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What Is The Risk Of Getting AIDS From Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...disease. If you have too muchcholesterol in your blood it can build up in your arteries (blood 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. Lipodystrophy includeshyperlipidemia, as well as other unwanted changes in body fat and blood sugarlevels....
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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?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...He (or she) must be exposed to someone who is positive (has the virus). Different types of exposures carry different levels of risk. Yes, the 0.1 to 0.2 percent statistical risk per episode is correct. This risk applies to unprotected receptive... 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 that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your door !!Blessings, CarrieResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Carrie,Even with the additional information, your HIV-acquisition risk remains completely nonexistent. You are not putting your family or anyone else in harm's way. I suggest you... Read more »

HIV Risk

Hi,While having unprotected sex with my partner I started bleeding. We are both HIV negative. What is the risk of us contracting the virus from this?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...He (or she) must be exposed to someone who is positive (has the virus). Different types of exposures carry different levels of risk. Yes, the 0.1 to 0.2 percent statistical risk per episode is correct. This risk applies to unprotected receptive... 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 »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should... Read more »
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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 »

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

Worried, what is my risk?

Posted by worriedman, 2 Replies
...Dear All, I'm deeply worried and please help me to evaluate my risk. One week ago I was in an Asian country. I went to KTV with two of my friends. We had three girls that worked in the KTV with Read more »

Explain why masturbation with panties is no risk

Posted by Worried12, 5 Replies
...fluid soaks into the panties does it die? Once it dries does it die? How long would it live? If the panties were wet is there a risk? My symptoms are: white bump and marks on side of tongue swollen cin glands armpit rash floaters (Ive had these... Read more »