Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research

Hiv Transmission From Sharing Chewing Gum

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Small finger cut touching a chewing gum. (CHEWING GUM, 2011) (CHEWED GUM, 2011)

It is most likely that you have already answer to similar questions like this one,but I am really concerned.I had a small finger cut from a knife (no bleeding),and after about half an hour I went into a restaurant and touched a pre-chewed gum put by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Nope! See link below. Chewed gum is quickly becoming a QTND (question that never dies). Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q215895.html">hiv transmission through chewing gum Jun 29, 2011</a>... Read more »

HIV risk from scissors and prechewed gum?? (CHEWING GUM, 2011) (PRE-CHEWED GUM, 2011)

I am really worried about two events which happened recently. i came in contact with a scissors... Read more »

pre chewed chewing gum

hello shannon how are you doing hope fine, one of my friends is very stressed, he found out that he... Read more »
Articles
TheBodyPRO.com

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

One of the oddest presentations at CROI 2008 involved three case reports of HIV transmission to babies when their HIV-infected caregivers pre-chewed the babies' food. I sat down with Dr. Kenneth Dominguez, an epidemiologist at the CDC [U.S. Centers... Read more »
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 Wednesday at the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, the New York Times reports.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pre-Chewed Food May Pose HIV Threat to Infants

In a new study in South Africa, more than two-thirds of mothers and caregivers reported pre-chewing food for their infants, a practice that could put the babies at risk of HIV if the caregiver is infected. The research, led by Dr. Elke Maritz of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Premastication of Food by Caregivers of HIV-Exposed Children -- Nine U.S. Sites, 2009-2010

Premastication (i.e., chewing foods or medicines before feeding to a child) was reported recently as a route of human immunodeficiency (HIV) transmission through blood in saliva 1 and has been associated with transmission of other pathogens. 2-7 ... Read more »
Connect With Others

receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello...great job on the boards everyone. I am fretting over here, and wonder if you can help. I am female, and I received oral sex from a man with a sketchy sexual history. He has very poor teeth, and I assume bleeding gums, although I can't be... Read more »

upset about possible transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think this may be a crazy question but I am still upset and have no where to turn..I am hoping someone can help me here.

My son shared a drink (through a straw) with a child I didn't know. my son put his mouth on the straw right after the other... Read more »

HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »