What Foods Can't Hiv Positive People Eat

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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
...HIV is not easily tranmitted through the GI tract...that is 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. Read more »


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Facts: Food prepared by HIV + persons

My job intails working with the inmate population, I am constantly asked "Canwe get HIV from the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rising Food Prices in Ethiopia Dangerous for People Living With HIV/AIDS, IRIN/ Plus News Reports

... Food prices in Ethiopia, which have risen by 40% in the past year as a result of drought and the global food crisis, are having a Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Burundi's Food Shortages Create Challenges for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...provides support to 3,200 Burundi families -- said, "At our center, we try to provide support to the entire family, because the person with HIV is not the only one facing food shortages. If it is an HIV-positive woman, she will usually feed her... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Ambassador Pledges Support to Congolese NGO That Provides Food Security to People Living With HIV/AIDS

... Myriam Makeba, ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization , recently vowed to support the efforts of Congolese charity Alpi, which provides food security Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Guardian Examines How Uganda's Drought, Food Shortages Affect HIV-Positive People

...this region' and to give priority to people ... living with HIV/AIDS." The article also reports on how one woman in Uganda is personally affected by the situation (Malinga/Ford, 10/21). Back to other news for October 2009 Search the... Read more »
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food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

My boyfriend has HIV, help please?

Posted by lovethesun, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend found out about a month ago hes HIV positive. We didn't start going out until about a week ago, so we haven't even kissed yet. I know for a fact that we won't be Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I wanted another chicken wing, and he took it out of the bag with his fork.....as much as I wanted it, I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can eating food that had some dandruff from a HIV positive person cause HIV infection. I am really worried that something that I ate may have been contaminated by such. I know it sounds funny Read more »
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