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Pool Water And HIV

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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 »

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...from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The group expects more than 150 people to attend the event, including at least 100 people living with HIV/AIDS arriving in car caravans from Washington, D.C., Nashville, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...might forget to use protection during sex. If you use someone else's equipment (needles, syringes, cookers, cotton or rinse water) you can get infected by tiny amounts of blood. The best way to avoid infection is to not use drugs. If you use... Read more »
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...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
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Dueling Videos: Oprah in 1987 and AIDS Activism in 2010

...is the Oprah piece showing her return to the community (her site also has a follow-up with the town's angriest man , Jerry Waters, who is older but not much wiser). Then watch a public service video, produced as part of the recent United... Read more »
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Posted by gray, 1 Reply
...scrambling, had to ask and he sighed and nodded. (When I was young, a boy splashing under the African sun in the sparkling chlorine waters of a hundred white mens pools I would go under and there submerged, suspend myself: the world above, its... Read more »

safe sex using condoms and the proper lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tried most of lubes recommended and although you mention a few lubes on your site i am surprised that you have not mentioned Astroglide which i found a few weeks ago on www.astroglide.co.uk it is fantastic and gives long lasting lubrication... Read more »

I am sooo sad today

Posted by Mix, 10 Replies
I knew that one day I would have to start the meds but I never thought it would be so soon. Went for my lab results today and my doctor dropped the bombshell. My CD4 count has dropped drastically (from 380 to 219 ) and i have to start my meds A.S.P.... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...male latex condoms or female polyurethane condoms, which may offer partial protection, during oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Only water-based lubricants should be used with male latex condoms. Although some laboratory evidence shows that... Read more »