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Pool Water And HIV Transmission Risk

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...activity, people have reportedly become infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried to determine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to get accurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »

test2

Dr. Bob,Although it might sound strange, I enjoy skinny dipping in the Lake. I usually do it where there are no people around so I don't freak anyone out...plus I am really not that well hung!!. Is there any risk of catching hiv or hepatitis in...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
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HOW WELL DOES THE HIV VIRUS TRANSMIT AT SWIMMING POOL?

Hi Dr Bob I have one quick question regarding how well does the HIV virus survive in chlorine water. I went to the indoor swimming pool other day and I didn't notice this when I walked in but there was blood on the ground foot print maybe someone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The only way you could contract HIV in that pool would be by having unsafe sex with an HIV-positive hunky lifeguard.Dr. Bob Read more »

"the blood pool" workplace HIV exposure

Hi Doc, you are truly the best. Keep up the great work.I keep trying to convince a friend that their exposure risk was zero, maybe he will listen to you. He has fallen into a depression because of this, and is terrified of HIV. This happened two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your friend's HIV risk is nonexistent. If he remains worried, let alone terrified and depressed, he should get an HIV rapid test at the three-month Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products (See below for detailed information about the actual level of risk for each mode of transmission) Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk) ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...hospitalized as a result of 2009 H1N1 have had one or more "higher risk" medical conditions. Young children are also at high risk of serious complications from 2009 H1N1, just as they are from seasonal flu. And while people 65 and older are ... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...bleeding was present, yet I instantly panicked. Upon discussing it with the guy, he shared some concerning information about risky behavior, long-time refusal to test, and AIDS-related death of a partner. I sank into a severe period of HIV... Read more »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...my tongue twice a day religiously over the last 7 weeks - has made no difference! I have also done the "spit in a glass of water" yeast test found online and met all the criteria for possible yeast complications. Can anyone tell me how legit... Read more »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
...through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »