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Do Alcohol Swabs Kill Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

... It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges
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HIV from Swab

Dr Bob,First a disclaimer - yes this is going to sound crazy and will probably end up in your 'Funny' archives but to me this is extremely anxiety provoking and causing me to panic.In 2007 I was exposed to blood by a pathologist who took my blood at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Regarding your disclaimer ". . . this is going to sound crazy and will probably end up in your 'funny archives' . . ." Sweetie, what do you mean "probably?" There is no "probably" about it. Your post goes to the funny archives; it goes Read more »

hiv swab testing and dentures

i finaly after 2 long years built up the curage to go get tested..its 12 months since i had unprotected anal sex with a person of unknown status and 7 months since i had unprotected oral sex with some one of unknown status..now my question is would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the oral fluid rapid test results. Yell WOO-HOO and start celebrating. Thanks for the donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Will rubbing alcohol kill aids?

if a bodily fluid containing Hiv/aids got on say my car key and i submerged the keys in rubbing alcohol would that kill the virus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...used to turn on your car, not your girlfriend (or boyfriend, for that matter). But to respond to your question, yes, rubbing alcohol would "rub out" the virus.Dr. Bob Read more »

dental infection

i saw the dentist two months ago in china. they use the teeth driller to treat me and they clean it only with alcoholic cotton. i am afraid this is not enough to kill HIV virus. But the doctor told me almost 80 percent hospitals in Shanghai, China...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...other safety precautions in the setting. This procedure is highly effective. I am not aware of the effectiveness of alcohol swabs or other techniques in cleaning dental instruments. If you are wary of the procedures that your dentist follows,... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

... What Is HIV/AIDS? The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a virus that lives and multiplies Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Activists: "Let's Talk About Sex, It's Killing Us"

... At a Sept. 10 health summit at Community Hospital of San Bernardino, HIV/AIDS activist Carla Bailey told attendees "the HIV fight begins and ends with us." "De-nial is not just a river in Egypt," said Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, January 27, 2011

...comment and join the discussion on this article! HIV NEWS & VIEWS   "I Talk Because": A Better Way to Do HIV/AIDS Awareness Ads "In my opinion, 'It's Never Just HIV' seems as effective as the phrase, 'Every time you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

...kill more than 90% of all strains of the AIDS virus, a finding they say could lead to the development of new treatments for HIV infections and to the production of the first successful vaccine against the virus" (Maugh, 7/9). Wall Street... Read more »
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Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 1 Reply
...1960s. The concept of UBI seems simple and the procedure is easy and it appears that it would be very beneficial to people with HIV. Doctors all over the world, including at Yale University, perform the procedure for Auto-Immune System Disorders,... Read more »

AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms Read more »