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Hiv And Swimming Pools

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No HIV risk from "swimming pool" but still feeling unwell

I was in a swimming pool a few years ago. When I was in the pool, there was a couple in the pool having sex. I have read that you can't get hiv in the pool unless you are having sex. I never had sex or do drugs. I started having headaches,...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You hit the nail on the head from the beginning: "you can't get hiv in the pool unless you are having sex." You just <b>can't</b>.If you're feeling unwell, it has to be because of... Read more »


Hi Dr Bob I have one quick question regarding how well does the HIV virus survive in chlorine... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Roche Adds HIV Blindness Drug to Patent Pool, Cutting Price in Developing Countries

On August 5, drug manufacturer Roche agreed to lower the price and pool intellectual property rights on its oral drug valganciclovir, which is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV), making the drug potentially up to 90 percent cheaper in 138... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Details Emerge About UNITAID's Plan for Patent Pool for HIV/AIDS Drugs

News outlets continued to follow UNITAID's recent announcement to create a patent pool aimed at lowering the cost of HIV/AIDS drugs for low- and middle-income countries. Though UNITAID's board "voted Monday to create a board to run the new patent... Read more »
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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 »