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Sushi Rumors For Hiv Patients

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes

I got an e-mail warning that a man, who was believed to be HIV positive, was recently caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast food restaurant. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, the e-mail recommended that only individually wrapped packets of ketchup be used. Is there a risk of contracting HIV from ketchup? No incidents of ketchup dispensers being contaminated with HIV-infected blood have been reported to CDC. Furthermore,...
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I have heard that hiv possitive people die due to side effects of medication. Also it is a rumor that aids has not been assured that is from hiv. Is it true? Please answer me with sincerity....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-What I can tell you is that HIV medications save lives. Are they perfect and without any side effects- no, but no medicine is. But let me say it again, THEY SAVE LIVES. I take care of patients everyday who lead normal, healthy lives... Read more »

valproic acid? cure? rumor? will it ruin my woo-hoo?!

Hi Dr. Bob. I hope all is still well, and thanks for that good luck karma!Now, I've been reading a lot about HIV lately and I've found numerous articles about valproic acid and how it can help control HIV in positive patients.Do you see a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Valproic acid is not an immunosuppressive and it does not affect HIV-antibody test results. In fact, there is some preliminary research showing that it may be helpful in fighting chronic HIV infection. (See below.)Should you WOO-HOO?... Read more »

Re: Rumor About Gilead Sciences

Happy Halloween (and thanks for the great web site),I too heard the rumor about Gilead Sciences' Viread pro-drug getting into lymph nodes - supposedly where no anti-HIV drug has gone before.First, is there up-to-date and accurate information on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Lots of questions here, where to begin? Let's start with sanctuary sites. I would agree with the top HIV researcher that felt "that all drugs pretty much get into all areas of the body". Although it may not have been formally tested... Read more »


i am hiv positive on meds now for some month my cd4 is 470 and vl 20000, is it ok for me to eat sushi and rare steaks? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally sushi is OK.... Read more »
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Seroconversion or Sushi!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 11/19/05, I had protected vaginal intercourse and unprotected oral sex with a male of unknown status. There were no condom issues and he ejaculated on my chest. On 11/24 or 11/25 (approximately 5-6 days later) I purchased and ate sushi/sashimi... Read more »

Conversion rumor

Posted by Arch, 1 Reply
I was told this by a nurse. Bigger people take longer to convert to HIV positive than samller people. I dunno if this is true or not. But I am tall and thin (6-4, 170). So I dunno if my size would affect it. I tested negative at 4 and 8 weeks, so... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IS there a strain of airborne HIV going around ? I heard this on a after midnight talk show and am freaking out. Whats is up with this new so called "flu" going around also here lately ? One of my friends told me his doctor called it a airborne... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »