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Should I Get Tested After Pool Water

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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.

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Dr. Bob,Although it might sound strange, I enjoy skinny dipping in the Lake. I usually do it where... 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... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

Chlorine May Not Protect Against Cryptosporidium In Swimming Pools

...According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, fecal matter from leaky diapers in swimming pools and water parks dramatically reduces the ability of chlorine to kill the water-borne parasite cryptosporidium. As... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...influenza caused by exposure to influenza-contaminated drinking water. Can 2009 H1N1 flu virus be spread through water in swimming pools, spas, water parks, interactive fountains, and other treated recreational water venues? Influenza viruses... Read more »
MyFabulousDisease.com

Dueling Videos: Oprah in 1987 and AIDS Activism in 2010

...episode of Oprah Winfrey , when she visited a West Virginia town living in hysteria over an HIV positive man using the public pool. -->Watching the fear and anger on the faces of these people is scarier than their Dynasty-era hairstyles... Read more »
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Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...is my situation; please help, I would appreciate any and all responses: 20-something, white male, Sub-Saharan Africa, never tested. 5 1/2 months ago I visited a brothel and paid for sex with a woman of unknown HIV status - sex lasted +- 20mins... Read more »

Chronic Tonsil Cheese

Posted by brent4861, 10 Replies
Tonsil cheese? What is he talking about? well let me tell you... Horrible feelings of dry phlegm at back of throat mixed with levels of bad taste when it accumulates. I know deal with it right? But by me bringing it to light here, I will maybe help... 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 tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...progressing. DIAGNOSIS Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, your health care provider usually can diagnose it by testing your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do... Read more »