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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...no signs of disease, or only mild-to-moderate symptoms Someone is said to have AIDS when he or she has a substantially-weakened immune system or develops certain opportunistic infections (OIs) common to AIDS How Is HIV Spread? HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body...
Ask the Experts

inducing a coma?

My friend with AIDS has infections spread through out his body...lungs, kindney, and liver. He is in severe pain at all times. His body is unable to fight off the infections faster than they are spreading. His doctors want to put him into a drug...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have never had a patient in whom it was recommended to put into a coma except in several unusual cases with high fever/seizures. KH Read more »

HIV spread by blade used by barbers?

I am scared whether HIV/AIDS can be spread by the blade used by the barbers. I got a cut by that way and I am curious whether it can be spread like that? Your prompt attention will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your advice.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV really does not live outside of the body long enough for transmission to occur this way. See the response to Transmission through shaving.I have never heard of infection Read more »

HIV and AIDS in wastewater

I work in the wastewater treatment field, and want to know the survivabilty of the viruses in raw wastewater. This question has been asked of me many times. I have heard many different answers over the oast few years and would like up to date...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. The HIV virus can only live in the environment that is specifically within the human body. Once the virus is outside the body, it dies rapidly (usually within several minutes).HIV cannot survive in waste water... Read more »

HIV's Life Outside The Body

I have found your website very informative. Could you tell me the maximum amount of time a substance with the HIV virus in it can live outside the body, even when the HIV virus has the most favorable conditions? Is it around 10 minutes, or an hour,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...risk whatsoever for HIV and other STD's. Unprotected sex does not make HIV or other STD's. But it does allow an infection to spread from a person ALREADY infected with HIV/STD's, to another person.If you have any further questions, please feel... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Might Spread More Quickly Within the Body Than Previously Thought, Monkey Study Indicates

...infected with the simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, produces at least 50,000 viruses over its life span, suggesting HIV spreads more rapidly than previously estimated, according to a study by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratories... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...emotional or psychological problems. How Does Molluscum Spread? Molluscum can be spread by direct skin contact. It often spreads through sexual activity. Molluscum can infect any part of the skin, but it is especially common on the face or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

To Reduce Spread of HIV/AIDS, IFRC Calls for More Focus on IDU Programs

...Federation of the Red Cross on Friday released a report (.pdf) calling for governments around the world to do more to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among populations of injecting drug users (IDUs), the Associated Press reports (Heilprin,... Read more »
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Photographer needs Volunteers, Local Museum Piece

Posted by Anonymous
...the back of your head. I'll be able to explain in detail if you're interested but it's a very positive piece that will help spread the word about choosing to live with HIV/AIDS despite of the circumstances. If you're interested or know someone... Read more »

Possibly the stupidest question asked here ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...But I have to ask it ... Can HIV be spread using deoderant(sp?) bottles? I was at a club and I paid a guy hanging around in the toilets to get a spray from some unknown Read more »

I married a HIV positive man

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I married an hiv + man he is the father of my 2 year old, I found out when I was 4 months pregnant that he was + for 10 years, I blacked everything Read more »