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Should Athletes With Hiv Be Allowed To Play Sports

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what do you think about hiv and sports. Should players who have it be aloud to play

What do you think about hiv and sports. Should players who have it be allowed to play....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It depends on the sport! Virtually all sports have no risk of blood to blood contact. The only one I would worry about is actually boxing because of the blood that is often shed. Most other sports should be safe. Practice safe sports! DTD... Read more »

Wounds and bleeding scratches when playing sports

Hi Erik,Good day. I did post a question, but as there were no replies, I am just re-sending them as... Read more »

Wounds and bleeding scratches when playing sports

Hi Shannon,Good day. I did post a question To Dr. Erik, but as there were no replies, I am just... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C.: College Athletes Use Sports to Teach Kids About AIDS

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Athletes, Sports Leagues Should Increase HIV/AIDS Advocacy Programs, Opinion Piece Says

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U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Community Drug Alert Bulletin

Dear Colleague; Since the 1950s, some athletes have taken anabolic steroids to build musclesand boost their athletic performance. Increasingly, other segments of thepopulation have also been taking these synthetic substances. The Monitoringthe... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Olympic Committee, UNAIDS Agree to Work Together to Increase AIDS Awareness Among Sport Community

The International Olympic Committee and UNAIDS on Tuesday agreed to combine their efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, especially among the sports community, according to a joint release . The organizations signed a memorandum of... Read more »