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Can You Get Hiv From Changeing 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
...identified cause. A range of problems from infections to side effects of treatment to food intolerance could be contributing. Diaper rash is common in babies but could be worse if diarrhea and a damaged immune system (more often rash can be... 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 »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm very pleased you are helping your mom. You can care for her without worry of acquiring HIV by following some very basic precautions. (See below.) Give your mom a big hug from me, OK?Dr. BobWhat You Need to Know About 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 »
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 »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
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Is this a risk to kids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, My Best Friend was diagnosed with HIV last year and has had a really hard time dealing with it. He also has a girlfriend for over two years. He never told her about Read more »

Broken Promise

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
..."IT", ACTIVE IN "IT". There are absolutely no guarantees. You won't find them in searching for them. They do not exist in your HIV Doc they do not exist in these forums THEY DO NOT EXIST! There are no guarantees on your life expectancy. There is... Read more »

I've survived...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 6 Replies
first off let me thank my friends , the well-wishers, and those who have been worried about me. The transition into the new house has not been easy, on many accnts, but We rae here. The Gas company tried screwing me around, (still are), i had to... Read more »

Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies, but i need a goal to strive for it's just how i do it. I need to know that my wonderful husband won't be changing my diapers or something in five yrs. All this has me frozen in my tracks. How did you guys overcome these fears and move... Read more »