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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 sharing a straw or a cup?

Is it possible to get HIV from sharing a straw or a cup?

No: Simply no. Just as you can't get pregnant that way. Life's hard enough without these kinds of fears. During the bad old days in which there was no treatment, family members simply didn't catch HIV from each other except by sex or sharing IV drug needles. Please relax and enjoy the company of others. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from sharing a straw with someone who's mouth is cut?

Can you get HIV from sharing a straw with someone who's mouth is cut?

Sharing drinks: All health care professionals are trained in infection control and communicable diseases yearly. The cdc standards for preventing blood borne pathogens is key information. Most disease need a minimum amount to be transmitted successfully to another. Fortunately HIV is a very fragile virus out of a host. Dies in seconds. Transmission requires 10cc. That's 2 teaspoons. But still get a check ...Read more

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Is it possible to get HIV through sharing straws?

Is it possible to get HIV through sharing straws?

No: No. There has never been a documented case of HIV spread by sharing straws. ...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 you get hiv from sharing razors?

Can you get hiv from sharing razors?

Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a theoretical transmission mechanism that has never been reported as the actual source of somone's HIV infection. Don't share razors (except maybe your own mutually monogamous sex partner), but don't worry if it happens once or twice by accident. ...Read more

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Could you get HIV from sharing lipstick?

Unlikely: In theory, since HIV can be found in saliva of infected individuals, sharing lipstick could transfer virus. However this would be a highly inefficient way to transfer enough virus to cause an infection in the second user of the lipstick and is most unlikely to actually happen. Still it would be prudent to not share lipstick. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from sharing a smoke or drink?

No: It's statistically impossible to contract HIV from sharing a drink or smoke or toilet seat or bus seat or the air we breathe. ...Read more

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Could you get HIV from sharing a dropper of a sub lingual solution from an hiv+ person?

Could you get HIV from sharing a dropper of a sub lingual solution from an hiv+ person?

Low Risk: But not impossible. There is a possibility that the virus could be transmitted. (for example if both parties had gum disease and bleeding in the oral cavity so that blood could be transmitted) I would check with your physician and discuss your concerns, but if it were my family member I would advise HIV testing for awhile to just to be safe (i tend to be overly cautious). ...Read more

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Can I get HIV by sharing a straw?

Can I get HIV by sharing a straw?

Very unlikely: Transmission by sharing a drinking straw is highly unlikely. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission. Html. ...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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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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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 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 get HIV or hep c from sharing a toothbrush?

Can you get HIV or hep c from sharing a toothbrush?

Not likely: It can possibly happen if the person has a high viral load in the blood and have gums bleed all over the tooth brush and you use it immediately after they do. If you think that you may have been exposed then get tested. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Family practice: Hep c and HIV is not contacted from sharing glasses. Needs blood or body secretion exposure. Hep c is treated by interferon injections which is 50 percent effective. Hiv has no cure. You may take a combination of medications which can suppress it. ...Read more

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Just imagine a person with bad teeth shares utensils with a HIV positive person? Will she get HIV? No sex nothing just sharing utensils.

Highly unlikely: Although it I would not recommend sharing used utensils with someone who has a transmittable disease, it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted this way ...Read more

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Can you spread HIV through sharing drinks?

Can you spread HIV through sharing drinks?

Nope: You can only catch HIV from unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or sharing drug injection equipment with other people. The virus is not transmitted by sharing drinks or other nonsexual contact. No risk, no worries. ...Read more

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Could I have HIV from sharing water?

No: It has been reliably documented that the HIV virus is only passed through blood or semen. It is not passed through saliva, tears, feces, urine, or sweat. You cannot get it from sharing water, whether it be drinking water or bath water. ...Read more

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Was wondering if you can catch hiv, hepatitis or anything from sharing drinks with friends? Thanks

Was wondering if you can catch hiv, hepatitis or anything from sharing drinks with friends? Thanks

No: HIV just won't travel this way. Hepatitis A travels fecal-oral; exceptionally poor hygiene by someone involved presents a risk but probably less than in ordinary eating because of the alcohol. ...Read more

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