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Germs, germs germs...good, bad, ugly?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Thanks for everyone's feedback on my question about my baby making her nanny sick. We still haven't got his labs, but he seems pretty healthy, so we have our fingers crossed that he will not need meds right away.

Anyhow, we are moving along on our... Read more »

the sh**s. stop the runs

Posted by Anonymous
Hey, i stop the runs or diaharhea, with a shake i make from granola and wheat germ and fruit and ground flax seed meal. without it i could not leave the house. i am able to maintain a normal life , play soft ball whatever, my e-mail is... Read more »


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Blood in gloves and HIV infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 1 Reply
One week ago, I visited a lab to get my blood test done. I noticed that the lab technician had blood stains on his gloves. Never thought of asking him to change the gloves. But after few days, I realized that the blood stains in his gloves could... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »
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Killing the HIV/AIDS virus germs in the household

My husband is training to be a paramedic and during his clinicals can come in contact with the HIV/AIDS virus. I want to make sure he does not bring this home on his clothes/shoes because we have two small children. Is there a way of cleansing his...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You probably do not need to be concerned about this. It is highly unlikely that your husband would be able to transmit HIV to anyone in the household through infected fluids on his clothing. HIV does not survive in the environment long enough to... Read more »

Active sexual life:expose to other virus and germs

I'm HIV A2 positive, 330 CD4 ,1600 VL ,no medication and positive a year ago. I have a really active sexual life (no hiv unsafe practices) so I may be overexposed to other virus and illnesses that may be fatal to my health. Is there any kind of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you scrupulously practice safe sex and always use a condom, you should be able to protect yourself against some other STDs. However, this protection is imperpfect and you may still be exposed to other STDs. While these other nfections... Read more »

Spreading like a germ

Thank you so much for answering my questions. It helps so much! I promise this is my last question! Because of my OCD I understand most of my fears are irrational. With that said... Is it possible for aids to be a germ that can be spread throughout...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo, you can not get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time (for example: a blood soaked shirt of a... Read more »

Long flight to visit someone with low CD4 - precautions to protect them from germs?

I am soon to visit my brother, who is now home after a 5 month hospital stay, recovering from PCP and two collapsed lungs, among other OIs. My brothers viral load is undetectable (he has been on HAART since December 2010), but his CD4 count is only...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I would not worry too much and go see him as soon as you can. Of course, if you have a cold, make sure you wash your hands and do not sneeze, etc...but we are not back in the 80's when people used to wear protective gear before entering... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Germ Stories -- A Children's Book

The organizer of ICAAC, the American Society for Microbiology, took on a very different project by lending photographs by Roberto Kolter to be used in a children's picture book called Germ Stories , by Nobel Prize-winning enzymologist Arthur... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Drug-Treatment Services Need Programs for LGBT Community; Officials Worried About Drug Use in Spread of HIV

Chicago's drug-treatment services need additional programs, as well as cultural-sensitivity training, to better combat substance use problems within the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a city Department of... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV-Related Infections and Conditions

New Information on Abacavir Sensitivity Bone Loss Increasingly an Issue for People Taking HIV Drugs Sobering Information on Genital Herpes and HIV HPV and Cervical Cancer HIV Drugs That Penetrate the CNS Help Control PML Tuberculosis Update ... Read more »