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Can You Get HIV From Sharing Foods Or Drinks

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"Contracting HIV" by sharing food/drink with friend

Hello,I know this may be a redundant question, but I am very paranoid about a situation that occured, and I didn't see a situtation exactly like mine on the forums. I shared a fishbowl drink with a promiscous friend of mine who may or may not...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's no risk for HIV in this situation. If we were to break it down, there'd be many reasons that this is not risky. The most important piece is that there's nothing going directly and immediately from your... Read more »

HIV through sharing food/drinks/etc?

Hi. Last week I went to my boyfriend's graduation, and so, I went to dinner with his family.... Read more »

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... Read more »
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FDA to Share Confidential Information on Generic HIV/AIDS Drug Approvals With WHO; Deal Might Speed Drug Distribution

FDA late last week announced it will share confidential information on its approvals of generic antiretroviral drugs with the World Health Organization , which might help accelerate the distribution of low-cost medications worldwide, the Boston... Read more »
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My Kind of Life: Not Just Another Healthy Drink

Sometimes the wheel is reinvented and it rolls better. There is a nutritional drink on the market that has redefined the very essence of its nature. Redefined because it is made for the HIV-impacted community and others living with chronic diseases... Read more »
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Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

For the first time, Food and Drug Administration advisers met Dec. 6 to collect information and seek public comment on formal human milk banking. Though casual milk sharing among mothers was not on the meeting agenda, it is a concern to FDA. On its... Read more »
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HIV-Positive Heterosexuals Connect at Socials in New York

It was a typical scenario at Fez, a hip downtown bar filled with peoplechatting, drinking, and trying to catch up with each other at the end of along day. It was the kind of place, with its dusky lighting, long, lowcouches, and over-stuffed pillows,... Read more »
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Sharing Whisky

Posted by kryce, 2 Replies
soo here's my story, my girlfriends neighbour and I were having drinks straight out of his whisky bottle. After I noticed he had what looked like a sore on his mouth I wasnt sure if it was bleeding or not. But then I noticed I think I had a little... Read more »

Drinking straws

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

You know some drinking straws come unwrapped and the person at the restaurant or store touches it when he/she gives it to you, would that be risky if the person had saliva or some other fluid like blood in their hands? This is crazy, I know, I wish... Read more »

My story that I thought I should share.

Posted by radar, 3 Replies
I have to admit that I never thought I would live this long. When I was told that I was HIV+ the life expectancy was only 2 1/2 yrs. I blew past that long ago.

Sometimes I wonder why I'm still here. I have watched a lot of friends and even a cousin... Read more »

DRINKING AND DRIVING THE MEDS!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
So first of all, I know this is a question for my doc, but thought I'd at least get a perspective on here from the people that actualy feel what I feel. I began taking meds several months ago and have been gliding smoothly along. I am a very social... Read more »