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Can i get HIV by sharing food with my friend that have aids, and we both have ulcer in the mouth.?

Can i get HIV by sharing food with my friend that have aids, and we both have ulcer in the mouth.?

First of all non infectious bodily fluids are.
But in a laboratory HIV has been kept viable (able to infect) for up to 15 days and even after the body fluid containing the HIV had dried. Air does not kill HIV, but exposure to air dries the fluid that contains the virus.
to anyone using needles, the HIV virus can survive for several days in the blood that remains in a needle after use. Now dried body fluids, Blood, semen, pre ***, when dried reduces the possibility of HIV infection by 90 to 99 percent. This was reported by the CDC. Was his/her mouth ulcer bleeding? Dear the virus may seem fragile, still precautions should be met, that one percent in the 99 percent would worry me, why take the chance?

Firstly u need 2 understand how HIV are spread.

Sexual route. The majority of HIV infections are acquired through unprotected sexual relations. Sexual transmission can occur when infected sexual secretions of one partner come into contact with the genital, oral, or rectal mucous membranes of another.

Blood or blood product route. This transmission route can account for infections in intravenous drug users, hemophiliacs and recipients of blood transfusions (though most transfusions are checked for HIV in the developed world) and blood products. It is also of concern for persons receiving medical care in regions where there is prevalent substandard hygiene in the use of injection equipment, such as the reuse of needles in Third World countries. HIV can also be spread through the sharing of needles. Health care workers such as nurses, laboratory workers, and doctors, have also been infected, although this occurs more rarely. People who give and receive tattoos, piercings, and scarification procedures can also be at risk of infection.

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). The transmission of the virus from the mother to the child can occur in utero during pregnancy and intrapartum at childbirth. In the absence of treatment, the transmission rate between the mother and child is around 25%. However, where combination antiretroviral drug treatment and Cesarian section are available, this risk can be reduced to as low as 1%. Breast feeding also presents a risk of infection for the baby.
HIV-2 is transmitted much less frequently by the MTCT and sexual route than HIV-1.

HIV has been found at low concentrations in the saliva, tears and urine of infected individuals, but there are no recorded cases of infection by these secretions and the potential risk of transmission is negligible.The use of physical barriers such as the latex condom is widely advocated to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV. Spermicide, when used alone or with vaginal contraceptives like a diaphragm, actually increases the male to female transmission rate due to inflammation of the vagina; it should not be considered a barrier to infection.

A meta-analysis of twenty-seven observational studies conducted prior to 1999 in sub-Saharan Africa indicated that male circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection.However, a subsequent review indicated that the correlation between circumcision and HIV in these observational studies may have been due to confounding factors. Later trials, in which uncircumcised men were randomly assigned to be medically circumcised in sterile conditions and given counseling and other men were not circumcised, have been conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda showing reductions in HIV transmission for heterosexual sex of 60%, 53%, and 51% respectively. As a result, a panel of experts convened by WHO and the UNAIDS Secretariat has "recommended that male circumcision now be recognized as an additional important intervention to reduce the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men."Research is clarifying whether there is a historical relationship between rates of male circumcision and rates of HIV in differing social and cultural contexts. Some South African medical experts have expressed concern that the repeated use of unsterilized blades in the ritual (not medical) circumcision of adolescent boys may be spreading HIV.

Get educated about HIV otherwise you will spend the rest of your life in fear and you dont want that. You have to enjoy your life.

First of all, HIV is ONLY transmitted through unprotected anal/vaginal sex, sharing IV for drugs and from mother to child. There has been no reported cases of HIV transmission other than the situations that I described. No reported cases and you are not going to be the first one. Relax and move on with your life. Stay well and always use protection.

Many who have posted on here has missed your main point which is BOTH OF US HAVE ULCERS IN THE MOUTH. An ulcer is a sore . They say that HIV can be transmitted thru a sore. Knowing that he has a sore in his mouth and you have one I would suggest no sharing of food. Ulcers (sores) can bleed. One time is all it could take. Seek professional help from your medical doctor.

No HIV are not shared by slivia.Like the same way you can't get HIV by kissing.THe ulcers shouldn't matter unless it's bleeding and you got blood on the food then ate the piece that had blood on it.

Thats a little stupid, knowing he has AIDS and you still continue to share your food with him. Its almost like you asking for AIDS. Be more careful. Go to the doctors and have that checked out in the next weeks.

First of all why would you share food that weird especially when he had aids your saliva mixes with his and it is not good so dont do it. And remeber people to use a condom.


HIV cannot survive in air. Even if blood was transferred on food it wouldn't transfer the HIV virus with it. Only DIRECT transfer of bodily fluids will transmit the virus.

If the ulcers are bleeding there is a small risk. Other than that you can't get the virus through saliva it has to be an exchange of blood. Get an HIV test if you're worried.

No, you can get HIV positive by the person with aids blood into your cut, or sexually transmitting it.

If you share the food, you're a moron. And if you get the AIDS, you asked for it.

no...grow up - this is the 21st century - you can sit next to someone with HIV you know...

and the other mindless comments - grow up.

What do you mean by sharing food? A transfer is possible through body liquids, so if you are eating same burger, may be .........

Not likely. It is passed in large quantities of blood or bodliy fluids that have not been exposed to air. I still wouldn't share food though because other germs can be transmitted.


If you know someone has NOT share food!! I think you should go get tested.

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