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Choosing Alcohol Over HIV Meds? New Study Examines Why People With HIV Skip Treatment When Drinking

Half of HIV-positive individuals who are on treatment and drink alcohol skip taking their HIV medications on purpose, under the erroneous belief that mixing antiretrovirals and alcohol is harmful, according to a prospective study presented at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to diseases that can be spread through... Read more »
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News & Views: The Possibility of Side Effects; AIDS & Complications; The Truth About Drinking; and More

HIV News & Views, May 15, 2014 - TheBody.com May 15, 2014 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, Whether it's the resiliency of Ed Barron, the stamina... Read more »
Ask the Experts
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereTo my knowledge, there have been no cases of food being contaminated with HIV-infected blood or semen. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen was consumed, exposure to the air, heat... Read more »

Sharing drinks having a small cut in the tongue

I know there are many questions which are similar to this but I still need some clarifications. I have accidentally spilled in my own glass some coke zero from a can which belonged to a person positive to HIV and who hadn't used a glass. My...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from sharing drinks, utensils, casual contact etc. If the person prior to you drank out of the same can there would have to be significant amount of blood on the can (visible to your eyes) and you would have to have an open cut... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV infected person cause antibodies to HIV to be present in the drinkers body. Also have chronic hep b Any chance this could cause a false positive HIV test. Had upper R Quadrant pain for 2-3 days when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

hiv infected blood in drink

If an hiv positive person started bleeding in an alcoholic drink and then an hiv negative person drank the drink would the virus be transmitted like this?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, you cannot get HIV this way. Puts a whole new spin on the idea of a Bloody Mary though. Take care,Dr. W... Read more »
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Could I get HIV/STD from random people's drinks?

Posted by jacko2217, 2 Replies
Over the weekend I recently went to a Homecoming party that my college was hosting. It was alot of fun and I had a very good time but I remember after a few drinks, starting to drink out of random people's beers, once drinking directly out of a... Read more »

"ACA" the nutrional supplement for people with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc is the manufacturer of ACA, a nutritional supplement targeted for persons with AIDS and HIV. APPI was granted an IND by the FDA for this particular supplement. The product is comprised of 11 different botanicals... Read more »

ignorant people

Posted by hrdrsr, 6 Replies
Lately I have been finding myself wanting to tell those annoying people who think they know about HIV/AIDS off.

First of all I am keeping my status a secret, I live in a small community and well you know the story.

There was a lady in my chair who... Read more »

Drinking straws

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

You know some drinking straws come unwrapped and the person at the restaurant or store touches it when he/she gives it to you, would that be risky if the person had saliva or some other fluid like blood in their hands? This is crazy, I know, I wish... Read more »