February / March #89 : I Get Misty - by Mark de Solla Price

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Rapid Test Time

The Love Cure

Date Bait

Make It Last Forever

To Die For

A Gallo Gotcha

Neg & Pos

That '70s Show

Tribute: Tom Fahey



Heavy Medals

Sign Of The Times

Thief of HAARTs

Shine Some Light

Hokey Pokey

AIDS Acts Axed

Good China

Copay Through The Nose


Sore Winner?

Blame Candida

I Get Misty

Female Troubles

Fellow Travelers

Reality Check


America's Sweetheart

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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February / March 2003

I Get Misty

by Mark de Solla Price

New York City

I Get Misty

Low platelet counts from liver disease give my husband, Vinny, nasty nosebleeds. And like many other HIVers, we both suffer from dry, scaly skin -- especially in winter's dry-heated apartments. But neither cold- nor warm-mist humidifiers play well with HIV. The first fills the air with tap-water microbes, which can wreak havoc on shaky immune systems. The second boils the water first, removing most microbes, but its humid interior breeds airborne mold that aggravates allergies and endangers us with unfun fungus. Solution? Fill either with purified water, and clean its parts frequently to ward off Mr. Mold. We like The Bionaire® Digital Warm Moisture Humidifier (at right [image not available]). Look for it in stores, or order it for $89.99 at www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

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