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public swimming pools

If a person who is HIV positive bleeds in a swimming pool, can another swimmer become infected with HIV if he or she swallows some pool water with that blood or has an open sore?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The short answer to your question is "no." The longer answer is "nope!"Dr. Bob Read more »

test2

Dr. Bob,Although it might sound strange, I enjoy skinny dipping in the Lake. I usually do it where... Read more »

HOW WELL DOES THE HIV VIRUS TRANSMIT AT SWIMMING POOL?

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AIDS Survival Project

Chlorine May Not Protect Against Cryptosporidium In Swimming Pools

...According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, fecal matter from leaky diapers in swimming pools and water parks dramatically reduces the ability of chlorine to kill the water-borne parasite cryptosporidium. As... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...might forget to use protection during sex. If you use someone else's equipment (needles, syringes, cookers, cotton or rinse water) you can get infected by tiny amounts of blood. The best way to avoid infection is to not use drugs. If you use... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...influenza caused by exposure to influenza-contaminated drinking water. Can 2009 H1N1 flu virus be spread through water in swimming pools, spas, water parks, interactive fountains, and other treated recreational water venues? Influenza viruses... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

It's the Water

...Water is the most abundant component of the human body, making up about 60 percent of the total body weight in an adult. Your body Read more »
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Posted by gray, 1 Reply
...and nodded. (When I was young, a boy splashing under the African sun in the sparkling chlorine waters of a hundred white mens pools I would go under and there submerged, suspend myself: the world above, its muffled sounds still intruded, and I... Read more »

safe sex using condoms and the proper lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tried most of lubes recommended and although you mention a few lubes on your site i am surprised that you have not mentioned Astroglide which i found a few weeks ago on www.astroglide.co.uk it is fantastic and gives long lasting lubrication... Read more »

Hot town, summer in the city

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
It was 106 F in the shade at my house in LA yesterday. I couldn't get the house cooler than 76 F all day. And today, the humidity has moved in. Now all we need is for the wind to shift from east to west and blow the smoke into LA from the fire... Read more »

blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Read more »