|Working as a cook with HIV
Aug 14, 2004
What are the regulations of having an HIV infected employed as a cook in a resteraunt?
| Response from Ms. Breuer
Restaurant regulations vary by county and state. What I can tell you for sure is that an HIV-positive cook poses no risk to others as long as that person--and everyone else in the kitchen--follows good infection control. That means frequent handwashing, using a barrier in doing first aid, and treating ALL human blood as if it is infectious. That last one means bandaging every cut, no matter how small.
No, there is not one documented case of HIV infection caused by blood on food.
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