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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. Read more »

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other? Read more »

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

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...These procedures are effective. However, they are very expensive and not easily available. Use antiretroviral medications: The risk of transmitting HIV is extremely low if ARVs are used in pregnancy and labor, and the mother does not... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Food Insecurity, Malnutrition and HIV/AIDS Treatment: A Global Perspective

...solutions to decreasing global malnutrition and food insecurity. There is a large body of evidence that supports that inappropriate food intake negatively impacts immune function. 2 , 3 Deficits in certain micronutrients such as vitamin A, 4... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

...Disease Why Should People With HIV Care About CVD? What Causes CVD? How Do We Measure CVD Risk? How Can You Reduce the Risk of CVD? What About Changing Medications? HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease... Read more »
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How big is my risk?

Posted by annie, 1 Reply
...antigen test done at 3.5 weeks, it came back negative. Tomorrow I am going to get retested at 11.5 weeks. First what was my risk of contracting HIV...am I freaking myself out over nothing? Right now I have swollen tonsils muslce aches,... Read more »

my little sister- please help!

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
...also pulled her cheeks and ears affectionately. My sister did not eat the sweet but held it until we got home. Is this an HIV risk? I am so terrified, if something has happened to her, its all my fault. What should I do, please help me. I live in... Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

post to read every day

Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
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