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can others catch hiv/aids or hep c from swimming in the same pool

My Physical Therapy Department will not let me use the pool for therapy for my knee because of me being HIV positive and having Hep C is this right or do I need to take action?...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
This is not right. This is not warranted. I am sorry you are experiencing this misunderstanding and discrimination. Is there an infection control or infectious disease expert you may talk to? All best to you.... Read more »

routine physical and hcv

will a cbc on a routine physical show an hcv exposure? if not how can I steer the physician to check liver function? please let me know asap as I have an appt tomorrow am thank you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No a CBC will not tell you anything in that regard.You should discuss the exposure with your doctor and get the right advice for appropriate testing.... Read more »

Chances of catching HIV?

This past weekend in Washington DC I came home with two african american women who i now 100% believe to be prostitutes (the next day i woke up and my wallet was gone). The past 4 days have been extremely stressful as I regret this drunken decision...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Yep, chances are the two gal-pals you shagged and who then stole your wallet are not nuns in training.The good news is that "a condom was used in all instances." The not-such-good news is that you "don't remember much,... Read more »

Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A "trace of HIV Ag/Ab"???? I have no idea what that even means. If we assume your screening HIV test was repeatedly reactive (positive) and we know your follow-up Western Blot is indeterminate (however, I don't know what... Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies

May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow... Read more »

Physical

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »