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Pool Water And HIV Transmission Risk

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transmission in hot tubs/pools

can joeshmo get hiv/aids if the affected hiv patient billybob urinates in the same pool or hot tub that joeshmo is in at the time?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Pool pee-pee???? Again???? Aughhhhhh! Another QTND (Question That Never Dies) Listen, even if Billy Bob is infected (as opposed to being "affected") with HIV and decides to piss directly on Joe Schmo in the pool or while lying on... Read more »

Transmission from menstrual period in a pool!

I previously asked this question. Tested at 3, 6 and 9 months (negative) but have had persisten... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Nevada Man Files Complaint After Mobile Home Park Prohibits Him From Using Pool

An HIV-positive Nevada man has filed a complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development against Carefree Country Mobile Home Park in Clark County, Nev., where he lives, after the park earlier this year sent him a letter saying... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Few Washington State Residents Accessing State's High-Risk Insurance Pool, New Data Shows

Only one in seven Washington state residents who have been denied health insurance coverage due to a medical condition -- most commonly, HIV/AIDS and kidney disease -- is enrolled in a state-sponsored high-risk insurance pool designed to act as a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Offering Methadone Treatment to Drug Users Significantly Reduces HIV Infection, Transmission Risk, Study Shows

Offering methadone treatment to people who use injection drugs "substantially reduces the risk that they will get HIV or give it to anyone else," according to a BMJ study published this month that pools data from studies done in nine countries,... Read more »
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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 »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »