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Cut hands ion packaging in the fridge - worried
Aug 28, 2013

I wondered what my chances of being infected are with HIV.

I brought some food home from the supermarket. From the stores fridge to my fridge at home was probably 10 minutes. On putting the product into the fridge I cut my fingers pretty deeply on the packaging as i tried to ram it into my fridge.

I am now worried that if someone had semen or blood etc on the same area of the packaging to which i cut my fingers and was HIV+ I will be infected, not helped by the cold environment of fridge and the food packaging kept its low temperature on transit home - dosent this preserve infectivity of the virus - no? At the store the food could have been touched by a number of people such as shelf stackers, other customers etc before i took it home. So anyone of these people could be HIV+

Hope you can help. Thanks

Response from Dr. Wohl

Rest assured, no one ever got HIV from food packaging. There is just no way no matter what.

DW



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