Mar 9, 2016
I have been on HIV medication for over five years. My CD4 count is good and I feel fine.
A few days ago, a friend invited me to lunch at a Japanese restaurant. It was then that I remembered that an HIV+ friend had told me years ago that HIV+ people must never eat sushi. Can you tell me why this is?
Response from Dr. Henry
Many HIV+ patients eat sushi. Sushi can pose a health hazard from under cooked fish contaminated with a wide range of germs (such as tapeworms or Salmonella) to the general public with perhaps a greater risk to HIV+ persons (particularly those with low CD4 counts). At good restaurants with good safety records risk overall is low from sushi. KH
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