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What Are The Chances Of Getting Hiv From Playing 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 Read more »

water Sports and Scat Play

Dear Robert, how are you? Hope you are fine... Here in Italy everything goes well and in about one... Read more »

Competitive in Sports with HIV ??

Do you think it's possible to still stay at the top for a few more years in aphysically hard sport... Read more »
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Sports and Support: An Entry From an HIV-Positive Athlete

...Tangos. The opening party allows all the soccer players to meet each other in a social setting and to get our games schedule. We played a total of seven 60-minute games with two 30-minute halves. We had 4 games on Saturday. Of course our first... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? Can I get HIV from mosquitoes? Can I get HIV while playing sports? Has HIV been transmitted from body fluids placed in restaurant food? Has CDC discovered a mutated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Playing Soccer, and Talking HIV

...receive more than coaching. In weekly sessions, medical workers give instruction on HIV, domestic violence, and similar topics. Plays, songs, dance, and poetry from an improvisational drama troupe address everyday social challenges. A handful of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food is broken down, digested, and the nutrients absorbed... Read more »
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Playing the Aids Card....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...refrigerators full of food, and my meds need refridgeration" she then asked what kind of meds i took, and i simply told her, i live with AIDS, the meds cost me about 1800.00 month, i have 6-800.00 dollars in food in the freezers/refridges, and if... Read more »

Am I good to go?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi everyone, I just recieved a negative result for a very low risk exposure at 11 weeks and 2 days. My question is, can I consider this to be conclusive and move on? Also does coinfection with Hep C extend the window period? I have heard... Read more »

Tommy Morison boxing champ?

Posted by smilingwil, 3 Replies
...champion boxer Tommy Morrison. Tommy was one of the most thrilling heavy weight fighters during the early to mid 90's he even played a star role in Rocky, very rare for a real athlete. He compiled a record of 46-3 and was one of the best fighters... Read more »

Playing the odds while barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am planning a bareback Halloween spectacular and I am a gay male bottom. I read that the odds of contracting HIV from a known positive could be 1 in 25 and as good as 1 in 100 so if I am receiving ejaculate from 5 men then my odds would be Read more »