Can You Get Hiv By Eating Infected Blood

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...levels).High glucose levels can be a side effect of HIV drugs. Your health careprovider can monitor your levels through glucose tests. For the most accurateresults, it's best to check glucose levels when you have been fasting (noteating for about eight hours). (See TWP sheets Diabetes and Lipodystrophy andBody Shape Changes) Blood fat (lipids) Many HIV+ people have an increased amount of fat, or lipids, in their...
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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
...Hi,You are "eating your fingers"??? Hmm . . . Hannibal? Hannibal Lecter? Is that you???If you are biting, chewing or even eating your fingers to Read more »

12 years old and i have a question about chewing gum and hiv. i will donate $20 (HOW HIV IS TRANSMITTED, 2009)

Hi, I was sent here by my mom. she said you'd be able to help me out. My uncle just got diagnosed with hiv and since that ive been so afraid of it. here is my question, i was visiting my cousin's college campus and he took me in one of his classes....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mosquitoes, exposure of blood/bodily fluids to intact skin, kissing, hugging, holding hands, handshakes, sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils, or mutual masturbation.So, I'm siding with Mom on this one. No risk? OK? Don't be afraid of your... Read more »

I have blood in Saliva, worried

Hi Dr. Henry,I am HIV+, diganosed 3 months ago, infected maybe around 2 years ago.I have blood in Saliva since 2 weeks every mourning when I wake up. Doesn't seem normal to me, but two months ago the chest X-ray was good. I just stopped cigarettes,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Blood in saliva often would be due to gum or other oral condition/infection. I would recommend seeing your HIV specialist and/or a dentist/ENT specialist for evaluation. Stopping cigarettes would not cause bleeding in the mouth but there Read more »

Atripla just started

Hi there, great site the best on the planet and invaluableI just have a few questions concerning my medication and my bloodsA little history, I had some very strange and scary bloods at first, my HIV infection was no more than 10 months before...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It would appear that you're having a very nice initial response to treatment with Atripla (tenofovir/FTC/efavirenz).The timing of your medications is not so critical- so it's ok to take your medicines or eat within a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...both tests are done at the same time. Monocytes or Macrophages (Monos) make up 2% to 8% of WBCs. They fight infections by "eating" germs and telling the immune system what germs they have found. Monocytes circulate in the blood. When... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV-infected blood or semen has been reported to CDC. Furthermore, CDC has received no reports of HIV infection resulting from eating food, including condiments. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »