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Risk Of Eating Food With Hiv Blood On It

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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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 »

Will Donate! Blood in Refrigerated Food

I just ate a wrap that I think had blood on it and was refrigerated (which I'm worried preserved the HIV). After eating the first half I noticed a small blood smear on the second half of the wrap along the cut line. I am really worried. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body, even if kept in the refrigerator! It's a virus -- frevinsakes! Read more »

HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Can you get HIV if the person preparing your food got blood on your sandwich and you ate it right away??? This is of great concern to me. Please help me PLEASE! I donate money often
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...eating food. Even the rates with oral sex have been too low to quantify accurately. I would not consider this to be a high risk situation. Best,JoePS I would answer the same even if you did not donate any money Read more »

Eating my fingers

Hi,im eating my fingers and i think im eating them to the last layer (it doesnt bleed).Can i get HIV if a HIV+ person's blood gets on the eaten place.Hope you answer.Thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you are biting, chewing or even eating your fingers to the point the skin is no longer intact, there would be a theoretical risk for HIV acquisition if the non-intact skin came into direct contact with fresh HIV-infected bodily fluids, such as... Read more »
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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 »
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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...vessels),forming plaque. This buildup of plaque can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.High triglycerides can also increase your risk of getting pancreatitis (apainful inflammation of the pancreas). Some HIV+ people experience lipodystrophy.... Read more »
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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 »
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...linked with diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Taking Care of Yourself Since HIV+ people may already have a number of risk factors for diabetes, as well as heart disease and stroke, it is important to be aware of all of these... Read more »
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Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
...Condom. We did Anal sex aswell but i'm sure that was always with a Condom. She gave me lots of Blowjobs in that time so there is a risk from me catching HIV from them aswell. I went for an HIV blood test on the friday afternoon(yesterday) at the... Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... 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 »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...the park and afterwards, i saw a cm sized wound. now he was at the table about 8-15 minutes before me, and what would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched... Read more »