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CAN I CONTRACT HIV By Eating A Sufferers Food

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted from body fluids placed in restaurant food? No incident of food being contaminated with HIV-infected blood or semen has been reported to CDC. Furthermore, CDC has received no reports of HIV infection resulting from eating food, including condiments. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen was consumed, exposure to the air, heat from cooking, and stomach acid would destroy the...
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A.I.D.S. in my dog

If my dog eats vomit of a person that has A.i.D.S. can they contract the virus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your dog eats vomit? Ick!Despite this nasty habit, your little Toto cannot contract HIV/AIDS. Period. Remember, the "H" in HIV stands for "Human" as in Human Immunodeficiency Virus.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV & Herpes

Dr. Bob, Thank you so much for this amazing service you provide. I hope this doesn't sound like a foolish question, I just want to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible. A roommate of mine was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmitting or acquiring HIV sexually. However, there is no risk of HIV transmission from casual contact (like sharing the bathroom or eating utensils, etc.). Consequently, that your roommate has genital herpes would not increase your risk of... Read more »

HIV from oral?? NO WOO-HOO!!!!!!

This is not a question. I was one of those people who thought I contracted HIV from oral. I think it was due to the guilt or something. I was paranoid about everything. I thought everything was a symptom, all I did was oral sex. I got the oral from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,WOOO-HOOOO! Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

I Really Need You to Answer Me. I Am Pleading With You. (ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE, 2010)

Dr., I have written to you several times. The last time, you never responded to (even after numerous requests). Well, after careful assessment of my continual symptoms/feeling (knowing my body), I am certain I have contracted HIV through a damn...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Here we go again. Another person "certain" he is HIV infected but who has not been tested. Dude, I promise to answer all 10 of your questions if your HIV tests confirm your "certainty". Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

... HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...HIV drugs can impact the levels of birthcontrol pills. HIV+ women should be treated by health care providers with experiencetreating women with HIV. Tell your health care providers about all othermedical conditions you have and medications you... Read more »
Housing Works

Delayed State Funding Sends Many New York AIDS Nonprofits Into Panic

...York State have paralyzed hundreds of organizations that provide essential services to the neediest New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Meanwhile, none of the three state bodies charged with processing the payments -- the Department of Health,... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

...was on the news. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, star of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, announced to the world that he was HIV positive. I was completely shocked. Growing up, all I "knew" about HIV was that it was a white disease, and a gay one... Read more »
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So concerned about my mom.

Posted by JJ77, 2 Replies
...advice/information/coping/etc. I feel that I need to talk with others and maybe GET and GIVE help/advice/an ear. My mother has HIV. I found out "finally" in 2008. The reason I say finally is because I heard of her having it in 1993/1994 and... Read more »

Just a random thought....

Posted by giaobsession, 3 Replies
...I am going through these Am I Infected posts, and I keep seeing people asking about getting infected from eating the same food as someone who is HIV +, fingering woman of unknown status, even receiving LAP DANCES, and questioning their HIV Read more »

post to read every day

Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

Posted by grapefruit, 4 Replies
...Hello everyone, I'm a university student and taking a course in understanding HIV, and my final project is to interview someone with AIDS. I did happen to find 2 people in my area, but an interview with them Read more »