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Can You Get Hiv From Chewing Gum

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hiv transmission through chewing gum

My daughter stepped on someones freshly chewed gum i was holding her shoe while my husband used a stick to try and remove it, while removing the gum his hand sliped and he stabbed my hand with the stick it did give me a splinter,am i at risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The HIV risk is nonexistent. See link below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q215603.html">HIV risk from scissors and prechewed gum?? (CHEWING GUM, 2011) (PRE-CHEWED GUM, 2011) Jun 13, 2011</a>... Read more »

Oraquick Rapid HIV Test Chewed Gum Before Testing

I had taken a oraquick oral test the other day at a testing center. It has been 3 years since the... Read more »

HIV risk from scissors and prechewed gum?? (CHEWING GUM, 2011) (PRE-CHEWED GUM, 2011)

I am really worried about two events which happened recently. i came in contact with a scissors... Read more »
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TheBodyPRO.com

Three Cases of HIV Transmission to Infants Through Food Pre-Chewed by HIV-Positive Caregivers

One of the oddest presentations at CROI 2008 involved three case reports of HIV transmission to babies when their HIV-infected caregivers pre-chewed the babies' food. I sat down with Dr. Kenneth Dominguez, an epidemiologist at the CDC [U.S. Centers... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pre-Chewed Food May Pose HIV Threat to Infants

In a new study in South Africa, more than two-thirds of mothers and caregivers reported pre-chewing food for their infants, a practice that could put the babies at risk of HIV if the caregiver is infected. The research, led by Dr. Elke Maritz of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Premastication of Food by Caregivers of HIV-Exposed Children -- Nine U.S. Sites, 2009-2010

Premastication (i.e., chewing foods or medicines before feeding to a child) was reported recently as a route of human immunodeficiency (HIV) transmission through blood in saliva 1 and has been associated with transmission of other pathogens. 2-7 ... Read more »
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Oral Sex Bleeding Gums and Hiv...Please help

Posted by terrifiednFla, 1 Reply
I have been engaging in performing oral sex for many months on different men with HIV status unknown. None of which ejaculated in my mouth. But after what im feeling I am fearful that i have contracted HIV. I tasted blood in my mouth and had... Read more »

BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... Read more »

bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous
I'm waiting to get tested after a possable exposier.Recently after brushing my teath I had bleeding gums.Half an hour later I did the most stupidist thing and deep kissed my girlfriend.I am worried to death that I may have exposed her.Anyone in here... Read more »