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Do People Catch HIV From Wrestling

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems The Bottom Line How Many Older
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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
... Also in many sports, when a player is bleeding, they arenot permitted to play again until they stop bleeding (this includeswrestling).The only sport that has requirements for HIV testing is in professionalboxing, and even that is only done in... Read more »

Competitive in Sports with HIV ??

Do you think it's possible to still stay at the top for a few more years in aphysically hard sport after getting HIV. Or will you normally loose to muchmuscles and weight, and the feeling of having high energy ?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...tremendously from person to person. Some people can stay fit, and capable of playing physically demanding sportsfor years. Other persons may quickly lose their physical fitness andcompetitive edge. How long a person remains physically fit... Read more »

Loss of sexual interest and HIV

Dear Mike , I am a 28 year old woman who was diagnosed with hiv in 1996. I have dated casually since my diagnosis with nothing really serious until four months ago when I met a man that I really care...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...just HIV positive women where you will be able to talk about the issue of your being sexually active with other people who are wrestling with the same thing and/or begin individual counseling wiht a professional who is expert at working with... Read more »

Disclosing HIV+ Status

Dear Dr. Remien, This is not a question; I rather wanted to share something, which I believe, is of considerable concern for many women, who are infected with HIV. The problem is when and how to disclose our HIV+ status in a new relationship. (I am...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...matter with intimate sexual partners, the matter of when and how is what most people struggle with. After all it is a very personal and intimate piece of information to share and it does take two to have the conversation. So the context for the... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...diseases including heart disease and Alzheimer's. What Is IRIS? IRIS is a serious condition that can occur shortly after a person starts HIV therapy for the first time. It can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...years or more without ever developing AIDS. Ten years has been found to be the average amount of time that passes between when a person is infected with HIV and when he or she begins experiencing the symptoms of AIDS. 2. It's what you do ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...range of ailments . Most products are effective only against a specific illness or a few closely related medical problems. Personal success stories are the only evidence that the treatment works. Of course, if a treatment works, you can find... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause, but studies have also shown thatHIV infection increases a person's risk of losing bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies 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 and had no cuts on my hand 4. Wrestled and afraid I got someone's blood in a cut on my back... Read more »

He/she is love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...speak about but rarely offer. So here goes! I am SO tired of people sending in posts asking what they should do about the person they are in love with due to the fact that they are HIV+. I want to say that anyone who has tested positive for... Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
...Please help me, A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly. Yesterday she playfully wrestled me Read more »

Newly diagnosed. Need to chat, find support

Posted by Amadoda, 6 Replies
...experience the problms I read about here in terms of side-effects. Is this too soon to judge? I tend to become very focused being HIV positive and I do not want it to be my life. Any hints as to how one starts to move on? Are support groups... Read more »