May #123 : Purrrfect Health

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One Tough Pirate

Seeing the Future

Mentors-May 2006

Medicine Men

Custom Care

Early Birds

Simply Irresistible

The Topic of Cancer

Sow Your Oats

Trainer’s Bench-May 2006

Hustle and Flow

Animal Attraction

Purrrfect Health

Women on Top

PEP Rally

POZ Personals Catch of the Month-May 2006

First Aid for Your Medicaid

Shall We Dance?

A Will & Grace-full Exit?

Ratings for a Serial Virus

Squeaky Clean?

Prescription For Change

Bono’s Red Alert

One Hot ASO

Banned Aid

It’s Not You; It’s Me

Near Dead Again

Editor's Letter-May 2006

Mailbox-May 2006

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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May 2006

Purrrfect Health

Protect yourself from pet-borne infections

Few people living with HIV contract pet-borne illnesses, but these simple prevention tips can keep you and your brood focused on the love bug instead. Immediately treat open cuts and scratches, especially if you’re severely immuno-compromised, and consider gloves when handling repeat offenders. Always wear gloves, however, when handling feces, and keep your pet’s vaccines and checkups up to date. Talk to your doc, too.

Use disposable liners in the litter box, wash your hands after touching it and avoid inhaling the litter.

Don’t touch puppy diarrhea, and keep your pooch screened for parasites. Worm your pup if the test proves positive.

Avoid touching droppings and nasal discharges, and don’t inhale around feathers or dander.

Wear gloves when cleaning aquariums.

Beware of bites, and steer clear of droppings, which are deceptively small.

Not recommended as pets: Reptiles lie in their own feces, so bacteria abound.

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