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Do People Catch AIDS From Pool Water

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can others catch hiv/aids or hep c from swimming in the same pool

My Physical Therapy Department will not let me use the pool for therapy for my knee because of me being HIV positive and having Hep C is this right or do I need to take action?...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
This is not right. This is not warranted. I am sorry you are experiencing this misunderstanding and discrimination. Is there an infection control or infectious disease expert you may talk to? All best to you.... Read more »

public swimming pools

If a person who is HIV positive bleeds in a swimming pool, can another swimmer become infected with... Read more »

HIV Transmition via mouth and private pool

Dear doctor I was reading 10 common fears about HIV in this website, according to the part sharing... Read more »
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AIDS Activists Plan "Family Reunion" at Alabama RV Park That Banned HIV-Positive 2-Year-Old From Pool

The Campaign to End AIDS (www.C2EA.org ) is holding a "family reunion" at the Wales West RV Resort in Silver Hill, Alabama, on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The group expects more than 150 people to attend the event,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Chicago AIDS Research Center Pools Resources

The Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) is an HIV/AIDS scientific and clinical research consortium that launched just over a year ago. The cross-disciplinary D-CFAR team involves Rush University Medical Center, University of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicines Patent Pool Can Help Many But Has Potential Limitations For AIDS Drug Access In Middle-Income Countries

In a post on the New York Times ' "Opinionator " blog, author and journalist Tina Rosenberg writes about the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and describes how it can help purchase AIDS drugs for "vast numbers of people." She also notes "its most... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Announces It Will Share IP Rights to Some AIDS Drugs in UNITAID Patent Pool

The NIH announced Thursday "it will share intellectual property rights on some AIDS drugs in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available to the poor," Reuters reports. The move makes the NIH the "the first research institution... Read more »
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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »