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Life Of Hiv In The Environment

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...that they cannot afford to avoid talking with their children about HIV. Talking to your children about HIV is an opportunity to provide them with facts and dispel myths. Talking about HIV will help your children to develop lifelong values regarding sexual activity and drug use. It is also a chance to develop an open and honest relationship with your children. The Facts About HIV Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their children...
Ask the Experts


Can you get aids from any type of sex, such as fingering, oral, or actual sex, if you and your partner both dont have aids?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...consequence of Dubya's abstinence-only sex education programs or perhaps of home schooling. See below.Dr. BobBareback possibility (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)Aug 11, 2007 Dr. Bob, I want to have bareback sex... we are both... Read more »


Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...This question has already been answered in detail. Please refer to Lifespan of virus in a needle.RMK Read more »

HIV and AIDS in wastewater

I work in the wastewater treatment field, and want to know the survivabilty of the viruses in raw wastewater. This question has been asked of me many times. I have heard many different answers over the oast few years and would like up to date...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. The HIV virus can only live in the environment that is specifically within the human body. Once the virus is outside the body, it dies Read more »

HIV blood in consumed food

If an HIV-positive person got blood from his cut finger in some candy he was making, would there be danger to the consumers of the candy? The consumption took place 7 or more days after candy was made (no cooking involved).
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...that drying fluids containing very high concentrations of HIV(concentrations that are not normally encountered in day-to-day life) reduced the number of infectious virus by 90% to 99%. It is safe to say, based on these laboratory studies, that... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...experience. You are facing the possibility of getting sick or dying. You may be scared that you will not see the children in your life grow up. In the beginning, it may seem that testing positive is a death sentence, but this is not true. There... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing "holistic." It does not focus on symptoms or diseases. Instead, it deals with the total individual. Different people with HIV disease may get different treatments. Healing focuses on the person and their environment, not only the illness.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Borgdorff et al. Genitourin Med 1995;71:212) in Malawi, mortality over three years among children who survived the first year of life was 9.5 times higher among HIV-seropositive children than among HIV-seronegative children ( Taha et al. ... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

23 and just got tested + not sure what life has

Posted by Anonymous, 36 Replies
...found out i have HIV and sure to start treament soon(cd4 197 -VL19.000). I keep asking my self and god, why start, what can life have to offer me now with this virus, I have so many desisions to make i just cant decide what is the right one,... Read more »


Posted by POZIAM, 1 Reply
... POZIAM is a website for people living with HIV/AIDS. POZIAM is a social community that was created to educate people about HIV and AIDS. will give you an inside Read more »

looking for poz friends

Posted by POZIAM, 1 Reply
...while living with HIV/AIDS. Its a great place for newly diagnosed people to find information on living a healthy, and longer life. People living with HIV/AIDS can share similarities with each other and discover that youre not alone. You can ask... Read more »