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Washing And Using Disinfectants To Prevent Infection

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Will hydrogen peroxide protect you from HIV and STDs?

Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...not get exposed in the first place, in other words, practice safer sex.For more information on this topic, read the posting, Washing and using disinfectants to prevent infection.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the... Read more »

Hand Washing and Infection

Thanks very much for the good work you are doing on this planet.Now to my question,my wife of 5... Read more »

Possible contraction through dish-washing?

Perhaps this is a sign of America's ignorance of this virus, but I have a question concerning a man... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Disinfection for Injection Drug Users

...the syringe. These can contain viruses and do interfere with the disinfection process. Disinfect the syringe. Rinse out the disinfectant. The idea behind these steps is to reduce the risk of HIV transmission in two ways. First, flushing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen counters and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label. How should linens, eating utensils and dishes of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Grapefruit Seed

...also can be applied to the skin to treat warts, impetigo and cold sores. Although grapefruit seed extract has been studied as a disinfectant, there are no studies of its therapeutic use. Grapefruit seed extract is usually sold for personal use... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cryptosporidiosis Infection in Immunocompromised Persons

...outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants. During the past 2 decades, Crypto has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne... Read more »
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Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...whatever that was (if anything, ... I can't ascertain, wet or dry ) on the "crotch area" of my jeans with my fingers. WITHOUT washing my fingers, I proceeded to ease myself. It is my habit to clean the tip of my glans with tissue paper after... Read more »

HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Germs, germs germs...good, bad, ugly?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...about this issue? What's the greater risk, the super-bug possibility or the common germs getting Uncle David? We still would wash our hands with (lots of warm water and) non anti-bac soap and I'd only use the lysol very strictly according to... Read more »

Help for the Worried Warts

Posted by JonCage, 2 Replies
...scratch may have to be covered with medication and a Band-Aid to keep the virus out. Anything possibly contaminated must be washed or disinfected, or else it must be thrown out. (Actually, most of these descriptions could be applied to the... Read more »