Hygiene For Hiv

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Confused about hygiene precautions in caring for HIV/HEP C positive Mom

Dear Dr. Dieterich,I have recently come to take care of my mother who is both HIV and Hepatitis C positive. Her condition has recently worsened significantly and, as her primary caretaker at the moment, I feel uninformed about the modes of...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear SN,Hepatitis C is really a blood transmitted infection. So it sounds like you are doing fine. It is not in saliva or other secretions. Wear gloves if you are dealing with any thing with blood on it, but otherwise, keep up the good work! You are... Read more »

Hairy Tongue = HIV?

I have been tested using ELISA for HIV-1 five times and HIV-2 once over a course of several years... Read more »

cervical spine fusion surgery healing with hiv

I am going to have surgercal spine fusion surgery and would like to know if there is any problem... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Genital Hygiene Affects Risk of HIV Infection

...study, scientists from Seattle's Harborview Medical Center interviewed 150 men in Kenya about their socioeconomic status and hygiene practices. Of the sample, 15 percent of the men were HIV-positive, and 97 percent were circumcised. Dr. King K.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Vihiga Sees Success With Men's Anti-AIDS Clinic

...Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the African Medical Research Foundation and the National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS. "During the [men's] clinics, we also offer free counseling and testing of HIV to those who are willing," said... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: As HIV/AIDS Takes Its Toll on the Black Community, Officials Urge Early Diagnosis

... Health officials in Maryland and beyond are using today's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to urge people to get tested and treated for the illness. According to a new CDC report on 37 states with longstanding, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Genital Hygiene Beliefs and Practices in Nairobi, Kenya

...In the current study, researchers from Kenya and the United States examined knowledge and behaviors related to hygiene, genital hygiene, circumcision and genital hygiene before and after sex among men in Nairobi. Attitudes and practices regarding Read more »
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HIV Health Promotion Coordinator Position

Posted by Terri1
...The HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment, and Housing Program within the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of the New York City Department of Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am always so worried once every month for fear that I may put my dear ones at risk as I am sometimes rather careless about hygiene. I fear that my menses can put my family risk if they acciently came into contact with the blood. I wash the... Read more »

HIV and Circumcision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Toronto Globe and Mail, an Australian team has reported findings that circumcised males are 2 to 8 times LESS likely to contract HIV through the penis. This new research postulates that the foreskin is the primary point of entry for the virus... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Someone please tell me what oral thrush looks like and if it is painful? Read more »
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