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Hygiene For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Genital Hygiene Affects Risk of HIV Infection

Two new reports suggest regularly washing the penis lowers the risk of HIV infection in both circumcised and uncircumcised men. Male circumcision is associated with reduced HIV prevalence, Dr. Nigel O'Farrell of Ealing Hospital in London and... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: State AIDS Education Progresses From Kindergarten Training in Hygiene to High School Classes in Sexuality

In 1991, the state Education Department established regulations requiring public schools across New York to provide age-appropriate instruction about HIV/AIDS from kindergarten through 12th grade. The guidelines require school districts to name an... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

viral load and dental hygiene treatment

Would you be able to tell me if a person with HIV is having the viral load testing done is there any side effects that would impact a dental hygiene treatment plan for the patient or the hygenist or doctor?Thanks Courtney Dental Hygiene Student...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Viral load testing is a routine blood test, and is not affected by a dental procedure.MH... Read more »

Alternative Feminine Hygiene Disposal Method

Dear Nancy,I felt it my duty to let you and other women know that there is an alternative to the little metal disposal units for disposing of soiled feminine hygiene products. At least in NE Ohio. Our office building has a hands-free unit that...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Thanks for the information. It does sound more hygienic. I trust you're already aware that touching or cleaning out a container for used napkins is not a risk for acquiring HIV, but this device could lower the risk for contact with hepatitis B.... Read more »

Symptoms of Bad hygiene Masturbation

Hi doc. I greatly thank you for you wonderful work on helping people. I am masturbating for many years. After masturbate i usually wipe the sperm on some cloth and reuse it for a month. I wonder that this can give me any infection ? .I started to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your question is similar to man others in the archives. See below.Short answer: No HIV risk, but reusing the same cum rag for a month is really disgusting! Buy a box of Kleenex, frevinsakes!Dr. BobSEMEN (MASTURBATION 2009) (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE... Read more »
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HIV Job Opening in NYC

Posted by Anonymous

Please apply via the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website:

Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist
Office Title: Technical Assistance Manager (CRS, II)
Bureau:... Read more »

Program Manager, Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Program Manager, Mental Health / Mental Health

Manage the Mental Health Services Program, including the clinical, volunteer, community outreach, education, training components. Provide clinical supervision to unlicensed staff and oversee internship... Read more »

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 Health & Mental Hygiene has a vacancy for an Administrative Staff Analyst (Non-Managerial), HIV Health... Read more »

7/11, New York, NY: A Sacred NYC HIV & AIDS Conversation

Posted by bartleby
A Sacred NYC HIV & AIDS Conversation
Wednesday, July 11
9:00am - noon
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
Auditorium - 1249 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

A Sacred NYC HIV & AIDS Conversation between Faith Based Organizations, Community Based... Read more »