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Blood In Food Risks

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Will Donate! Blood in Refrigerated Food

I just ate a wrap that I think had blood on it and was refrigerated (which I'm worried preserved the HIV). After eating the first half I noticed a small blood smear on the second half of the wrap along the cut line. I am really worried. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body, even if kept in the refrigerator! It's a virus -- frevinsakes! -- not a banana cream pie!Dr. Bob Read more »

Blood in Frozen Foods

Dr. Frascino,I've been reading your forum for many years. I find it insightful to read and learn... Read more »

Sharing food/blood in saliva?

Hi Dr. Bob, You rock! My best friend has recently been diagnosed as HIV+ and is really doing ok.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration, Florida State to Look Into Procedures at Blood Bank

...HIV after receiving tainted transfusions from Florida Blood Services (FBS), the Tampa Bay Area's primary blood bank. The US Food and Drug Administration will look into FBS' procedures, including the handling and testing of blood. The Florida... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration Raps Red Cross for Blood-Safety Lapses

...The Food and Drug Administration has singled out the Salt Lake City branch of the Red Cross for particular criticism of the national organization's Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Food and Drug Administration Announces New Blood Products Policy to Prevent Spread of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases

... China's State Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new policy under which all blood products in the country will be screened for HIV Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is... Read more »
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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 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 »

Prezista with out food

Posted by personpitch, 1 Reply
...dinner and had a big meal at about 7:30. I take my meds at 9:00, and took them as scheduled. I then realized I didn't have any food in my house, so I had to go out and get something and ate it at 9:45. I know the prezista+norvir should be taken... Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...from my palm. what would be the risk if: 1. hiv + blood was on the corn packet from the part in the vending machine where the food lands), got on my hand then on the corn nuts, and in my mouth? 2. what would would be the risk if had a cut on... Read more »