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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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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.) There is absolutely no... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries Greater for Infants Not Exclusively Breast-Fed, Study Says

HIV-positive women in developing countries could reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to their infants if they exclusively breast-feed rather than supplement breast milk with formula, animal milk or solid food, according to a study published in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Effect of Botswana Infant Formula Program Implemented to Reduce Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Providing infant formula to HIV-positive mothers might "cost at least as many lives as it has saved" because the nutrition and antibodies supplied by breastmilk are "so crucial to young children that they outweigh the small risk of transmitting... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... 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 »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... 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 »

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 »