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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 contaminated... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

7/23, Washington, DC: AIDS 2012 - Satellite on food & nutrition support in HIV care

Posted by wfppsn
Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and the World Food Programme cordially invite you to attend the IAS 2012 satellite Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care.

Date: July 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Locati... Read more »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

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 every meal hence I went to toilet.

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

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If an HIV + man cut his hand and get some blood onto food, does the person who eats the food(without being aware of the blood) run into risks? Is it still considered to be casual contact? Is the mucous membrane in mouth easily infected? Read more »
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HIV Infected food (OCD related)

First off, thanks for the excellent website. There is so much helpful information about the virus and its prevention. Great job everyone!Let me preface my question by saying that I have OCD and have had several hypochondria related fears for the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm glad to hear that you have decided to seek therapy and yes I concur with all of the information that you have seen and read that there is zero risk in what you have experienced.Getting therapy hopefully will be able to help you put this... Read more »

preparing food for the public when HIV infected

Are there rules governing HIV infected employees from handling food that is served to the public? ...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Here in L.A. we have a City Councilperson who proposes a law every year that would prohibit HIV-positive people from handling food. It goes down in flames every year, because it's not based on medical fact. Restaurants are governed by public... Read more »

Could people work with food if infected?

If someone was infected with HIV could they work with food such as in a mini mart stocking food on shelves?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Sure, why not. Only their blood or body fluids might be infectious. DTD... Read more »

Infected from food in workplace

if a worker in the workplace bleeds on food and I eat that food with a bleeding sore in my mouth surely this would pose a threat to the individual? What is the likelihood of this happening?Have there been any instances of this happening? Surely this...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Food handlers are subject to strict rules about blood on food and bandaging their own cuts. They are barred from serving bloody food. There are NO CASES of HIV infection from food in the entire history of the epidemic. This is one fear you can let... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Prevalence of Food Insecurity Among HIV-Infected Individuals Receiving HAART in a Resource-Rich Setting

The researchers set out to assess the prevalence and correlates of food insecurity in a cohort of HIV-positive persons receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in British Columbia. The adults receiving HAART had voluntarily enrolled in the... Read more »
Tibotec Therapeutics

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Labeling Update for Prezista to Include 96-Week Data in HIV-1 Infected Adult Patients

Bridgewater, NJ -- Tibotec Therapeutics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a labeling update for Prezista (darunavir) tablets to include 96-week data from the ARTEMIS and TITAN studies. Both ARTEMIS and... Read more »

Atazanavir Noninferior to Lopinavir in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected People

Although atazanavir, also known as Reyataz, is not uncommonly used in first-line patients, it is not officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] for such use. In a large study presented at CROI 2008, atazanavir was compared... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Delays Decision on Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

The Food and Drug Administration is delaying by three months a decision on whether to approve the HIV treatment Truvada to prevent HIV infection. According to a spokesperson with Gilead Sciences, its manufacturer, FDA needs time to review a new plan... Read more »