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(Doubtedly) eating hiv contaminated food and having a gum sore

Aug 31, 2013

hello doctor, i am 21 years old and still a virgin. 3 months ago i had launch with one of my mate on his home. there was a food item which color is red naturally.i have a gum problem. After that was losing my weight(i used to have hard exercise and was trying to control my diet before that incident). Now for two weeks i am sick(first got cold then fever, fever gone away after 3 to 5 days as i took medicine from a prescribed doctor). the doctor told me i am having asthma(i had pneumonia at the age of 1 or 2 and had asthma at 8 or 9) and cough still going. Asthma and cough problem goes peak when went for my classes. I told the doctor i was having neck and back pain, he said nothing to worry. i am very anxious about that. Surprisingly when my anxiety level goes peak about HIV my neck problem shows up and gone away when i am relaxed. I was also having allergy problem for last 6 years, which shows up in every winter. But now i am having that. my body temperature is going 98 to 99 after fever gone away. still having the fatigue. Doctor what is the chance of getting hiv of me, if the food was contaminated??

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi HIV transmission does not occur through eating after someone, sharing utensils, shaking hands etc.... There is no risk of HIV transmission through your experience you described. I would continue following up with your health care provider as it sounds like there are other things going on with you but it is not HIV.

Be well, Shannon

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