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Hiv Transmission Through A Baked Cake

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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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Can HIV live inside batter or baked goods

My family member recently discovered that their ex partner was using drugs and engaging in risky stuff thus a breakup. This family member made cupcakes with my family, children as well. The person had a cut finger and some blood may have gotten...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Nervous, There is no risk of pastry associated HIV. First of all, even if blood somehow got into the batter the amount would likely be small. Second, baking would destroy the virus. Third, HIV is hard to acquire through the mouth. So, I... Read more »

THE ICING ON THE CAKE

MY PARTNER AND I ARE BOTH + AND ARE ON A REGIMEN OF COMBIVAR AND CRIXIVAN. OUR DR DOES NOT SEEM TO KNOW ABOUT IMPOTENCE CAUSED BY THE MEDICATION OR THE HIV INFECTION.OUR LOVELIFE WAS ALWAYS REWARDING AND NOW IT IS ALMOST NONE EXISTENT. WE TRIED...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I would suggest being very direct with your doctor. Many patients come to my office with very specific ideas and I appreciate their suggestions. Certainly asking him to check testosterone levels, prescribe Viagra, and potentially refering you to a... Read more »

Baking soda

I am a nutritionist and I work exclusively with HIV/AIDS patients. I'm new at this job and want to learn as much as possible about my patients' needs. I've read tips about helping altered taste by trying the baking soda swish....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Baking soda is used for teeth cleaning, improving bad breath, easing the pain of sore or irritated tisses in the oral cavity. If anyone knows of other uses please post them. KH... Read more »

baking soda & altered taste

Hello,Why is a baking soda 'swish' recommended for altered taste / smell?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This site is for the exclusive discussion of side effects related to HIV therapy. What is your current HIV clinical status and which HIV drugs are you taking? That information would influence the response yo your question.... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »