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Blood In Food And HIV Transmission Risk

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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 »

Blood on food - is transmission possible?

Hi Shannon,First of all, thank you so much for answering all these queries that some of us have... Read more »

Transmission of HIV with blood in food

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV about 2 months ago and started medication immediately, I was told my... Read more »
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Three Cases of HIV Transmission to Infants Through Food Pre-Chewed by HIV-Positive Caregivers

One of the oddest presentations at CROI 2008 involved three case reports of HIV transmission to babies when their HIV-infected caregivers pre-chewed the babies' food. I sat down with Dr. Kenneth Dominguez, an epidemiologist at the CDC [U.S. Centers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Explores Possible Risks of HIV Transmission Despite Successful Treatment

The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents replication of HIV in the blood; however, a recent study indicates that shedding of HIV may continue in semen, so individuals undergoing ART can infect others through unprotected sexual intercourse. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of New York City Adults at Increased Risk of HIV Transmission Think They Are Not at Risk, Survey Says

About 18% of New York City adults are at risk of contracting HIV because of drug use or multiple sex partners, according to a recent survey conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , the AP/ New York Times reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration, Florida State to Look Into Procedures at Blood Bank

Federal and state authorities are investigating how two people became infected with HIV after receiving tainted transfusions from Florida Blood Services (FBS), the Tampa Bay Area's primary blood bank. The US Food and Drug Administration will look... Read more »
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transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If an HIV + 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 »

Oral HI.V. transmission

Posted by Anonymous
For one, myself and her do not have H.I.V. but i had a cut on my lip when i was giving her oral (eating her out), i know the risks of recieving H.I.V. are extremly low but i'm scared that something could happen because what if my blood got into her... Read more »

Risk of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was at this bar, decent place but the bathroom was very dirty, I am female, I went to pee and of course I didn't seat on the toilet, I pulled down my jeans almost to my knees, I don't know if they touched the floor but the floor was dirty, I swear... 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 »