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Is Pool Water Safe

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Ask the Experts

Is it safe to swim with your menstrual period in a pool

I hope you can end a long-time heated debate between my husband and I. I'm co-infected with HIV and Hep C. I have never, not once, gone swimming since my HIV diagnosis in 1988 while I have my period. I believe I do that more for my peace of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.There would be no risk to other swimmers. The chemicals in the water as well as the effect of dilution due to the large amount of water in the pool would negate any and all risk of transmission of a blood borne pathogen such as HIV or Hepatitis... Read more »

swimming pool risk

Can you get aids or hepatitis C from a public swimming pool. My little boy has lessons in the local... Read more »

Can you use condoms in swimming pools, showers and hot tubs?

Is it safe to use condoms underwater, like in a swimming pool, a shower, or a hot tub?... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ethiopian Government Working to Improve Access to Clean Toilets, Safe Water for People Living With HIV

PlusNews examines how a lack of access to clean toilets, safe drinking water, and "information on the prevention of common opportunistic infections means many Ethiopians living with HIV continue to contract easily preventable diseases." The news... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Food and Water

Why should I be careful about food and water? What illnesses caused by germs in food and water do people with HIV commonly get? Do only people with HIV get these illnesses? Are these illnesses the same in people with HIV as in other people? ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to diseases that can be spread through... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

In developed countries, HIV transmission from mother-to-child has decreased dramatically by the use of antiretroviral therapy and replacement of breast-feeding with infant formula. In developing countries, short-course zidovudine and nevirapine... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

The Miracle which I need as water

Posted by Leon88, 3 Replies
hey people, I am 24 years old bisexual guy. I have a boyfriend since September 10, 2012... We had really interesting and different relationship and that's why I've decided to have unprotected sex with him. I was bottom only two times with him and... Read more »

How Safe Is Safe?

Posted by dancin_man, 4 Replies
I am newly diagnosed gay male who is trying to navigate his way through dealing with this process. Obviously testing positive brings up a whole array of issues dealing with sex, and I wanted to use this forum to raise my issues/questions, and get... 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). Is this a possible way of infection? I didn't see any big cuts in my feet. Read more »