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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Is it possible to get hiv from food if blood was on it? The blood looked like it was dried and was not swallowed, I saw it when I brushed my teeth

Is it possible to get hiv from food if blood was on it? The blood looked like it was dried and was not swallowed, I saw it when I brushed my teeth

Probably not: Only if blood came from a person with HIV, was not left on the surface for less than 20 minutes, and then came in direct contact with your blood stream or Genito-urinary tract. If concerned, talk to your Physician about being tested, but I don't think the circumstances you described are problematic. ...Read more

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Can HIV spread through food?

Can HIV spread through food?

HIV spread: HIV is transmitted by exposure to blood or body fluids of an infected individual. And in the exposed individual, dosage, and site of exposure may play a role as well. Food is generally not contaminated with blood or body fluids of HIV-positive individuals. Cooked food, even if it contained HIV, would not be infectious. So, avoid blood or body fluids, but don't worry about an HIV+ server. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from eating food that someone touched with blood on there hands?

Can you get hiv from eating food that someone touched with blood on there hands?

No: HIV cannot be transmitted in this manner else much of the vampire and werewolf populations would have been killed off. ...Read more

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Do I have hiv/aids spicy food made roof of mouth raw/sore, but no bleeding. French kissed guy once barely tongue?

Hiv: HIV is transmitted through sex and blood but generally not through saliva. However, if you are sexually active and unsure of the history of any of the partners you've had sex with, please see a physician to have testing for all std's including hiv. ...Read more

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If someone put HIV (fresh blood)in food could be infected????

Why do you ask?: You're really asking whether someone handling your food with a bleeding wound might infect you. What we do know is that during the years in which there was no treatment, HIV-positive people would infect family members without sex or needle sharing. It just didn't happen. Life's too difficult already for you to be harboring these dark ideas. Your physician can help if this is a persistent fear. ...Read more

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What preparations are needed to get an HIV test? Like no food intake before a certain time span or something like that

What preparations are needed to get an HIV test? Like no food intake before a certain time span or something like that

None: You can get the blood test at any time, the sooner the better. Neither drug (other than anti-HIV drugs) or food would affect the test results. ...Read more

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If I ate food made by HIV infected person, am I at risk?

If I ate food made by HIV infected person, am I at risk?

No: Hiv is spread by body fluids (such as blood) passing between people. This type of exchange does not happen in food preparation. ...Read more

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Is we get hiv if there is fresh blood on any food?? from eating it

Is we get hiv if there is fresh blood on any food?? from eating it

Essentially no: There is little risk of getting HIV from the situation you described. See this site for more information.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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Out of curiosity can you get HIV or anything else from food with blood on it oo?

HIV is Hard to Get: I am unsure where you are eating food with blood on it, especially human blood. But, absolutely not. The way one get's HIV is well known and has been known for over thirty years. Did you miss this information as you grew up? You get HIV from direct sexual contact or from direct blood to blood exposure (that means living human blood to your direct blood system....). ...Read more

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Our checker at the store today is someone we know and he has HIV. He touched all our food checking out. I'm now scared to touch and eat our food! Is this a risk for us? Freaking out a bit

Our checker at the store today is someone we know and he has HIV. He touched all our food checking out. I'm now scared to touch and eat our food! Is this a risk for us? Freaking out a bit

HIV: Transfer of the virus doesn't just happen. One needs to exchange bodily fluids.
If the food was wrapped then no way is t a problem. If he touched fresh fruit again transfer of the virus not an issues. One should rinse the fruit anyways. ...Read more

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Can I get sick by eating human blood in my food (e.g. HIV or hepatitis)?

Can I get sick by eating human blood in my food (e.g. HIV or hepatitis)?

Absolutely: You definitely may get sick, but not necessarily with HIV or Hepatitis, but rather with direct contaminants, including Hepatitis A. By the time you ingest the food the HIV virus, hep b or c would be dead or inactivated by saliva. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a man is infected with HIV at 60 how long can he live with medications and good food?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a man is infected with HIV at 60 how long can he live with medications and good food?

Normal life span: People effectively treated with anti-hiv medications live as long and about as well as anyone else. ...Read more

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Can I still catch HIV or hep if I picked the twisiers up with food serving gloves on am I ok or is their something to worry about?

Can I still catch HIV or hep if I picked the twisiers up with food serving gloves on am I ok or is their something to worry about?

Unclear question: Your question is not clear, however, you are not at risk of HIV or Hep B or Hep C. Food may transmit hepatitis A which is uncommon in the US and not dangerous. ...Read more

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Are you able to get HIV from someone spitting in your food and eating it?

No: HIV is not transmitted in this manner. However you should also not be nasty to the wait staff at any eating place. ...Read more

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Just say there happened to be HIV blood in my babies pureed food, would she be at risk of contracting HIV?

No risk: Swallowing HIV is low risk. For example, HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex, even with swallowing of HIV infected semen or vaginal fluid. But why worry about a completely outlandish scenario? If a friend or someone you know is believed to have HIV and is pureeing food for your baby, ask him or her to be careful. Of course there is never such a risk with commercial baby foods. ...Read more

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I asked you can you get HIV from blood injected into a orange & he said its unlikely which means it is possible I thought u couldn't get it from food?

I asked you can you get HIV from blood injected into a orange & he said its unlikely which means it is possible I thought u couldn't get it from food?

Won't happen: Forgive my frankness. This is on the same level as worrying about getting pregnant off a bar of soap that a man recently used, or swimming in a pool contaminated with semen. It just doesn't happen. The risk is so low as to be in the realm of fantasy. I would, however, report the incident to the local law enforcement folks. ...Read more

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Can you catch anything from eating a hair possibly pubic that was in my food I didn't see it so don't know what type of hair it was? Worried about hiv

Hairy not scary: You can't catch HIV from eating anything. In fact, ingesting a few strands of hair is harmless (unless they are in large quantity and long forming a tangled mess). Hair is made of mostly keratin -the same material in rhino horn and finger/toe nails. So why kill the endangered rhino for the horn when you can make a hair soup? ...Read more

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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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Dropped food on clothes that may have hepatitis or HIV body fluids then ate it am I at risk?

No: Hiv and hepatitis are not transmitted orally, so unless you have extensive mouth lesions with open mucosa and were exposed to infected fluids, your chance of acquiring HIV or hepatitis (assuming b or c) are 0. ...Read more

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If I get very small amount of hiv+ blood on my cold food (i.e salad), is it possible to infected?

If I get very small amount of hiv+ blood on my cold food (i.e salad), is it possible to infected?

She's back....: You've asked this question many times before in many different ways. You know the answer. You need to get with your therapist and get a handle on your OCD and health related anxiety. ...Read more

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I'm having bleeding gum...if I eat food with blood does it makes me exposed to hiv? And should I b worried about that

No: HIV cannot be caught from eating cooked meat.
Dr. Malerman's caution about advanced gum disease should be heeded to prevent real trouble in future. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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