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transmission in hot tubs/pools

can joeshmo get hiv/aids if the affected hiv patient billybob urinates in the same pool or hot tub that joeshmo is in at the time?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Pool pee-pee???? Again???? Aughhhhhh! Another QTND (Question That Never Dies) Listen, even if Billy Bob is infected (as opposed to being "affected") with HIV and decides to piss directly on Joe Schmo in the pool or while lying on... Read more »

Transmission from menstrual period in a pool!

I previously asked this question. Tested at 3, 6 and 9 months (negative) but have had persisten... Read more »

Is it safe to swim with your menstrual period in a pool

I hope you can end a long-time heated debate between my husband and I. I'm co-infected with... 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 »
Housing Works

AIDS Activists Plan "Family Reunion" at Alabama RV Park That Banned HIV-Positive 2-Year-Old From Pool

The Campaign to End AIDS (www.C2EA.org ) is holding a "family reunion" at the Wales West RV Resort in Silver Hill, Alabama, on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The group expects more than 150 people to attend the event,... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... 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 »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »

hiv transmission

Posted by tcocoa, 1 Reply
In jan 2012 my beloved nephew passed away due to a massive stroke and he was only 41. long story short, my nephews friend and I decided to comfort each other during this difficult time. I wanted to die with my nephew i might add, anyway, over the... Read more »

How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »