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Blood In Food Risk Of Getting HIV

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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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 »

Risk of getting Herpes, HPV, or HIV from casual contact "oral hsv-2 / mixed hpv / big soup"

variablessoup line with different groups daily which prepare meals ( cook , serve , etc ) ; most are returning and are visibly infected with oral hsv-2 and hpv ; some foods are heated , others cooled , and some at room temperature ;based on some...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question(s)!If I understand your situation correctly (eating/handling food that has come in contact with the HSV/HPV/HIV infected), there's no risk to you from this and therefore no need to get tested.The information from planned... Read more »

Risks of getting deseases while blood sampling

Today during blood sampling the nurse threw away a piece of paper with a drop of fresh blood from the previous patient. Then without washing her hands she put on gloves and took a blood sample from me. Was there any risk of getting HIV or Hep if she...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
No.To get HIV, a body fluid has to come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly inside of your body. You could make an argument of "what-ifs," but the one piece we <b>know</b> is missing, is the... Read more »
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HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

Blood on Food?

Posted by wbt9, 2 Replies
My 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 »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »