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Can You Contract Hiv By Playing Sport

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what do you think about hiv and sports. Should players who have it be aloud to play

What do you think about hiv and sports. Should players who have it be allowed to play....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It depends on the sport! Virtually all sports have no risk of blood to blood contact. The only one I would worry about is actually boxing because of the blood that is often shed. Most other sports should be safe. Practice safe sports! DTD... Read more »

HIV transmission through sports

Dear Dr.I was wondering what are the chances of contracting HIV through sporting events?... Read more »

Wounds and bleeding scratches when playing sports

Hi Erik,Good day. I did post a question, but as there were no replies, I am just re-sending them as... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Profiles Authors of Play Portraying Lives of HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday profiled the authors of the play "In the Continuum," which focuses on two pregnant women who contracted HIV from their partners and whose lives run parallel, despite the fact that they live on different continents.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Playing Soccer, and Talking HIV

In a country that has the world's highest number of HIV-positive residents, a nascent soccer league in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province is simultaneously honing athletic skills and fighting disease. The league is home to some 2,500 boys on 160... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ESPN to Show Film on Johnson's HIV Disclosure

More than 20 years after basketball great Magic Johnson stunned the world with his announcement that he had contracted HIV, ESPN and the NBA will debut a documentary examining his decision. Filmmaker and writer Nelson George, also a contributor to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

HBCU Student Leaders Pledge to Play Their Part in the Fight Against AIDS

More than 70 student leaders from 22 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gathered on the campus of Clark Atlanta University for the 2010 LIFEAIDS (Leaders in the Fight to Eradicate AIDS) Black Student Mobilization Summit. The... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »

What is a P.S.P.? Some form of a Play station?

Posted by HeRapedMe, 2 Replies
I mean a P.E.P.? Is it an anti-aids med that can help me to *not* die of A.I.D.S. after a *MARRIED* Sorry Son of a b!tch chose to drug and rape me? I was raped the 23. The guy slipped mdsd in my drink, then entered my home while I was asleep, raped,... Read more »

Playing the odds while barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am planning a bareback Halloween spectacular and I am a gay male bottom. I read that the odds of contracting HIV from a known positive could be 1 in 25 and as good as 1 in 100 so if I am receiving ejaculate from 5 men then my odds would be 1 in 5... Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »