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Is Wrestling Safe

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HIV, Wrestling, and other Sports

While I am at this site I would like to pose this question to anyprofessional out there who would like to reply. Wrestling is a sport that Ienjoy very much. Is it safe to wrestle with a person who is HIV positive. Am I placing my life in jeopardy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.In regard to sports and HIV, there reallyis not that much to tell since the risk of HIV is normally very low in asports setting. In most sports, the liklihood of blood-to-blood transmissionis very unlikely. Also in... Read more »

contact with blood during wrestling session

I was in my wrestling class and while executing a drill with a co-athlete i found some blood spots... Read more »

Wrestling risk ? 2nd ATTEMPT - Made a donation

Hello doc,I realize that you get way too many emails and I am hoping you look at this one.. I have... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Microbicide Field Wrestles With the Implications of Success

In July of this year, the stubborn persistence and commitment of microbicide researchers, advocates, and trial participants was finally rewarded with positive results from a South African trial of the gel form of the antretroviral drug tenofovir... Read more »

HIV in the Classroom: What Would a Good Catholic Do? Bioethicist Helps Students Wrestle With Theology and HIV

HIV in the Classroom: A Spotlight Series No, we're not all HIV positive. But we all are at risk for acquiring HIV. In recognition of this fact, theologian and bioethicist Robert Doyle teaches a graduate course that examines HIV not as a moral... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Microbicide Field Wrestles With the Implications of Success -- an Update

On October 25, 2010, the nonprofit microbicide research organization CONRAD announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would consider the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic (VOICE) trial as a confirmatory trial to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Drugs Grow Rarer, Costlier as States Falter: Financial Crises Hurt Care for the Poor in Illinois, Elsewhere in U.S.

Illinois is among several states wrestling with unprecedented deficits, and its AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) for low-income patients is being challenged by increasing demand and high drug costs. The state has seen a 14 percent spike in the... Read more »
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Beginnings of Relationship, with Pos/Neg scenario

Posted by zehava71, 3 Replies
Hi all....this is my first post as I'm wrestling with a possible new relationship with a negative man.....I am positive and have disclosed my status to him a few weeks back.....we now seem to be in a grey area in terms of dating.....he told me a... Read more »

Please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm 14 years old and very worried. Last year I was wrestling around with this kid and I sliced my hand on his braces. I have heard that braces make your mouth bleed and I'm worried his blood may have mixed with mine. I don't know if he had aids,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Pvs. I hear what you're saying. I have good moments and bad. I would be more positive if these darn twitches would leave my body. Everyone is telling me the exposure was low but I can't get everything out of my mind. As soon as I start thinking... Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
Please help me,
A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly.
Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I... Read more »