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HIV Risk After Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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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. Read more »

Can I get HIV/AIDS from this situation

Dear Dr. Frascino,A few days ago I stopped to get a hot dog from a street vendor. I added a... Read more »

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HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

...not confirmed that finding. In fact, some of them have shown that breast-feeding women have lower mortality and lower health risk. There are strong reasons to believe that women who are able to breast-feed, or choose to breast-feed, actually may... Read more »
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Benefits of Breast-Feeding Might Outweigh Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries, Studies Say

...Opportunistic Infections in Los Angeles suggest that the benefits of breast-feeding in developing countries might outweigh the risk of vertical HIV transmission, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle ,... Read more »
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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses cholesterol to build and maintaincells and to make some hormones. After eating, energy that is not needed rightaway is converted into triglycerides, which is stored in fat cells. ... Read more »
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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...that if you have pre-diabetes, you can do a lot to prevent or delay diabetes. Studies have shown that people can lower their risk of developing diabetes by losing weight through diet and increased physical activity. One study found that diet and... Read more »
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Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
...through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...intentionaly tried to put some HIV infected blood into my bowl and I ate that bowl right away, could this situation put me at a risk? Does HIV live outside the body for more than 3-5 seconds ? And Could the food kill HIV ?I do not mention the... Read more »

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...man cut his hand and get some blood onto food, does the person who eats the food(without being aware of the blood) run into risks? Is it still considered to be casual contact? Is the mucous membrane in mouth easily infected? Read more »