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Hiv And Hepatitis From Swimming Pools

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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 someone elses earring? I did have to pull the earring out and there was some bleeding as it went in quite far. Thank you....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,For HIV, there is absolutely no risk (the contact needs to be directly with the person living with HIV, which was not the case).For Hepatitis, the water in the swimming pool would most probably wash away blood left on the... 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 »

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

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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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For Gays, Straight Sex Talk -- A Boston Health Agency Tests New Outreach Route Online

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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

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 »

off deep end - swimming back to shore

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

Sorry this is so long but I have done a lot of thinking over the last 81 days.

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to respond to people like myself who could really use the help and inspiration... Read more »