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Do People Catch HIV From Blood In Food

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...lead to AIDS within a few years after they were infected. On the flip side, some people can go 20 years or more without ever developing AIDS. Ten years has been found to be the average amount of time that passes between when a person is infected with HIV and when he or she begins experiencing the symptoms of AIDS. 2. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Because the symptoms of acute HIV are almost...
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saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a half weeks ago. My symptoms are as follows: 1. 1 day of diarreah (I'm not too worried about this becuase I had eaten spicy food the day before.) 2. I had a canker sore ( my doctor told me it was from stress) 3. Slight lower rib cage discomfort.... Read more »

FOOD HANDLER & HIV

CAN HIV POSS. INDIVIDUALS WORK IN FOOD SERVICE AND IF SO, WHAT PERCAUTIONS, SHOULD YOU TAKE AS AN EMPLOYER
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Yes, a person with HIV can be a food handler. The precautions concern human blood. Post clear rules about how anyone/everyone should act when Read more »

Ironic? or I being stupid I need your comfort and voice of reason (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

Dear Doctor Bob,I have been going through s lot these pat few months due to a stupid mistake. I recently went to have an hiv test done it came out negative wohoo after 3 months!!! The councilor I talked to shook my hands had sweaty palms, Since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi, I'm from the UK and I just need to confirms some doubts. Firstly, can HIV be transmitted by Saliva, because I shared some food with a person I had only know for a day. Secondly, thus may be a silly question, but can HIV be transmitted by... Read more »

Fluids in food

This is a pretty rare occurrence I am guessing, but I have heard of people ejaculating or peeing in food before in restaurants. If a person were to do that and then someone ate it, is there a risk that the person could catch something from eating...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...uninfectious realitively quickly when exposed to the environment, making transmission through indirect contact with another person's fluids remote. See "Survival of HIV in the Environment" for more information. RMK Read more »
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...developed, they had to be taken as many as three times a day. Some drugs had complicated requirements about storage, or what kind of food they had to be taken with, or how long you had to wait after eating before taking a dose. The medications... Read more »
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...million have pre-diabetes. Glucose is a type of sugar. It is used as fuel by the body. When you eat, your body converts the food into glucose. The glucose then goes into your bloodstream and is carried throughout the body to provide energy to... Read more »
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food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...might come in contact with it being that I live in the same house with my brother and he is infected. I don't want to be that person who pushes him away because of this terrible disease. I want to be able to hug my brother and not be thinking... Read more »

Top Ten tips for banishing HIV WOES

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...good you actually are and how interesting your story can be. 9 Get a pet Research has shown that people with pets have lower blood pressure and are more relaxed and focused. Pets actually work as therapy and giving unrestricted love to a dog,... Read more »

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If an HIV + man cut his hand and get some blood onto food, does the person who eats the food(without being aware of the blood) run into risks? Is it still considered to be casual contact? Is the mucous Read more »