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Iodine And Hiv

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a simple question on hiv's survival

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found there was some stain on my razor after it was borrowed by one of my friends one day before. So I put it under tap water flow for 30 seconds first, and dried the blade up. Then I scrubbed the blade with Iodine soaked cotton stick for several... Read more »

hiv natural healing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY Introduction:
Hello my name is rain bear here are some of the natural healing ways that me and my group talk about if you like to be part of this group your more then welcome to come in just E mail me .

Vitamins , Herbs & Spices

The... Read more »

Blood Exposure

Posted by soveryworried997, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I posted this question for the experts to answer as well but I was hoping you could also assess my situation and let me know of my risk since he focused more on the fact that he doubted there was blood on the gloves? Please let me... Read more »

needlestick injury (medical worker)

Posted by frankie78, 1 Reply
I know my risk is extremely low, but the more reassurance I get, the better I feel. I work for a medical device reprocessing company and we collect single used devices from the operating room. I was picking up a container one day and a syringe (that... Read more »

To Douche

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been following your posts and wanted to comment. You keep mentioning that your symptoms are related to the "stripper" incident where douche was splashed in your face from the stripper's vagina.

Are you aware that the contents in douche are... Read more »
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Autoimmune and HIV testing period

this is not the the first time i ask question on this forum, but hope i would get the first response. on the 23rd of October i had a "very low risk" experinece in which i have kissed (casual) a woman after she had licked her finger whihc...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. Your five negative HIV tests out to 99 days are definitive and conclusive. Graves' disease, Tapazole and the recent tests using iodine would not affect the accuracy of your HIV-screening tests. Nor... Read more »

sensitivity of the HIV virus

Is there any temperature at which the aids virus will die if exposed? If so, is there a difference if the virus is isolated as opposed to in blood, tissue, etc.?How does pH affect the virus? Would metabolic acidosis or alkalosis kill the virus in a...
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
HIV survives better in the cold than at elevated temps. Blood or fluid containing virus survives for days in the refrigerator. If it's a drop on a counter, once it's dry, its dead. The virus can survive indefinitely stored at - 80 C or in... Read more »

HIV & skin cancer; Are they related?

I have been HIV for 17 years, and still not on meds. VL around 60,000 for the past 10 years and CD4's around 300 for the past 10 years. 7 years ago, I had a melanoma on my forearm which was removed. This year I had my second one on my cheek....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Wow! That sure is alot of skin cancer, and of all the major varieties-- melanoma, basal cell, and squamous. The answer to your question as to whether the skin cancers are related to your HIV disease is "Yes and No". Most patients with... Read more »

HIV from operating room exposure

I revised this question to be more specific to the topic at hand. Anyways, two weeks ago I was shadowing in an operating room and I scratched my arm on a dull, external fixation device that had blood (probably dried) on it from a surgery 15 minutes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I have stated multiple times in this forum, all occupational exposures (or even potential occupational exposures) should be reported immediately to the occupational medicine division of your hospital (or clinic). Policies and procedures are in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nipple Shield That Deactivates HIV Prevents Virus Transmission During Breastfeeding, BBC News Reports

A nipple shield that disinfects milk as it leaves the breast has shown to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, BBC News reports. Devised by Stephen Gerrard, a University of Cambridge engineer, the shield employs a detergent used by... Read more »
Penguin Books USA, Inc.

A Look at Dr. Jon Kaiser's Complementary Approach to HIV/AIDS

Eight years ago, a San Francisco internist made public a breakthroughprogram for the reversal of heart disease. In a landmark study, Dean Ornish,MD, proved that intensive changes in lifestyle -- diet, exercise, and mind-bodyhealing -- could... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Nutrition and HIV

Good nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether one is living with HIV/AIDS. Optimal nutrition can help boost immune function, maximize the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy, reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as... Read more »