Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

HIV Infection Risk Blood In Food

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
Ask the Experts

pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently HIV mothers/fathers passed it to their infant babies through chewing food for them. How is this possible? I understand that passing the virus while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

HIV risk from (possible) blood left on already cooked food "Bloody Brussels"

My roommate was cooking dinner the other night when she cut her finger pretty badly. She noticed she had cut herself after seeing a drip of blood on the floor. We found 3 drops of blood when cleaning up, one right next to a pot of sauteed brussels...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question!There's absolutely <b>no risk for HIV</b> from the incident you describe.I'm glad to hear that you've been combing through our archived questions/answers! The details you're looking for pop up... Read more »

HIV Infected food (OCD related)

First off, thanks for the excellent website. There is so much helpful information about the virus and its prevention. Great job everyone!Let me preface my question by saying that I have OCD and have had several hypochondria related fears for the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm glad to hear that you have decided to seek therapy and yes I concur with all of the information that you have seen and read that there is zero risk in what you have experienced.Getting therapy hopefully will be able to help you put this... Read more »

HIV blood in consumed food

If an HIV-positive person got blood from his cut finger in some candy he was making, would there be danger to the consumers of the candy? The consumption took place 7 or more days after candy was made (no cooking involved)....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There 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 »
Connect With Others

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear 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 »

Crazy Infection Risk!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone,
Please don't condemn me for asking this question, but I really must know.. These are my symptoms - fever (lasted 6 days), rash across my chest (4 days), cough, mucus in throat for 5 days, and finally canker sore that lasted 5 days. All... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid.

i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there was... Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after each... Read more »