Jan 13, 2014
Hello, I was wondering if consuming a drink with contaminated blood in it will result in being infected? I know without the blood in the drink its fine, as saliva is fine, but what if there is blood in the drink (eg carton of milk) or on the lip of the container. also what if there are cuts in the drinkers mouth and they consume the drink? what if the drink was in the freezer with the blood then consumed? Thank you Paranoid
Response from Dr. Wohl
No risk here. You would need to drink lots (pints, gallons) of blood to risk HIV infection.
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