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The Ability Of Hiv Positive People To Play On Sports Teams

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Follow Up: Wounds and bleeding scratches when playing sports

Hi Shannon,Firstly, thank you so much for answering. On my "Case 2", the drug addict player actually have red/maroon spots over his arms and legs which is why I fear the worst initially.Whether his red spots are dry or moist, I am not...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi HowThe chances of HIV transmission in this way are so very very small. I would feel comfortable saying almost non existent. There needs to be large volume of blood and of course the other person would have to have HIV. Just being a drug addict... Read more »

HIV transmission through sports

Dear Dr.I was wondering what are the chances of contracting HIV through sporting events?... Read more »

hiv positive and the high perfomance sport

nelson hello! greetings!, I commented I am HIV positive patient treated Indect a year ago and CD4... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nothing Highly Effective" About Condoms' Ability to Prevent STDs, HIV Among Young People, Opinion Piece Says

There is "nothing 'highly effective' about condoms when it comes to protecting young people from STDs," Shepherd Smith, president of the Institute for Youth Development , a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit group that advocates risk avoidance... Read more »
Housing Works

Medicaid Redesign Team Recommends Housing Supports for People With HIV

Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign Team approved the affordable housing proposal, which recommended some affordable housing supports for people with HIV. Housing Works has advocated a 30% rent cap for people with HIV for many years. The final report of the... Read more »

Study Finds Past Sexual and Physical Abuse Can Impact Ability to Adhere to Medication

Can past trauma play a negative role in the health outcomes of someone living with HIV/AIDS? A two-year study conducted at the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) confirms mounting data that says, "Yes." Researchers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Playing Soccer, and Talking HIV

In a country that has the world's highest number of HIV-positive residents, a nascent soccer league in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province is simultaneously honing athletic skills and fighting disease. The league is home to some 2,500 boys on 160... Read more »
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How Dare This Forum Play Doctor.

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Can anyone tell me that for certian no one will test positive after 3 month window. NO! There are cases were people have converted after the 3 month window, and this forum chooses to ignore these cases. One day one of these people my ask for your... Read more »

What is a P.S.P.? Some form of a Play station?

Posted by HeRapedMe, 2 Replies
I mean a P.E.P.? Is it an anti-aids med that can help me to *not* die of A.I.D.S. after a *MARRIED* Sorry Son of a b!tch chose to drug and rape me? I was raped the 23. The guy slipped mdsd in my drink, then entered my home while I was asleep, raped,... Read more »

and the band played on

Posted by hopefulone, 5 Replies
i started reading and the band played on...i am 30 and i had viewed the movie many years ago....i cannot put the book down it is amazing.

we are all so fortunate that we were not infected in those early days. it is so sad to think about what... Read more »

Re: Playing the waiting game

Posted by SA_Intellect, 5 Replies
Yes, it's me again. I still can't believe I have this illness. It's still SO hard to accept. Thank God for my VERY loving family and friends. I wouldn't have the will to keep living if it weren't for them.

I am still waiting on my geno/pheno results... Read more »