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Can You Get AIDS From Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know If You Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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Eat Certain Foods??

My boyfriend is hiv positive and I just wanted to know if there are certain types of food that he should not eat now??? thanks in advance...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
A "healthy" diet that allows him to keep a good stable weight and body composition is in order. Priorities for nutrients are as follows: 1. adequate fluids (we aren't talking about coffee and alcohol here); 2. adequate calories to... Read more »

Can you get AIDs or HIV from cooked food?

I ordered breakfast from my university grill and while the chef was cutting bacon for my meal he nicked his finger. He caught it as soon as it happened and I don't think it got on the food. However, if it got on the food and he happened to...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
No, you can not get HIV from food, cooked or otherwise.You could've only gotten HIV from the chef if he bled a heavy amount and that somehow got into your body right after it left his.This wasn't the case is your situation at allHope this... 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 she had had enough and gave the rest to me. Is there any possible way I may have caught HIV from her??? I'm really worried about it. High...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,HIV is not transmitted via casual contact like this.In health,Richard... Read more »

(Doubtedly) eating hiv contaminated food and having a gum sore

hello doctor, i am 21 years old and still a virgin. 3 months ago i had launch with one of my mate on his home. there was a food item which color is red naturally.i have a gum problem. After that was losing my weight(i used to have hard exercise and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission does not occur through eating after someone, sharing utensils, shaking hands etc.... There is no risk of HIV transmission through your experience you described. I would continue following up with your health care provider as it... Read more »
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what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me?

And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

HIV Through Food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I was wondering what the odds are of getting HIV through food.

I was eating a crunchwrap from taco bell recently, probably a month ago, when I distinctly tasted iron/blood (which may have been the beef, because I recall having taco bell beef have... 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 »

Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference 12/6 in Boston

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference in Boston, on December 6



The Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference is a day-long event for HIV-positive persons and front-line service providers.

It is organized by the AIDS Action Committee's HIV Health Institute.



Th... Read more »