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Can You Contract HIV From Drinking Water

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Ask the Experts

Am I being stupid??

Dear Dr, I recently had sex with a prostitute which I used protection. After the experience I became very paranoid about whether the condom had burst or other scenarios of whether i had caught HIV. After 4 days I actually when back to the spot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mercilessly with soap and bleach. OK fine. Totally unnecessary, but fine. So now you are wondering if someone might contract HIV from drinking water from your bleached taps. Dude, be reasonable. Oh, OK, I guess we already determined that's not... Read more »

Am I being stupid?

Dr. Bob,An escort came to my home while my wife was away. We had protected sex in the bathtub.... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/ PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

... IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Is It Safe To Drink The Water?

...be stored in the refrigerator in capped bottles that have themselves been sterilized in boiling water. Will boiling all my drinking water eliminate Cryptosporidium as a threat to my health? Unfortunately, no. There are several other sources,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

...each household. The median age of the caretakers was 27 years. Forty- nine (41 percent) caretakers had no formal education. Drinking water was typically collected from the municipal system by a family member and was stored in 99 (83 percent) of... Read more »
Connect With Others

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
...days now I have sores in my throat like strep ,blisters on lips and a lot of diarrhea .I have asked others and say its not HIV just nervousness.Ive heard you cant get anything from swallowing and giving head and I never really worried before. I... Read more »

Can I get AIDS from ....???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can I get HIV from playing someone's guitar ? If they have AIDS ? Read more »

So concerned about my mom.

Posted by JJ77, 2 Replies
...advice/information/coping/etc. I feel that I need to talk with others and maybe GET and GIVE help/advice/an ear. My mother has HIV. I found out "finally" in 2008. The reason I say finally is because I heard of her having it in 1993/1994 and... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
...uggliest cold sores. Huge! Quarter size. More than 1 spot each time. Now this has me wondering. Could I have also contracted HIV? It is 8 weeks since this happened. About 3-4 weeks after this incident occured, I ended up getting really sick. It... Read more »