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Should One Be Tested For Hiv After Drinking Water

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

In developed countries, HIV transmission from mother-to-child has decreased dramatically by the use of antiretroviral therapy and replacement of breast-feeding with infant formula. In developing countries, short-course zidovudine and nevirapine... 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 diseases that can be spread through... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide Inmates With HIV Testing, Treatment, Counseling

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill (HR 1943 ) that would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV tests at the beginning and end of their incarcerations, CQ HealthBeat reports. The bill also would require federal... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Can you get HIV from drinking water mixed with blood?

I was at the gym recently and left my water bottle out in the open. After getting changed, I went to retrieve it, from a running track. After about 5 hours, I drank most of the bottle, but then it occurred to me that perhaps someone with HIV spat...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk from a situation like this.Yes, this does seem absurd. If this kind of thing is something that you think about often you may be what we call <a href="http://www.thebody.com/content/art2306.html"... Read more »

Can I get infected by drinking water out of someone's bottle with HIV if i have cavities?

Please help me- I accidentally drank water out of someone's bottle who has HIV, and i am very worried i got infected because i have cavities in mouth. I have have been readying your forums regarding this issue, but i didn't come across if...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
It doesn't matter if you have cavities.You can not get HIV from sharing a bottle with someone. This is one of the top misconceptions out there (<a... Read more »

Please Help-Transmission by sharing drinking water cup

Dear Mr. Kull,I am very much worried about this incidence, your advice will be very much helpful.Recently I happened to drink water from a cup, that is used by a few people, at a party. is there a chance of hiv transmission, If there is any blood...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Peter,No one has been infected by sharing a drink with an HIV positive person. Water will not kill HIV, but that really isn't the issue here. HIV is just not spread by casual contact. There have been several studies that examine the risk of... Read more »
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The Miracle which I need as water

Posted by Leon88, 3 Replies
hey people, I am 24 years old bisexual guy. I have a boyfriend since September 10, 2012... We had really interesting and different relationship and that's why I've decided to have unprotected sex with him. I was bottom only two times with him and... Read more »

Two pos tests, one neg; low risk--what now?

Posted by plusorminus, 1 Reply
Hello ...

I am in Guatemala and recently had some HIV tests done for visa purposes. First rapid test positive, second test (ELISA) positive, third test (ELISA) negative. All with same blood sample. What is probability that both positives false? I.e.... Read more »

Can you get hiv if some vaginal fluid got mixed in a water bottle and you drank it.

Posted by AZT, 4 Replies
I mean would you be able to taste it, and if you couldn't is there any chance of getting hiv from it? Read more »

HIV and drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am so depressed and am drinking large amounts of alcohol. I am at wits end and also have severe back pain.
Is it true that alcohol speeds HIV to AIDS?? Read more »