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Hepatitis Transmission And Swimming Pools

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Ask the Experts

Is it safe to swim with your menstrual period in a pool

I hope you can end a long-time heated debate between my husband and I. I'm co-infected with HIV and Hep C. I have never, not once, gone swimming since my HIV diagnosis in 1988 while I have my period. I believe I do that more for my peace of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.There would be no risk to other swimmers. The chemicals in the water as well as the effect of dilution due to the large amount of water in the pool would negate any and all risk of transmission of a blood borne pathogen such as HIV or Hepatitis... Read more »

swimming pool risk

Can you get aids or hepatitis C from a public swimming pool. My little boy has lessons in the local... Read more »

Puncturing Toe with Earring in Swimming Pool

Is there any risk of HIV or Hepatitis by stepping on and puncturing my toe in a swimming pool with... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Nevada Man Files Complaint After Mobile Home Park Prohibits Him From Using Pool

An HIV-positive Nevada man has filed a complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development against Carefree Country Mobile Home Park in Clark County, Nev., where he lives, after the park earlier this year sent him a letter saying... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

DOJ Investigating Alabama Resort After Manager Prohibits HIV-Positive Child From Using Pool, Restrooms

The Department of Justice is investigating Wales West RV Resort in Silverhill, Ala., in preparation for a possible discrimination lawsuit after a manager at the facility prohibited an HIV-positive child from using the facility's swimming pool and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead Becomes First Company to License Drugs to Medicines Patent Pool

"In the first agreement between a pharmaceutical company and the new international Medicines Patent Pool, Gilead Sciences announced Tuesday that it would license four of its AIDS and hepatitis B drugs to the pool," the New York Times reports... Read more »
Medicines Patent Pool

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Broadens Collaboration With Gilead Sciences: Signs License for Phase III Medicine Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF)

MELBOURNE, Australia -- At the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne today, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a new licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences for tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a promising new medicine currently in Phase III... Read more »
Connect With Others

blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible way of infection? I didn't see any big cuts in my feet. Read more »

stepped on used condom in pool

Posted by newuser16, 1 Reply
hi i stepped on a used condom in a swimming pool with cuts on my feet. im worried that i cant sleep at all and i have work in the morning.....what do i do? Read more »

swimming!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi

I have just tested negative a few weeks ago but am still worrying that I may have somehow become infected by going swimming.

I suffer with really dry hard skin on my feet and sometimes it has torn and bled a little and I am worried about walking... Read more »

Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok i know about casual contact and everything.

But at the swimming pool last time I was there, this woman tapped me on the back and when I turned round she just said sorry (probably wrong person) So i was thinking what if she had a bleeding cut and I... Read more »