AIDS Infection Risk Blood In Food
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Relax Max! Your worries are unwarranted. The HIV-transmission risk via pre-chewed food was noted only in infants with immature immune systems, and there may well have been extenuating circumstances. (See below.) There is absolutely no... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesThere is no evidence that people get infected with HIV by having their food prepared by HIV positive people. There are two main reasons for this:1) HIV is only known to be transmitted in three ways: sexual transmission, blood-to-blood contact... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Thanks for your kind comments!Your concerns about HIV transmission via dried blood are unwarranted. This question comes up fairly frequently. See below.Stay well.Dr. BobBlood In BedMar 25, 2009Dear Dr,I know questions of dried blood have been... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your post.Based on what you told me, you would be at little, if any, risk of HIVinfection. This is because the HIV virus will NOT live outside the body formore than a few minutes. Also, once the body fluid that contains HIV... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDear Experts,
I have some trouble, I need your help.
Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question:
Could HIV transmis via contaminated food... Read more »
Posted by overthetop, 3 RepliesIs it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »
Posted by wbt9, 2 RepliesMy question is on the possibility of getting HIV from blood on a chicken sandwich? I know it might sound silly but would like some other opinions. I was getting a chicken sandwich from a gas station and noticed what could have been blood on it. Not... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi,
while getting a HIV test at a clinic, I had to use the rest room.
The key to the restroom was on an improvised keychain made from twisted paperclips.
I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the the sharp end of a paperclip as I was using the... Read more »
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