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Can You Catch Aids In The Pool

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HOW WELL DOES THE HIV VIRUS TRANSMIT AT SWIMMING POOL?

Hi Dr Bob I have one quick question regarding how well does the HIV virus survive in chlorine water. I went to the indoor swimming pool other day and I didn't notice this when I walked in but there was blood on the ground foot print maybe someone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The only way you could contract HIV in that pool would be by having unsafe sex with an HIV-positive hunky lifeguard.Dr. Bob Read more »

"the blood pool" workplace HIV exposure

Hi Doc, you are truly the best. Keep up the great work.I keep trying to convince a friend that... Read more »

hemroids and swimming in the pool

Hi!To make long story short, can you contract HIV through hemroid ( outside the anus )that is... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Announces It Will Share IP Rights to Some AIDS Drugs in UNITAID Patent Pool

... The NIH announced Thursday "it will share intellectual property rights on some AIDS drugs in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available to the poor," Reuters reports. The move makes the NIH the "the first research Read more »
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Forbes Examines Ongoing Discussions Over HIV/AIDS Drugs Patent Pools

... 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 Gilead... 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 Read more »
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blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Read more »

The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »

Discrimination

Posted by Pitonus
...appreciate if you could answer a few questions on that subject for my research. Thank you very much and please be honest. The pool is on this site http://anketa.comxa.com/ Read more »

That old debate...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...slipped under the radar in the tests the Red Cross do on blood? I understand they do something called pooled NAT tests. Could pooling the blood with 19 other people's ever cause the virus/es to be so diluted that they would not be detectable by... Read more »