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Odds Of Infection Pool Water

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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 »

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... Read more »

Are my odds greater than 6.5 in 10K?

Doctor FrascinoI am in a committed relationship with my partner, and have not cheated on him... Read more »
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Dangerous Liaisons: Rape and HIV

Pink flowers floating the pool, blossoms opening in love. In a ritual for women of the Yucatan Peninsula in Central America, a hollow is made in the earth and a woman bathes there naked in water up to her breasts. Other women cover the surface of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Roche Adds HIV Blindness Drug to Patent Pool, Cutting Price in Developing Countries

On August 5, drug manufacturer Roche agreed to lower the price and pool intellectual property rights on its oral drug valganciclovir, which is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV), making the drug potentially up to 90 percent cheaper in 138... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

How Is the Water?

Our indelicate yet timely subject this issue is Cryptosporidium parvum ( C. parvum ). "Crypto," as it is often called, is a microscopic parasite that often lives in the intestines of infected animals and humans and released in bowel movements. It is... Read more »
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DR gave odds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i was tested for HIV at 1 month from possible vaginal exposure, the results came back negative. The dr told me before the results came back that it would be 70% of being accurate, does that hold water? He also said that i could test again at 3... Read more »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptve anal sex 1-120
Insertive anal sex 1-1666
Receptive Oral sex 1-2500
Insertive oral sex 1-5000
Insertive Vaginal sex 1-1000
Receptive Vaginal sex 1-500
Needle stick 1-350

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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »

what are my odds of being infected???

Posted by eric100, 1 Reply
i had anal sex with another male with a condom when he withdrew the condom stayed inside of me he did not ejaculate what is my risk of hiv. infection? i asked of his status and he assured me he was clean but one never knows and now i can't sleep or... Read more »