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Can Someone Get AIDS From Wrestling

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HIV, Wrestling, and other Sports

While I am at this site I would like to pose this question to anyprofessional out there who would like to reply. Wrestling is a sport that Ienjoy very much. Is it safe to wrestle with a person who is HIV positive. Am I placing my life in jeopardy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
... Also in many sports, when a player is bleeding, they arenot permitted to play again until they stop bleeding (this includeswrestling).The only sport that has requirements for HIV testing is in professionalboxing, and even that is only done in... Read more »

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...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the Read more »

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So how does everyone deal with depression? I always seem to be depressed, my confidence in my job seems to be going fast. No major health issues, just taking my meds. How does everyone keep themselves going? Thanks to all :) Read more »