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Should I Get Tested After Drinking Water

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...eating or preparing pork? No. 2009 H1N1 viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get infected with 2009 HIN1 from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe. Is there a risk from drinking water? Tap water that has been treated by conventional disinfection processes does not likely pose a risk for transmission of influenza viruses. Current drinking water treatment regulations provide a high...
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Still worried..

Hi, Dr. DeJesus. I promise this is the last time I will ask you a question.I wrote to you before and you have answered to me about the body temperature elevations and fluids. I really appreciate yout time. However I still have further questions that...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...have a negative HIV test, then your illness back then was not likely to be related to HIV. You CANNOT dilute your blood by drinking water and make the HIV test negative! If you have doubts, get another HIV test, but I personally do not think it... Read more »

Blood in drinking water

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for being around to assist. I had this rather unusual encounter, I was with some friends cum strangers in a party. We were chatting when one stranger who was drinking water at that point in time suddenly burst into laughter. I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Do you worry about getting struck by a lightning bolt even though it's a wonderful sunny day? Are you concerned that a giant meteor might come crashing through your bedroom ceiling while you are sleeping? If the answer is no, then you... Read more »

Information

Sir: I have been involved in protected sex on June 15 but after one day I was experiencing some irritation problem in my penis which went away with drinking enough water. After ten days, I experienced swelling in my neck, moving to my armpit and...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...the truth. The lymph node enlargement can occur with acute HIV infection, but is not specific for it. I would certainly get tested for sexual infections in general and this will include an antibody test for HIV. You need to discuss with your... Read more »

don't understand these terms :(

hello,how do i translate a wbc or rbd into a cd4 or cd4 % ?and is there anything ona blood test to show the viral load ?My red blood cells are right within the middle range and my white are within normal but lower range.I am fatigued ALL THE TIME,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You cannot translate a CD4 count from a WBC and a HIV viral load test is a separately ordered test. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

...each household. The median age of the caretakers was 27 years. Forty- nine (41 percent) caretakers had no formal education. Drinking water was typically collected from the municipal system by a family member and was stored in 99 (83 percent) of... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Is drinking water sold in vending machines safe for people with HIV?

...Medicare policy may apply to these benefits. In order for Medicare to cover these benefits, a doctor must prescribe blood glucose testing supplies to you and document how often you need to test on the prescription. Your Medicare policy may... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Is It Safe To Drink The Water?

...be stored in the refrigerator in capped bottles that have themselves been sterilized in boiling water. Will boiling all my drinking water eliminate Cryptosporidium as a threat to my health? Unfortunately, no. There are several other sources,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/ PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

... IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to Read more »
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...i tested neg. at 13 weeks. but i have been having severe headaches for the past month. could the test been wrong. Read more »

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...could suck on it and i did ,suck it 4 times and she pulled away,then i teasted somthing on my tonge .i said goodby and drove off drinking water and spitting it out 3 weeks later texts book symptoms major Flu(sour throat ,head... Read more »

Acute signs?

Posted by 559guy, 2 Replies
...about 3 weeks. Im constantly itching especially my armpits. and im still having problems with my throat where i need to be drinking water constanly. How long should i wait to be tested again? I understand there are different ways to be tested... Read more »

Muscle Twitches

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...infection? Does peripheral neuropathy ever present itself in this way in HIV recently infected individuals? I plan to get tested in 3 weeks but am freaking out due to the sudden onset of these persistant (been around at least 2 weeks) symptoms!... Read more »