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Cases Of Hiv Through Pre-chewed Food

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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 »
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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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max! Your worries are unwarranted. The HIV-transmission risk via pre-chewed food was noted only in infants with immature immune systems, and there may well have been extenuating circumstances. (See below.) There is absolutely no... Read more »

pre chewing food for infant

i been postive for 7 years i remember pre chewing chicken for my little niece when she was 10 months im scared to death that she might have it she is 6 now what to do i will donate ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The chances you transmitted HIV via pre-chewing your niece's food are extremely low. (See below.) You could talk to her pediatrician if you remain concerned. HIV screening can be easily accomplished if there is nay ongoing concern or... Read more »

Pre Chewed Food Follow Up

Thank you for your response Dr. About 2 weeks after my possible exposure through consuming food possibly pre chewed by an HIV+ friend I have developed a sore throat, nasal congestion, a sore on my gum (not a cold sore) and other cold like symptoms....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereAs I said before I think risk is very low but there is no harm in abstaining if it gives you comfort until you retest.Take careDr W... 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 which were used by someone before a longtime. 2. I came in contact with a prechewed gum. I touched it. and after sometime i put my hands in my mouth...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi."Coming in contact with a scissors which were used by someone before a longtime" is not a risk for acquiring HIV!Similarly touching pre-chewed gum and then putting your hands in your mouth is not an HIV risk! See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »
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PRE-CUM + HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I've read a lot of worries and a few post about pre-cum.

In most cases pre-cum is a low low risk esp. with oral sex.

The risk with pre-cum is greater when it comes to anal and vaginal sex, man or woman.

When a penis enters an orafice, not the mouth, it... Read more »

HIV PRE CUM BEEN FINGERED??please read and respond

Posted by lindar, 1 Reply
HI

i just need to know is there a risk been fingered by a guy, i think he had a little bit of precum on his fingers and he fingered my butt, am i been paranoid is there a risk of transmission?? (also has there been any reported or documented cases... Read more »

How bad is pre-cum?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was in a relationship with someone for 3 months. We talked about our histories before we had sex. He assured me that he did not have HIV cause he had just had a number of blood tests done (not HIV related) shortly before we were together. I... Read more »

Pre Cum question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know how long hiv in pre cum lasts outside the body? I have heard the it dies quickly. I was recently exposed to it and was wondering what risk it carried. It was a big risk but was still wondering. Read more »