• 2 months ago

    HIV Transmission

    Hi Gail,

    I have some confusion ; please help me here. I went to eat out in a restaurant. I was first customer in restaurant as it was early in morning; they were opened few minutes back. You probably won’t believe but this what happened
    A guy who was trans welcomed me when I entered the restaurant; When waiter came to our table; I felt he was little high and embarrassingly erected. A yellowish substance dried out on his face. It seems like he was involved in some sexual activity before serving to my table. I ignored him; he took my order and went back in. While serving complimentary; he spilled the food on me. Anyways , server was changed and trans guy came to serve on my table. I wanted to left without eating food but I thought it will be disrespectful to servers there. So I started to eat; complimentary were fried hard noodles and it got penetrated into my gum; I also have some wounds from deep cleaning of my teeth. I am diabetic and it takes longer my wounds to heal. Do you think if complimentary food got some infectious fluids from first server hands; could cause a hiv related situation?
    I was reading actually HIV stay alive for sometime outside open air and example for that is transmission of hiv through prechewed food in infants.

Responses

  • 2 months ago

    RE: HIV Transmission

    We are planning to have baby as above situation was out of odd; I just want to make sure that I am not putting my wife’s health on risk. Is there some credible article you can share describing; how HIV does not infect when exposed to air Though it stay alive for sometime in air.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: HIV Transmission

    There is absolutely no risk of HIV transmission from this scenario.
    It is also untrue that this virus stays alive for some time outside the body. It is an incredibly delicate virus outside the confines of the human body. Once the medium it is in (blood, sexual fluids) dries, the virus dies.

    Gail
      • 2 months ago
        Thanks Gail for your response. One quick follow up question; in liquid or wet medium (if medium is not dried yet) but exposed to air; will it still be infectious?
      • 2 months ago
        The virus will live only seconds outside the warm confines of the body. It also does not survive in the air.

        Gail
      • 2 months ago
        Thank you Gail, very helpful indeed.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: HIV Transmission

    You've got to be absolutely kidding me....