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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Blood In Food

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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 Read more »

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