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Cytomegalovirus Risk And Litter Boxes

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Table of Contents Introduction How Is CMV Spread? How Do I Prevent CMV Infection? How Can I Tell If I Have CMV Infection? How Do I Prevent CMV Disease? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy How Can I Tell if I Have CMV Disease? How Do You Treat CMV Disease? Concerns for Pregnant Women Concerns for Children Your CD4 Cell Counts How Can I Get the Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on...
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fmr Heavyweight world boxing champion Tommy Morrison still boxing

Hi Dr,l am a sports nut and recently contracted hiv, l read in the papers that rocky 4 star and boxing champion tommy morrison boxed a few months ago in mexico and won by ko after being banned for life in america for having hiv in 1996... how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Russell,I'm a sports nut too, but I must admit I never understood the fascination of boxing. It seems more barbaric than sportsmanlike to me. I never made it past Rocky I (and I think I fell asleep during that one), but I did enjoy... Read more »

Mr. Spinks! Do you box? risk assessment.

Hi Cal,Are you of any relation to the famous Spinks family of St. Louis boxing fame?So cool you are on board to help Dr. Bob and the good people who write in! I am getting my six month test (i go every half year) and im a little worried about an...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
Hey Tyrone,I'm very happy to be here at The Body and once again I really appreciate the support! Now let's get down to business. Blood, vaginal secretions, breast milk and semen are the fluids that transmit HIV. In your above-mentioned... Read more »

Boxing and Sparring Risk

The gym I train at for boxing we all share the same gloves when we spar along with head gear, my concern is if there is dry blood on the gloves can this transmitt HIV or Hep C if I get cut while sparring or just from the contact of the glove to my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,First off, dry blood can't transmit HIV.It sounds like if the boxing gloves are getting around so much because they're being shared, then any dry blood they pick up would be wiped away from mere use. There needs to... Read more »

risk of transmission through biohazard box

Hello I work in a clinic where we only test with retractable lancets and I was carrying a bin that was two days old with used oraquik tests from 2 days prior and retractable lancets. I picked up the tests is ther any risk...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV dies once it is outside of the body. Two days old the HIV would most definitely be dead and unable to infect. Also you would have to have an open wound and have immediate direct exchange of body fluid.In your instance and from what you have... Read more »
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Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
I had toxo when I was offocially diagnosed . I know how I got it from my cats litter box . That was 18 years ago. And it took about 3 years of meds till my t-cells maintained at 250 for 3 months . My dr knowing my history with him well wanted... Read more »

link CDC transmission risk table

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone have a link to the CDC website's transmission risk table, that displayed the likelihood of contracting HIV based on the exposure type? (it had data like 5 in every 10,000 exposures, etc)

I've searching that site and the internet for the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was with a hooker about a year and a half ago and I have a few questions about contracting HIV. I was wearing a condom for both oral and vaginal sex with her and I sucked on her nipples, but I hear that you cant contract HIV from that. First off,... Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and drew blood. I asked them if it hurt and in reply with one of the needles he lightly poked me... Read more »