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Fear Of Hiv In My Food

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Tests: Experts Ask if Faster Is Better; Some Fear Treatment, Counseling Will Suffer

The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve OraQuick -- a new test that will tell people within 20 minutes whether they are HIV-positive -- soon, although the exact date is unclear. Some doctors praise OraQuick as an easy way to reach... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

Advances in antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have made it possible for more HIV-positive parents to have children. But few studies have examined transmission fears that might remain for these families and how they... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Experts Fear HIV Crisis for Uprooted Kenyans

Public health experts are alarmed at the impact the growing political and ethnic strife in Kenya is having on the nation's HIV epidemic. According to Kenyan Health Ministry figures cited by UNAIDS, approximately 15,000 of the more than 250,000... 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 »

Fear of HIV Virus

Dear sirPl answer my questionI am afraid of hiv even though i have safe sex with wife only.Not using the drugs injection.I feel nervous if somebody spit or sneezing around me.Not sharing food and not using the hotel tap water to clean.How long hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You cannot become infected with HIV by being close to someone sneezing or spitting, sharing food or water, using a public toilet, or drinking from glasses in a hotel or bar.HIV is transmitted through close sexual contact (vaginal or anal... Read more »

Hiv fear and phobia (plz give me rply doc.)

Hii Doc.I m a student,i never doing sex with anyone but last one year i am behaving like a whimsy (washing hand several time in a day etc)bcoz i m very scared about hiv disease plz doc. help me what can i do to overcome to the hiv fear ....And i...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereIt sounds like you have some irrational fears about HIV transmission and I would suggest that you speak to a medical professional to get yourself help to overcome these concerns so that you can live a happy life. There is no risk of... Read more »

Fear to death about HIV infection

Dear DR. Bob,I truly love your smile on your phone, which comforts me in certain way!My greatest thanks to you in advance for your answer to my quesiton as below.My brother, who is in China, in April this year went to a beauty shop to repair the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You truly love my smile on my phone???? What??? How did you get ahold of my phone?Oh well, nevermind; but I must advise you that this forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or... Read more »
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It's Been 7 Fearful Days - Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after each meal.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then later filled my mouth with tap-water & rinsed. ... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... 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 »

Food for thought...

Posted by Anonymous
I think that my main fear in contracting HIV stems from the fact that I had sex with a forner IV drug user.
Growing up in a middle-class family and living a "sheltered" life to hear this from a girl (mind you whose family has waaay more money than... Read more »