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What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV 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. (See below.) There is absolutely no... Read more »

(Doubtedly) eating hiv contaminated food and having a gum sore

hello doctor, i am 21 years old and still a virgin. 3 months ago i had launch with one of my mate on his home. there was a food item which color is red naturally.i have a gum problem. After that was losing my weight(i used to have hard exercise and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission does not occur through eating after someone, sharing utensils, shaking hands etc.... There is no risk of HIV transmission through your experience you described. I would continue following up with your health care provider as it... Read more »

Risk of getting Herpes, HPV, or HIV from casual contact "oral hsv-2 / mixed hpv / big soup"

variablessoup line with different groups daily which prepare meals ( cook , serve , etc ) ; most are returning and are visibly infected with oral hsv-2 and hpv ; some foods are heated , others cooled , and some at room temperature ;based on some...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question(s)!If I understand your situation correctly (eating/handling food that has come in contact with the HSV/HPV/HIV infected), there's no risk to you from this and therefore no need to get tested.The information from planned... Read more »

eating food in a restaurant

recently I ate a sandwich at a sub shop and the sandwich preparer blew his nose once while he prepared my sanswich.After i ate the sandwich I began wondering some of the mucous of the sandwich preparer may have gotten on my food just before I ate...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence that people get infected with HIV by having their food prepared by HIV positive people. HIV is not an airborne virus, so the risk for infection (even if your food preparer was HIV infected) is nonexistent. See "Can I get... 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 »

HIV Through Food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I was wondering what the odds are of getting HIV through food.

I was eating a crunchwrap from taco bell recently, probably a month ago, when I distinctly tasted iron/blood (which may have been the beef, because I recall having taco bell beef have... Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me?

And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

HIV from food?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I just ate a macaroni salad at a restaurant and I've eaten it before but this time it had something that tasted weird, kind of sweet, or more like sweet and sour. I don't know if it was a vegetable or if it could be something else, like semen or... Read more »