Cases Of Hiv Through Pre-chewed Food

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pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently HIV mothers/fathers passed it to their infant babies through chewing food for them. How is this possible? I understand that passing the virus while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max! Your worries are unwarranted. The HIV-transmission risk via pre-chewedfood was noted only in infants with immature immune systems, and there may well have been extenuating circumstances. (See Read more »

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Hello Dr. Bob,Yes, unfortunately, this is another oral question. You can begin groaning now. : )I... Read more »

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