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Drinking Water And Possible HIV Exposure

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Concerned about symptoms and possible exposure after drinking too much

Dear Dr. Fawcett,I recently was very drunk and may have made a bad decision in terms of drugs. I have never used IV drugs before, however the next morning after imbibing a very unhealthy amount, I woke up with a bump on my arm that was round, red...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. The symptoms you describe are consistent with HIV, although usually with the acute phase which occurs 2 to 4 weeks after infection. They have been known to develop later, so you should continue to be followed. Fungal... Read more »

HIV from drinking blood from a water fountain?

Is it possible to get HIV from accidentally drinking blood from a water fountain?... Read more »

Possible exposure at work?

I work in a home for people with learning disabilities, mental illness & challenging behaviour... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to diseases that can be spread through... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ethiopian Government Working to Improve Access to Clean Toilets, Safe Water for People Living With HIV

PlusNews examines how a lack of access to clean toilets, safe drinking water, and "information on the prevention of common opportunistic infections means many Ethiopians living with HIV continue to contract easily preventable diseases." The news... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

In developed countries, HIV transmission from mother-to-child has decreased dramatically by the use of antiretroviral therapy and replacement of breast-feeding with infant formula. In developing countries, short-course zidovudine and nevirapine... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

The advent of antiretroviral cocktails in the 1990s gave HIV-positive individuals a new lease on life. The newest drugs to treat HIV infection are much cheaper, safer and easier to use than earlier generations. And that has prompted researchers to... Read more »
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Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »

Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
Last night, I had been drinking with some friends. I was on my way home when I picked up a random girl off the street. We engaged in protected intercourse however, the condom ended up breaking. Her HIV status is unknown but I asked her and she said... Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello.

I would like to know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple of years, just for your info.

A few months a go, on a warm day I went on a... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »