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Hiv And Accupuncture

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AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...may be put on the top end of acupuncture needles or (rarely) right on the skin. Moxa is burned to provide penetrating heat. This is called moxibustion . Round glass cups can be used to create suction over specific points (cupping). The suction stimulates the flow of energy. If the cups are left on for a long time they can leave a red mark. Some practitioners use small beads or tiny needles held in place with adhesive to keep pressure on an...
Ask the Experts

Accupuncture Risk

Ryan, Do you know if accupuncture treatment uses new needles for each patient? Also, I witnessed an accupuncture therapist applying needle to a friend, wiped away a small amount of blood from the wound with cotton ball, but failed to wash his...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...probably more common among physician acupuncturists). There is no evidence that HIV has been transmitted to a patient through acupuncture. Make sure that your acupuncturist is licensed to practice in your state.RMK Read more »

Accupuncture and Neuropathy

Is there any evidence to indicate whether accupuncture might be helpful in dealing with AIDS-related neuropathy?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...medications that have produced good results are tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitryptiline) or gabapentin. I would place acupuncture up there with these agents in terms of its potential efficacy, BUT ONLY IF IT IS DONE BY A LICENSED,... Read more »


Will drinking from a cup of water with HIV blood in it from the previous user cause me to have HIV?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Why are you drinking water that has someone else's blood in it? Read more »

HIV from sharing a cup?

Hi ThereI was wondering if you could clear something up. My girlfriend is all worried as she thinks she might of accidently drunk out of a cup from someone who has HIV. The person drank a small amount of water from a plastic cup. My girlfriend later...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...No, HIV can not be transmitted by sharing a drinking cup. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Minister Says World Cup May Increase HIV/AIDS

...Cup -- June 11-July 11, 2010 -- the nation's health minister has warned that the huge event could further the spread of HIV/AIDS. Speaking before the national AIDS council, Aaron Motsoaledi said, "2010 is going to come with good things but it may... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Cup Campaign to Build Centers to Provide HIV/AIDS Education, Other Services to At-Risk African Youth

...Hope centers in Africa -- part of a 2010 World Cup campaign called "20 Centers for 2010" aimed at reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, poverty and crime in local communities -- the AP/ reports. The center under construction in South... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS and HIV Warning to South Africa World Cup Fans are warning English fans attending the World Cup in South Africa about risky sexual behavior. According to Avert, an AIDS charity based in Horsham, West Sussex, an estimated 5.7 million people were living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Program Trains Ugandan Health Care Workers to Administer Acupuncture to People Living With HIV/AIDS, Boston Globe Reports

... The Boston Globe on Monday examined the Brookline, Mass.-based Pan-African Acupuncture Project , a not-for-profit group that trains Ugandan health care workers to administer acupuncture to people living with HIV/AIDS Read more »
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Acupuncture and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...HI. I'm looking for people who may be interested in participating in a research about acupuncture and HIV. I'm interested in interviewing people (in CA) about their experiences in acupuncture treatment for HIV, and to know Read more »

Acupuncture for HIV

Posted by ChineseMed, 3 Replies
...A doctorate student is interviewing people who use acupuncture for HIV. I'm interested in hearing about experiences and how you think acupuncture has or has not been helpful. $20 per 1.5 hour Read more »

What next?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Recently tested positive. Not going on treatment yet as counts are high and load is low so far. Partner is positive too...but not as healthy and on meds. For me anything I can do to keep myself healthier? I am back at the gym and loosing the... Read more »

Please help!! This can help make a difference!

Posted by camuse, 1 Reply
...a research project on coping style, spiritual well-being, and complementary and alternative medicine in Persons living with HIV/AIDS who are 18 + years of age and use complementary and alternative medicine are eligible to participate. I estimate... Read more »