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Author Topic: Tricks about germs.............  (Read 1773 times)

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Offline SASA39

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Oct.     `06.  CD4=58  ?    %       VL not perform. ?!?
25.Dec.`06.         203       14        VL= 0
29.May.`07.    broken device        VL=1363
20.June`07     broken device        VL=0
25.Dec `07  CD4=582                  VL=70
14.May `08  CD4=448
29.July `08                                  VL=0
26.Nov `08  CD4=674                    VL=179
16.Mar `09  CD4=554                    VL=0
19.Jan`10 CD4=715               
03.Mar`10                                    VL=0
24.Aug`10 CD4=524                     VL=0
04.Dec`10 CD4=626                     VL=0
15.Sep`11                                   VL=93
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Tricks about germs.............
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 05:46:06 AM »
I always try to keep the kitchen clean !! Or a t least we both try. We are both eating different times of the day, during the work week, so the kitchen is always seeing some action.

The "sponge" or the dishtowel, is one of the main things to be concerned about. If you rinse out and microwave the sponge,( for one minute) it kills a large portion of the germs that are within it.

Also be careful with cutting boards. Make sure they are clean between each job  !!


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline budndallastx

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Re: Tricks about germs.............
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 11:18:25 AM »
Quote
The "sponge" or the dishtowel, is one of the main things to be concerned about. If you rinse out and microwave the sponge,( for one minute) it kills a large portion of the germs that are within it.

I saw a report on sterilzing sponges and it recommended 3 minutes since the germs have to be exposed to high temps for a period of time.  One minute usually doesn't cut it.

I also use 10% bleach in a spray bottle on my counters since it's the cheapest and best sterilizing agent. (you can also just the Clorox Anywhere spray which does about the same thing.  Just be careful about colors that bleach will cause to fade out.

Also, your microwave can be a mess so I just toss the plate at the bottom in the dishwasher along with the cutting boards and let it go through a sterilzing cycle.  The temp inside the dishwasher has to reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit for this to work.
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12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
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9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
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Offline SASA39

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Oct.     `06.  CD4=58  ?    %       VL not perform. ?!?
25.Dec.`06.         203       14        VL= 0
29.May.`07.    broken device        VL=1363
20.June`07     broken device        VL=0
25.Dec `07  CD4=582                  VL=70
14.May `08  CD4=448
29.July `08                                  VL=0
26.Nov `08  CD4=674                    VL=179
16.Mar `09  CD4=554                    VL=0
19.Jan`10 CD4=715               
03.Mar`10                                    VL=0
24.Aug`10 CD4=524                     VL=0
04.Dec`10 CD4=626                     VL=0
15.Sep`11                                   VL=93
17.Nov`11                                   VL=0
05/26 .Jul`12 CD4=713                 VL=0
28.Nov`12 CD4=916                     VL=0
09.May`13                                 VL=0

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Tricks about germs.............
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 06:21:22 PM »
I saw a report on sterilzing sponges and it recommended 3 minutes since the germs have to be exposed to high temps for a period of time.  One minute usually doesn't cut it.

I also use 10% bleach in a spray bottle on my counters since it's the cheapest and best sterilizing agent. (you can also just the Clorox Anywhere spray which does about the same thing.  Just be careful about colors that bleach will cause to fade out.

Also, your microwave can be a mess so I just toss the plate at the bottom in the dishwasher along with the cutting boards and let it go through a sterilzing cycle.  The temp inside the dishwasher has to reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit for this to work.



I would be concerned if I left a wet sponge in the microwave for 3 minutes. ( At least the microwave we have) Your probably right though, could require a little more time. Three minutes in our nuke oven, and that sponge would be toast !! :)


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline Central79

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Re: Tricks about germs.............
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 01:23:10 PM »
Okay - so my sponge caught on fire...

Guess grilling isn't a great substitute.
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26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline antibody

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Re: Tricks about germs.............
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007, 05:28:05 PM »
i used to work in restaurants so i'm a freak about keeping a clean kitchen. i like the tips on cleaning the microwave.
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