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Can You Get HIV From Wrestling

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HIV in the Classroom: What Would a Good Catholic Do? Bioethicist Helps Students Wrestle With Theology and HIV

HIV in the Classroom: A Spotlight Series No, we're not all HIV positive. But we all are at risk for acquiring HIV. In recognition of this fact, theologian and bioethicist Robert Doyle teaches a graduate course that examines HIV not as a moral... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Wrestling With the Implications of the Mississippi Case

Understandably, there has been extensive media coverage of yesterday's announcement that HIV has rebounded in the "Mississippi Baby" case. Although a full discussion of the implications will take time, there are some points that I think may be worth... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Microbicide Field Wrestles With the Implications of Success

In July of this year, the stubborn persistence and commitment of microbicide researchers, advocates, and trial participants was finally rewarded with positive results from a South African trial of the gel form of the antretroviral drug tenofovir... Read more »
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HIV, Wrestling, and other Sports

While I am at this site I would like to pose this question to anyprofessional out there who would like to reply. Wrestling is a sport that Ienjoy very much. Is it safe to wrestle with a person who is HIV positive. Am I placing my life in jeopardy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.In regard to sports and HIV, there reallyis not that much to tell since the risk of HIV is normally very low in asports setting. In most sports, the liklihood of blood-to-blood transmissionis very unlikely. Also in... Read more »

Wrestling risk ? 2nd ATTEMPT - Made a donation

Hello doc,I realize that you get way too many emails and I am hoping you look at this one.. I have also made a donation at to help the cause.A few days ago, I wrestled with a stripper at a private party. She had her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Why wrestle the stripper? Was she trying to escape the horned-up bachelor's party or something? Oh, never mind. Whatever floats your boat. Your HIV risk from stripper wrestling is nonexistent, even with your bruise. If HIV were contracted... Read more »

contact with blood during wrestling session

I was in my wrestling class and while executing a drill with a co-athlete i found some blood spots on my inner thigh. At first i thought it was mine from a toe nail scratch but then i realised that probably was from the other person's wound. I...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It doesn't sound you were at risk. Even if there was blood with HIV in it, it needs a way to get inside your body. That doesn't sound like it happened.HIV really only gets transmitted under a specific set of... Read more »

Can my sexually active friend give me HIV from his sweat?

can you get hiv/aids from sweat. i was wrestling for fun with my best friend whos sexually active but uses condom for sex but not for oral. though the girls he has sex with arent like sluts their average teenage girls some are virgins. the two...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
You can not get HIV from sweat. Period.It sounds like you have a lot to learn about how HIV is transmitted <i>and</i> what puts someone at risk for HIV.It sounds like you're worried about HIV because your friend has sex and some of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm 14 years old and very worried. Last year I was wrestling around with this kid and I sliced my hand on his braces. I have heard that braces make your mouth bleed and I'm worried his blood may have mixed with mine. I don't know if he had aids,... Read more »

Beginnings of Relationship, with Pos/Neg scenario

Posted by zehava71, 3 Replies
Hi all....this is my first post as I'm wrestling with a possible new relationship with a negative man.....I am positive and have disclosed my status to him a few weeks back.....we now seem to be in a grey area in terms of dating.....he told me a... Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks

1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected)
2. fingered the same girl
3. touched blood of 2 different people at different times... Read more »

HIV+ve/AIDS Tai Chi Chuan/Qi Gong Sifu

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

HIV+ve/AIDS Tai Chi Chuan/Qi Gong Sifu

Name: Peter A Gilligan B.Sc. M.Sc., e-mail:, Physical location: Belfast, Northern
Ireland. Status: Age 45 yrs GWM... Read more »