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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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HIV can be transmitted through food

Dear Dr DavidThis has happened while having a lunch @ one of my friend's place.After having the lunch, our friend got cut her hand while cutting an apple. Definitely fresh blood would have been contaminated with the apple.@ that time we...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk from food at all. I suspect that if there was blood all over the apple you would know it and even then have a hard time believing this would lead to transmission.DW... Read more »

HIV oral warts from eating shared food?

I have a friend who has genital warts, we went out to eat/drink and she ate some fries then decided... Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prechewed Infant Food May Transmit AIDS Virus

A new medical report offers evidence of infants being infected with HIV by eating premasticated food chewed by HIV-positive caregivers. Prechewing food for infants, usually during the weaning period, has been documented in various parts of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Pre-Chewed Food, Researchers Say

HIV can be transmitted to infants through food that is pre-chewed by an HIV-positive parent or caregiver, CDC researchers said Wednesday at the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, the New York Times reports.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Truvada Approved to Reduce the Risk of Sexually Transmitted HIV in People Who Are Not Infected With the Virus

On July 16, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada (a fixed dose combination of emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of HIV infection and who... Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »

Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
(Look for my original post "Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?")

Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now... 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 »