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Can You Get HIV From Changing Diapers

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HIV via changing diapers

Hello,Short question. What are the chances of passing HIV to a child via diaper changing/wiping the genital and anal area with baby wipes if a person doing this is HIV+ and has cracked skin on his fingers. The cracks were not visibly bloody, just...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-His cracks will not infect your baby's "cracks" Be happy for the help!Take care, LHW... Read more »

TO CHANGE OR NOT TO CHANGE?

I was diagnosed HIV+ in 1999 and I started HAART with Viracept+Combivir. It works very well. I am a... Read more »

Health Professional, Changing Employers, Medical benefits change?

Very worried here. I am a speech pathologist. I am currently undergoing the interview process for... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes in Stress, Substance Use and Medication Beliefs Are Associated With Changes in Adherence to HIV Antiretroviral Therapy

The most commonly cited barriers to HIV treatment adherence include stress, substance use' and medication beliefs. In the current study, researchers used longitudinal techniques to examine the temporal relationship between these barriers and regimen... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Change and Rumors of Change

In nearly every corner of the globe, HIV treatment advocates are working for people living with HIV/AIDS, helping them to get the care they need and the respect they deserve; helping them to get the most out of whatever medications are available; to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Five HIV Facts You Need to Tell Your Parents and Other Elders

They have bathed us, fed us and changed our dirty diapers, but today they need our help. As our parents live single, experience life after divorce, survive the death of a spouse or even "step out" on or have an "understanding" about their dead-end... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Virginia: Funding Changes Force Changes for AIDS Program

The loss of $42,000 in funding from the state has forced Morgantown-based Caritas House, an AIDS service organization, to close its Parkersburg office and reduce its testing and education efforts. Epidemiologist Loretta Haddy said the state Bureau... Read more »
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Hiv test rules may change

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard that they may change testing guidlines to only include rare cases of blood transmittions. That hiv rates are very low and that thet tesing company is being sued by several people in a class action suite for false claims.

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Changing my mind about hiv..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey all I have not been visiting this board or a while causes I am now a member of HEAL San Diego and I find it very helpfull. The folks there are very knowledgeable and supportive and they don't judge you like many on this board. Open your minds I... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »