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Can You Get Hiv From Food

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Food Program Asks for $404 Million to Mitigate Food Shortages, Effects of HIV/AIDS on Food Production in Southern Africa

The World Food Programme on Thursday launched a new emergency appeal for $404 million in funding over the next three years to provide food relief in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia and mitigate the effects of the region's HIV/AIDS... Read more »
AIDS United

HIV and Food: What You Need to Know About SNAP!

HIV disproportionately impacts low-income individuals who may also be receiving support through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Congress is currently considering two versions of the Farm Bill,... Read more »
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 »
Ask the Experts

HIV FROM FOOD

Hi terrified i got hiv from contaminated food at fast food.Can food transmit hiv ....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo food cannot transmit HIV. No incident of food being contaminated with HIV-infected blood or semen has been reported to CDC. Furthermore, CDC has received no reports of HIV infection resulting from eating food, including condiments.HIV... Read more »

HIV food handler--employer's duties

A fast food restaurant (food handler) employee recently volunteered information to our manager that he is HIV positive. As an employer, do we owe a duty to his co-workers or the public to disclose his HIV status or take special steps to protect...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You have a duty to keep this confidential. It would be illegal for you to disclose his status to anyone.... Read more »

HIV from food which may contain sperm?

Can i get HIV from eating food a few hours later that may contain sperm from a takeaway ? I also have an ulcer in my mouth...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo you cannot. HIV dies almost immediately after leaving the body. so any body fluids that contained HIV that was present on the food would not contain a live form of the virus.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

HIV FROM FOOD, GOING CRAZY

I went to a fast food joint and ordered my food, When I got the change for the order the guy and I touched hands. Say for example he had a cut and blood from his hand got onto my hand. I forgot to wash my hands since I was in a rush but I did wash...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is <b>absolutely no risk for HIV</b> from what you're describing.For HIV to transmit between people, there needs to be HIV positive body fluid coming out of someone's body and going immediately/directly inside someone... Read more »
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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 »

HIV from food?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I just ate a macaroni salad at a restaurant and I've eaten it before but this time it had something that tasted weird, kind of sweet, or more like sweet and sour. I don't know if it was a vegetable or if it could be something else, like semen or... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

I have some trouble, I need your help.

Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question:

Could HIV transmis via contaminated food... 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 »