Can You Get HIV From Changing Diapers

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AIDS InfoNet


...There is no medication that prevents crypto. The best protection is cleanliness. Avoid contact with human or animal wastes. Wash your hands after using the bathroom, gardening, handling dirty laundry or animals, or changing diapers. Crypto can be transmitted through oral-anal sexual activity. Do not swallow water when swimming, since water may be contaminated with human or animal waste containing crypto. Raw oysters may carry crypto. In some...
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Newborn / HIV

What treatments should a newborn HIV baby have for diarrhea and diaper rash?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...ointment) but applying to broken skin can slow healing. Keeping area dry and clean with frequent diaperchanges and no plastic diapers is important. KH Read more »

I know you have many questions....but PLEASE answer this

Hi Dr Bob,Sorry for bothering you with my question, but I am kind of anxious and little bit worried about my situation..I had for about 5 weeks a friend who came to stay with me for visiting, a day before he left I found a couple of pills like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...absolutely correct: HIV is not transmitted by casual contact, such as sharing bathrooms, plates, glasses or drinks or even changing diapers. Your worries are indeed "paranoiac" and unwarranted. Neither worry nor HIV testing is recommended or... Read more »


i was exposed to have a few years ago.i did test negative on the elisa rna, nat, i ruled out hiv 1 and 2. .. Please it be very helpful if you can put your input on this matter. If someone was experiencing lipoatrophy without knowing there...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital who would evaluate or re-evaluate the findings you describe. The body habitus changes you outline are not exclusive to HIV infection. The doctor may decide to conduct some tests (including perhaps a repeat HIV test). Read more »

Nursery concerns

Thank you for this web site!! I am the volunteer coordinator at our church and recently one of our precious babies was found to be HIV positive. This is a new situation for me and I want everyone concerned to be happy and safe and healthy. We...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...diseases. Because it's possible for there to be blood in the feces of a small one with HIV, setting a gloves-while-changing-diapers policy would increase your level of safety, in case a nursery worker has broken skin on the hands. Even that is a... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

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

...Planned Parenthood Federation of America , baby boomers -- people ages 44 to 64 years old -- account for 27 percent of new HIV cases , and rising. "Today's young people grew up during the HIV/AIDS pandemic and have used condoms since they... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »