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Blood In Urine After Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV Worried I Have HIV

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HIV food question

Hello, I have a question. Last night I was serving and I had noticed my booth smelled of urine. I was cleaning the table and touched all the dirty dishes, cups, knifes/forks/spoons, and napkins and I forgot to wash my hands. I was eating at the time...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, you cannot get HIV in this way. You cannot get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. As... Read more »

Transmission of HIV with blood in food

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV about 2 months ago and started medication immediately, I was told my viral load is 38000. Just yesterday after I have 4 wisdom tooth extraction. After the surgery, I went to have a meal(separate food) with my sister....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,This doesn't sound like a risky situation at all.It's important to keep in mind, that overall the mouth (your sister's in this case) is <i>not</i> an efficient way for HIV to enter the body.... 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 »

nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried that your "virally enhanced" buddy used his finger to rub his drippy nose and then used the same hand to spoon out some spicy curry from a bowl. And you're worried you might have contracted HIV if some of his... Read more »
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Hi, I was wondering what the odds are of getting HIV through food.

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