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Is it possible to get infected by eating food contaminated by HIV blood?

Is it possible to get infected by eating food contaminated by HIV blood?

Extremely rare: It is extremely rare for this to happen. You cannot get HIV from eating food contaminated by small amounts of HIV infected blood. HIV does not live long outside the body. Exposure of the food to cooking heat, air or the acid in the stomach will kill the virus. There have been rare cases reported of children contracting HIV from their caregivers who are HIV infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can I get HIV by sharing a soda with an infected friend?

Can I get HIV by sharing a soda with an infected friend?

No.: Hiv is spread in bodily fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. People usually get hiv/aids by having unprotected sex with an infected partner, sharing needles with an infected person, or breastfeeding from an infected mother. You cannot get HIV from kissing or sharing a soda. ...Read more

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Could I get HIV infected from sharing straw with HIV+ person? Any risk for this action?

Could I get HIV infected from sharing straw with HIV+ person? Any risk for this action?

Absolutely not: During the old days when we had no treatment for HIV, families kissed, hugged, and shared more than straws with HIV-positive members, and NOT ONE family member caught the disease from anything other than sex or needle sharing. ...Read more

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If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

No: During the years when no treatment was available,, not a single casual household contact where there was no sex or needle-sharing became infected. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from sharing a drink through the same straw with an infected person?

Can you get HIV from sharing a drink through the same straw with an infected person?

No: This is as unrealistic as the idea that one could become pregnant this way. Please forgive my frankness. Family members not sharing the most intimate contact don't infect one another -- we leaned that through the bad years. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i get aids from sharing asame whistle with an HIV infected person?

Can i get aids from sharing asame whistle with an HIV infected person?

No: There is no risk of transmission of HIV to you from blowing your friends whistle. Even if your friend had a minute amount of blood on the whistle from some serious blowing, HIV is a very fragile virus and would not survive in the environment to even have the possibility of being infective. Rest assured. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you contract HIV virus by sharing thesame toothbrush with an infected person?

Very unlikely: Fortunately, the viability of HIV is very short lived outside of the body and is not contagious once exposed to air and surfaces that dry. There would be some minimal risk if the brush was used immediately after an infected person brushed with it by another. Virtually little to no risk if there was some significant time. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more