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Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV Risks

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is not broken or cut, it protects you against infection from blood or...
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Eating my fingers

Hi,im eating my fingers and i think im eating them to the last layer (it doesnt bleed).Can i get HIV if a HIV+ person's blood gets on the eaten place.Hope you answer.Thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are "eating your fingers"??? Hmm . . . Hannibal? Hannibal Lecter? Is that you???If you are biting, chewing or even eating your fingers to Read more »

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, and there may well have been extenuating circumstances. (See below.) There is absolutely no HIV-acquisition risk from eating in restaurants, unless you have unsafe sex with an HIV-positive waiter.As for soccer, also no risk, unless you... Read more »

HIV Transmission

Sorry, i have trawled the archives for an answer but cannot find anything. I have been worrying about an incident that happened. The dirty strap of a friends handbag (she had just had it on the floor in the toilets) fell onto the food i was eating,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You couldn't find the answer to your question in the archives? Well, thanks for looking nonetheless. Of course one wonders if you really expected to find a slew of questions dealing with HIV transmission via dirty handbag straps landing on... Read more »

Eating at restaurant

Hi Dr. Bob,I was eating at a restaurant recently and a small piece of my food fell off of my plate and onto the table. I picked it up and ate it. Is there any chance that I could have contracted HIV in this way? If someone with HIV had recently bled...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You can't find anything on the net that pertains to the HIV risk of a small piece of food falling off your plate and onto a table where there was no sign of blood, but you wonder "what if" someone with HIV had bled on that very spot (even though... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV-infected blood or semen has been reported to CDC. Furthermore, CDC has received no reports of HIV infection resulting from eating food, including condiments. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Osteoporosis Protect Your Bones ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...while continuing to breastfeed for up to a year. A recent study showed that it is possible for a newborn to become infected by eating food that is chewed for it by an HIV-infected woman. This practice should be avoided. How Do We Know if a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

Why Is Exercise Important? What Are the Advantages of Exercise? What Are the Risks of Exercise? Exercise Guidelines for People With HIV The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Exercise Important? Exercise cannot control or... Read more »
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Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
(since october, bt dint really wory till february but stopped 5th of may). I used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...person, if there was any blood, would it be cleaned on the way? i woke up saturday morning with my shirt half wet and legs sweating; is this considered drenching?what about ars? I've also had nite sweats 10 times like 3 to 7 times each from march... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »