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

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...the cause: If bleeding is the cause of the problem, the source should be found and controlled. If iron levels are low, that should be corrected (iron is often low in women). You may be able to change your diet to include foods with a lot of iron. Iron is found in red meat, seafood, and fortified bread and cereals. Taking iron tablets can also raise levels. Talk to your health care provider before taking extra iron. If your folic acid...
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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 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 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
...Hi,The chances you transmitted HIV via pre-chewing your niece's food are extremely low. (See below.) You could talk to her pediatrician if you remain concerned. Read more »

I went to a boardwalk clinic to get my regular blood work.

Dr. Bob, I went to a family practice clinic here to get my blood work done. One dumbest mistake what i did was that i forgot that i had a wound on the bottom of my hand, which came out from a burn from oven, while baking some food. So when the...
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 essentially nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long outside the body. Besides, I doubt you plopped your Read more »
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...The World Health Organization advises that mothers should take ART during breastfeeding. After 6 months, they should add other foods while continuing to breastfeed for up to a year. A recent study showed that it is possible for a newborn to... Read more »
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Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
...woman i met up with for 5 weekends at my house between Feb 2009 and June 2009. She has just found out this week that she is HIV Positive and thinks she got it from her ex-husband either in 2004 or in 2007. She started to get ill with Shingles and... Read more »

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Posted by cam65, 1 Reply
...offensive to those who inject.) I am gay and my partner has been fantastic about this. He is very supportive and, thank God, HIV-. Only two other people close to me know and I'm happy to keep it that way, for the moment. Besides looking for peer... Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of... Read more »

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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of... Read more »