caucasian individuals living with HIV, whose situation may warrant targeted interventions to prevent negative impacts on adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART),... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Binge Drinking Among MSM in New York City Linked to Increased HIV Risk, Study Says

Binge drinking -- or the consumption of five or more alcoholic beverages on one occasion -- may be contributing to an increased risk of HIV among men who have sex with men in New York City, according to a study released Monday by the city's... Read more »
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HIV and drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am so depressed and am drinking large amounts of alcohol. I am at wits end and also have severe back pain.
Is it true that alcohol speeds HIV to AIDS?? Read more »

Alcohol and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read the virus is very weak and can be easily killed. My question is will alcohol like in scothch kill it? Has anyone read this? I gave a b/j to a guy he did not cum but I am worried about pre-cum. I immediatly took a swig of scothch and... Read more »

Drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What would be the chances of contracting the HIV virus from drinking a bottle of wine in South Africa after the local waiter cut his hand on the corkscrew while opening the bottle? Would alcohol have killed the virus anyway? This may sound like a... Read more »

Propolis kills HIV virus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Contrary to the opinion of your 'expert' on this site, bee propolis has been shown to kill the HIV virus:

"With a little alcohol, Gekker extracted a tincture from Dressens raw propolis, and began treating her cold. And thats when the unbidden thought... Read more »