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Hiv And Swimming Pools

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HOW WELL DOES THE HIV VIRUS TRANSMIT AT SWIMMING POOL?

Hi Dr Bob I have one quick question regarding how well does the HIV virus survive in chlorine water. I went to the indoor swimming pool other day and I didn't notice this when I walked in but there was blood on the ground foot print maybe someone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The only way you could contract HIV in that pool would be by having unsafe sex with an HIV-positive hunky lifeguard.Dr. Bob Read more »

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public swimming pools

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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 »

Choices

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...north of The City. The house would be bigger than The City condo by about 1000 sq. ft. and would sit in landscaped grounds with swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, among other amenities. My partner could arrange care in the local... Read more »

NIGHT SWEATS!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...when i read about night sweats....i seem very worried as i do have this for quite sometime.On and off.can stress coz this?for hiv infection, how is the night sweats. i notice that the night sweats i have always accompany with uncomfortable heart.... Read more »

If

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cuts touched underwater in a swimming pool what would the chances of being infected be. since there is no oxygen would the hiv die because of the chlorine? Read more »