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HIV Infection Risk Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently HIV mothers/fathers passed it to their infant babies through chewing food for them. How is this possible? I understand that passing the virus while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max! Your worries are unwarranted. The HIV-transmission risk via pre-chewed food was noted only in infants with immature immune systems, and there may well have been extenuating circumstances. (See below.) There is absolutely no... Read more »

HIV risk from eating after-birth/placenta

Hi Dr. Bob,This question may sound odd/gross -- although some people do engage in this practice after the birth of a child -- would there be any risk of HIV transmission from eating the after-birth/placenta from an HIV positive mother?Thank you for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Eating the afterbirth/placenta? Ick, I find this topic to be, uh, distasteful! It is true animals eat their placenta. This is primarily for nutrition and the hormonal content of the tissue. Relatively few humans engage in... Read more »

HIV Infected food (OCD related)

First off, thanks for the excellent website. There is so much helpful information about the virus and its prevention. Great job everyone!Let me preface my question by saying that I have OCD and have had several hypochondria related fears for the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm glad to hear that you have decided to seek therapy and yes I concur with all of the information that you have seen and read that there is zero risk in what you have experienced.Getting therapy hopefully will be able to help you put this... Read more »

eating food in a restaurant

recently I ate a sandwich at a sub shop and the sandwich preparer blew his nose once while he prepared my sanswich.After i ate the sandwich I began wondering some of the mucous of the sandwich preparer may have gotten on my food just before I ate...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence that people get infected with HIV by having their food prepared by HIV positive people. HIV is not an airborne virus, so the risk for infection (even if your food preparer was HIV infected) is nonexistent. See "Can I get... Read more »
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HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

I have some trouble, I need your help.

Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question:

Could HIV transmis via contaminated food... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

Crazy Infection Risk!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone,
Please don't condemn me for asking this question, but I really must know.. These are my symptoms - fever (lasted 6 days), rash across my chest (4 days), cough, mucus in throat for 5 days, and finally canker sore that lasted 5 days. All... Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me?

And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »