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Hiv And Chewed Food

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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.) Read more »

pre chewing food for infant

i been postive for 7 years i remember pre chewing chicken for my little niece when she was 10... Read more »

Chewed a bloody band aid

I chewed on a dirty band aid that was left in a taco by the fast food chain and I was wondering... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Pre-Chewed Food, Researchers Say

... HIV can be transmitted to infants through food that is pre-chewed by an HIV-positive parent or caregiver, CDC researchers said Read more »
The Body PRO

Three Cases of HIV Transmission to Infants Through Food Pre-Chewed by HIV-Positive Caregivers

...Miami. Bonnie Goldman: It's surprising that it wasn't a group of recent immigrants, because it seems this practice of pre-mastication is very prevalent in Asia, in Africa -- in West Africa. Charles Mitchell: That may be a misimpression. Do... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prechewed Infant Food May Transmit AIDS Virus

... A new medical report offers evidence of infants being infected with HIV by eating premasticated food chewed by HIV-positive caregivers. Prechewing food for infants, usually during the weaning period, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...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 Newborn Is Infected?... Read more »
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...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: Read more »

a serious question...

Posted by still_here, 5 Replies
...without incriminating myself, a certain "home grown" remedy. i seem to have this penny/metallic taste in my mouth (not if i'm chewing gum or after brushing my teeth) but i can't eat if i don't use this "remedy" i also really don't have an... Read more »