Can I Get Hiv Through Sharing Food

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sharing food w/HIV+ person

A few weeks ago, an HIV positive friend offered to share a can of soda with me.I hesitated, but in the end did. He seemed hurt that I would hesitate, given that we both know HIV transmission is extremely low---if not impossible---given this...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no evidence whatsoever that people are infected through contact with an HIV infected person's saliva. If HIV could be transmitted through saliva, we would be looking at a much, much larger epidemic. The Read more »

sharing food

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sharing food risk during chemo

Dear Dr. Bob,I've just finished four cycles of chemotherapy and am currently in cancer remission! I... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...pregnancy, delivery, or from infected breast milk) How Can HIV Be Prevented? One of the most important messages you can share with your children is that HIV can be prevented. HIV cannot be transmitted except when certain body fluids are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most Filipino Women Still Clueless About HIV/AIDS

...of those without a formal education. Three in 10 upper-income women had comprehensive understanding of the disease, which was shared by just 1 percent of women in the lowest income class. In the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, two-fifths of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

...last month Health Canada, FDA's Canadian counterpart, released a statement urging that "unprocessed human milk should not be shared." The warnings come just weeks after a Montreal mother, Emma Kwasnica, launched a worldwide network via Facebook... Read more »