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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 »

Tested + for HIV int the Air Force back in 1986

Posted by survivor65, 2 Replies
Back in 1986 was the first time all military was tested for Aids. Me along with about 20 others were imediately shipped out, to Wilford Hall I was given a choice, either get a medical discharge, or finish out my enlistment. The talk was that we only... Read more »

Age of AIDS to air on PBS May 30 and 31

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies

PBS Frontline will air a documentary on HIV/AIDS from the first mysterious cases in the late 70's to the present pandemic. Should be excellent, especially for all you young'un's who don't know how far we... Read more »

Can someone who actually had ARS clear the air!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

With so many misconceptions on what ARS is, when it occurs, etc... I thought it would be helpful if anyone who actually did have ARS and IS HIV+ could post what they experienced and when! If so, I think it would help people understand ARS... 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 »

Hand job and blowing air on penis

Hello Doctor Thanks for taking my question. I am a 33 year old male. Around 3 weeks before (12/21), I had a massage from a female masseuse. After massage, we rubbed our naked bodies against each other and rolled all over the place. I also kissed...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
When I was 12 years old I first heard about blow jobs and thought it was when a person blows air onto another person's penis. That got a laugh from my parents but now I see I was right all along.The blowing, rolling, humping etc did not... 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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "Fresh Air" Interviews New Orleans Nurse Working With Uninsured HIV-Positive Residents After Hurricane Katrina

NPR's "Fresh Air " on Tuesday as part of a series on New Orleans six months after Hurricane Katrina included an interview with Jeanne Dumestre, a nurse practitioner working with uninsured area residents living with HIV/AIDS and co-founder of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lifetime to Air Teen HIV Movie

A June air date is expected for the Lifetime network's made-for-TV movie "Consequences," in which a high school honor student contracts HIV. According to the trade paper Variety, Andrea Bowden of "Desperate Housewives" stars as Rachel, who discovers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Google+ Hangout on Air for National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Sept. 25

CDC Presents a Google+ Hangout on Air in Recognition of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Join us for the event and learn about innovative HIV prevention activities September 25, 2013, 2-3 p.m. ET RSVP: Google+ event page Internet... Read more »