Do People Catch HIV From Sharing A Drink

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Ask the Experts

sharing food w/HIV+ person

A few weeks ago, an HIV positive friend offered to share a can of soda with me.I hesitated, but in the end did. He seemed hurt that I would hesitate, given that we both know HIV transmission is extremely low---if not impossible---given this...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no evidence whatsoever that people are infected through contact with an HIV infected person's saliva. If HIV could be transmitted through saliva, we would be looking at a much, much larger epidemic. The concentrations Read more »

Sharing a house with a HIV positive person

I live with my mother, husband and two young boys, one age 5 the other 5 months. My mother just... Read more »

will individuals today affected with hiv all share this fate?

Hi Doctor Wohl, I just recently read the article by Gregg Gonsalves posted here under what's new... Read more »
Articles
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

...technical presentations by researchers and doctors, I findthat people who are living with HIV are always more direct, insightful andpersonal, while providing useful advice for dealing with HIV. Meet the Experts Moderated by Tam McAulay of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommends Prophylactic Antiretroviral Drug Regimen for People Exposed to HIV Through Unprotected Sex, Shared Needles

...Thursday in a "major policy shift" recommended that people exposed to HIV through unprotected sexual intercourse, sexual assault, shared needles or accidents receive immediate treatment with antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection, the AP/... Read more »
The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...certainly not alone. Over the years, dozens of African Americans -- HIV-positive folks and people working in the HIV field -- have shared experiences and advice for coping with a recent HIV diagnosis. Read on for samplings of wisdom from a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Groups Allege Calif. Agency Shared HIV Patient Data

...they termed a "gross affront" to patient confidentiality, three legal groups slammed California health officials for giving personal information about thousands of HIV-positive welfare recipients to a nonprofit HIV service provider. The American... Read more »