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HIV can be transmitted through food
Sep 25, 2013

Dear Dr David

This has happened while having a lunch @ one of my friend's place.After having the lunch, our friend got cut her hand while cutting an apple. Definitely fresh blood would have been contaminated with the apple.@ that time we didn't care about that and we ate that apple after a couple of minutes of the incident.When I get back home , I realized the risk of eating the fresh blood contaminated apple.My question is ,if our friend has infected HIV, Are we @ risk (my self, my wife & my 2 year old daughter). Please assist me. I am highly worried about this.Should we be tested after window period of 3 months. Ancsiously waiting for your reply.

Response from Dr. Wohl

No risk from food at all. I suspect that if there was blood all over the apple you would know it and even then have a hard time believing this would lead to transmission.

DW



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