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Hiv Transmission Through Foods

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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 »
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 »
World Health Organization

New Guidance on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV

2010 Guidelines: "Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infections in Infants" Since WHO issued revised guidelines in 2006, important new evidence has emerged on the use of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the... Read more »
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Transmission of HIV with blood in food

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV about 2 months ago and started medication immediately, I was told my viral load is 38000. Just yesterday after I have 4 wisdom tooth extraction. After the surgery, I went to have a meal(separate food) with my sister....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,This doesn't sound like a risky situation at all.It's important to keep in mind, that overall the mouth (your sister's in this case) is <i>not</i> an efficient way for HIV to enter the body.... Read more »

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 »

Blood on food - is transmission possible?

Hi Shannon,First of all, thank you so much for answering all these queries that some of us have trouble diagnosing and assessing.Today I went to get a sandwich, gobbled it down fast. Only after I finished the sandwich, that I noticed that the paper...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm happy to be answering questions and calming peoples fears. Thank you for your comments.As for your situation, there is no risk of HIV transmission! If the worst case scenario was that it happened to be blood that contained HIV, once... Read more »

Hiv Foodservice workers and transmission

Can you get hiv through eating food that had a foodhandlers blood on or in the food by mistake or accident? Has anyone ever been infected by eating consumed food with blood on/in it from a hiv pos. foodhandler? Thank you....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence that people are infected through food. HIV is still only known to be transmitted through sexual, blood (sharing needles, healthcare workers, and rarely through blood transfusions), and mother-to-infant contact.Blood doesn't... Read more »
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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 »

Oral HI.V. transmission

Posted by Anonymous
For one, myself and her do not have H.I.V. but i had a cut on my lip when i was giving her oral (eating her out), i know the risks of recieving H.I.V. are extremly low but i'm scared that something could happen because what if my blood got into her... Read more »

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

Posted by MPC, 1 Reply
First, I wanna thank everyone for their remarks and support so far. It certainly helped bring my anxiety level down.

I have another question, and forgive me if it sounds dumb or stupid or if I offend anyone. Ever since my "extremely low risk"... Read more »