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Hiv And Bathing Care In The Newborn

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HIV from bath water (BATH WATER, 2010)

Dear Dr- I emailed you before but you never answered my question so I thought I might try again. I understand that hiv is not transmitted in things such as a jacuzzi or a lake. I met a guy I know a little and took a bath with him in plain look...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk from your rub-a-dub-dub-two-studs-in-a-tub is nonexistent. I'll reprint below some other bathwater questions from the archives.Dr. BobBath water Mar 12, 2005Hi, what is the risk of contracting HIV by sharing the... Read more »

HIV transmission through bath water???

Dear Dr. Bob,I am a gay bottom that recently had sex with three random guys at the same time. I... Read more »


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: New Law Spotlights HIV in Newborns

A new law effective Jan. 1 requires health care providers in Texas to screen mothers-to-be for HIV in the last trimester, unless the patient objects. Under the measure, pregnant women who test HIV-positive can begin antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
Project Inform

Striking a Balance: HIV Testing for Pregnant Women and Newborns

The major points from "Striking a Balance" There are three general approaches to HIV testing: (a) voluntary, (b) routine/universal, and (c) mandatory. The Institute of Medicine recommended universal HIV testing, with patient notification,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing Newborns for HIV Can Save Lives

On World AIDS Day, four UN agencies reported that earlier diagnosis and treatment of HIV-infected newborns can boost their survival rate. However, many now slip through the cracks of poor health care systems, the agencies said. In 2007, just 18... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Adding Nevirapine to HIV Regimen Halves Newborn Transmission Rate

Adding the drug nevirapine to the regimen given to newborns of women diagnosed with HIV shortly before or during labor halves the newborns' risk of contracting the virus, according to findings by a National Institutes of Health research network.... Read more »
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Peat Bath therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I intended to invite others to learn more about peat and was explaining my story about it rather than how it can benefit those with AIDS/HIV. It can benefit and it does. I wait for his permission to submit a post on how it works.
But I assure you... Read more »


Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do they automatically test newborns for hiv in the us? Read more »

Take Care!

Posted by Anonymous
Hi to you all,
I will leave this forum for some while but I will check in will check in when I have the time, As I told you before I have a newborn at home and I will spend some time with my family but I hopes that I can come back to this forum in a... Read more »