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Blood In Food How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...system is your body's defense system. While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system, HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into factories that produce thousands of copies of the virus. As the virus makes copies, it damages or kills the CD4 cells,...
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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
...unless you have unsafe sex with an HIV-positive waiter.As for soccer, also no risk, unless you manage to get fresh HIV-tainted blood into a fresh open wound or you have unsafe sex with a "positively charged" footballer during the game!Donation... Read more »

Will Donate! Blood in Refrigerated Food

I just ate a wrap that I think had blood on it and was refrigerated (which I'm worried preserved the HIV). After eating the first half I noticed a small blood smear on the second half of the wrap along the cut line. I am really worried. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body, even if kept in the refrigerator! It's a virus -- frevinsakes! -- not a banana cream pie!Dr. Bob Read more »

pre chewing food for infant

i been postive for 7 years i remember pre chewing chicken for my little niece when she was 10 months im scared to death that she might have it she is 6 now what to do i will donate
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...challenge you but there's a new research that indicates that babies have been infected with pre-chewed food due to saliva and blood. All I want to ask is does this have any relevance in the context of my problem? I hope you'll answer this and put... Read more »

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first met that they are HIV positive. I know it is just my ignorance of this disease but I admit I'm a little nervous and I shouldn't be. I know most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has a a cut or something. Like today I gave him a kiss on the cheek not notesing that he has a rasor cut on his cheek with dry blood. Or what I think it was dry and I have had chapt lips for a while. So my question is how risky is that? thank you... Read more »
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Pregnancy and HIV

...baby is more likely to be infected if the delivery takes a long time. During delivery, the newborn is exposed to the mother's blood. An HIV-infected father can transmit HIV to his wife and to their child. To reduce this risk, some couples have... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...usually means using drugs from at least two classes. Combining HIV drugs is the best way to reduce the amount of HIV in your blood ( viral load ). Baseline Blood Tests Before you start HIV treatment, your health care provider should have you... Read more »
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HIV in Prisons and Jails

...health risks. Rates of hepatitis C (see Fact Sheet 507 ) are very high in prisons and jails. Hep C is transmitted very easily in blood, or through tattooing or sexual activity. Tattoos received in prison are linked with increased risk for... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It can also happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a protein that... Read more »
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Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...wrong. By this saturday, the 29th of July, expect a posting on the " I just tested positive" board. Well, I guess my name will no longer be "worriedwell?" now will it? So maybe "InfectedOne" will be more suitable. 43,000,001th HIV case,... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I wanted another chicken wing, and he took it out of the bag with his fork.....as much as I wanted it, I... 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 »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...Canada, HIV was first diagnosed among gay men. Later, hemophiliacs and others with health problems were infected due to tainted blood received through blood transfusions. People infected early on had no treatment available! A new and strange... Read more »