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Can U Catch AIDS From Pool Water

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public swimming pools

If a person who is HIV positive bleeds in a swimming pool, can another swimmer become infected with HIV if he or she swallows some pool water with that blood or has an open sore?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The short answer to your question is "no." The longer answer is "nope!"Dr. Bob Read more »

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

...AIDS hurts kids and grown-ups as much as the disease itself. I hope to be at Wales West to show my support -- I won't get in water though! I'm too old," Mrs. Glover said. To speak to Sylvia Glover or Larry Bryant, or for more information, please... Read more »
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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...influenza caused by exposure to influenza-contaminated drinking water. Can 2009 H1N1 flu virus be spread through water in swimming pools, spas, water parks, interactive fountains, and other treated recreational water venues? Influenza viruses... Read more »
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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...Bottom Line What Is PEPFAR? In 2003, the U.S. congress passed a bill to provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This plan is the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) It is the... Read more »
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

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...years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

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Posted by gray, 1 Reply
...scrambling, had to ask and he sighed and nodded. (When I was young, a boy splashing under the African sun in the sparkling chlorine waters of a hundred white mens pools I would go under and there submerged, suspend myself: the world above, its... Read more »

I am sooo sad today

Posted by Mix, 10 Replies
I knew that one day I would have to start the meds but I never thought it would be so soon. Went for my lab results today and my doctor dropped the bombshell. My CD4 count has dropped drastically (from 380 to 219 ) and i have to start my meds A.S.P.... Read more »

safe sex using condoms and the proper lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tried most of lubes recommended and although you mention a few lubes on your site i am surprised that you have not mentioned Astroglide which i found a few weeks ago on www.astroglide.co.uk it is fantastic and gives long lasting lubrication... Read more »