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Can You Get Hiv From Drink

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HIV from a drink!?? (COFFEE and HIV, 2011)

Hi Dr bob! Is it possible to get HIV if someone syringed there infected blood into someones drink (Luke warm coffee) and they drank it? because i think this happened to me and I know you say that HIV symtoms are not reliable but i have had lots of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The "HIV in my Starbucks" is becoming a QTND (question that never dies). Dude, you really think someone would syringe their fresh HIV-tainted blood into your macchiato? Really???Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. See below.Dr.... Read more »

HIV from drinking blood from a water fountain?

Is it possible to get HIV from accidentally drinking blood from a water fountain?... Read more »

HIV from drinking scotch.

Hi Dr. Brian, I had been here to a restaurant, and then I was drinking scotch. I realised that one... Read more »
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Choosing Alcohol Over HIV Meds? New Study Examines Why People With HIV Skip Treatment When Drinking

Half of HIV-positive individuals who are on treatment and drink alcohol skip taking their HIV medications on purpose, under the erroneous belief that mixing antiretrovirals and alcohol is harmful, according to a prospective study presented at the... Read more »
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

HIV Infection and Chronic Drinking Have a Synergistic, Damaging Effect on the Brain

At least half of clinic patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) report they also drink heavily. Findings show that co-existing HIV infection and chronic alcoholism synergistically damage brain function. Specifically, immediate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many HIV Patients Skip Medications to Drink

Researchers have shown that about half of HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy skipped their medicines when drinking alcohol. Seth Kalichman, professor at the University of Connecticut, and colleagues investigated how patients' beliefs about... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to diseases that can be spread through... Read more »
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HIV and drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am so depressed and am drinking large amounts of alcohol. I am at wits end and also have severe back pain.
Is it true that alcohol speeds HIV to AIDS?? Read more »

Could I get HIV/STD from random people's drinks?

Posted by jacko2217, 2 Replies
Over the weekend I recently went to a Homecoming party that my college was hosting. It was alot of fun and I had a very good time but I remember after a few drinks, starting to drink out of random people's beers, once drinking directly out of a... Read more »

Drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What would be the chances of contracting the HIV virus from drinking a bottle of wine in South Africa after the local waiter cut his hand on the corkscrew while opening the bottle? Would alcohol have killed the virus anyway? This may sound like a... Read more »

Is beers drinking like PEP?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could it possible that alcohol drinking is like PEP? Could it delay seroconversion to drink beers every night? If so, should HIV+ people drink beers until the virus is dead in their bodies? Maybe I have the cure for HIV? BEERS DRINKING? Thank you... Read more »