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Can You Catch Aids In The Pool

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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 »

could i catch hiv from my own semen (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

i just want to know that if put my own semen on a sex toy and insert it in to me can i catch... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Details Emerge About UNITAID's Plan for Patent Pool for HIV/AIDS Drugs

News outlets continued to follow UNITAID's recent announcement to create a patent pool aimed at lowering the cost of HIV/AIDS drugs for low- and middle-income countries. Though UNITAID's board "voted Monday to create a board to run the new patent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNITAID to Launch Patent Pool for HIV/AIDS Drugs by Mid-2010

The international drug procurement agency UNITAID on Monday unveiled plans to create a patent pool for HIV/AIDS medications to help increase access to generic versions of newer drugs at lower prices for low- and middle-income countries, Agence... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GlaxoSmithKline's HIV/AIDS Business Joins Medicines Patent Pool

"GlaxoSmithKline's HIV/AIDS drugs business is to share intellectual property rights on children's medicine in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available in poor countries," Reuters reports. "ViiV Healthcare, majority-owned by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Forbes Examines Ongoing Discussions Over HIV/AIDS Drugs Patent Pools

Forbes examines the ongoing discussions between aid groups and drug manufacturers over the formation of an HIV/AIDS drugs patent pool to help drive down costs for developing countries. "The concept is for drug manufacturers like Merck or... Read more »
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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 »

i hope my boyfriend didn't catch it....

Posted by Erica, 1 Reply
I am a 29 yr old recovering herion addict, i have been experiencing a lot of signs of HIV. I am soooo scared i have infected my boyfriend, i left him and the house today in a pure panic, I have a test in the am, but I am sure I do have it, please... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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