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Can Hepatitis Be Transferred By Food Preparers

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Facts: Food prepared by HIV + persons

My job intails working with the inmate population, I am constantly asked "Canwe get HIV from the Food Service workersthat prepare our food that are HIV +?" The inmate population is worried aboutHIV + people bleeding into their food, etc....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
You cannot become infected from eating food prepared by an HIV-infectedperson. Typhoid, hepatitis A, shigellosis, definitely. But not HIV. Idon't have any references for you. I can only tell you that blood-bornediseases are not transmitted... Read more »

hepatitis c transfer

can hepatitis c be transferred in any other ways besides blood and needles? Also can you still hepatitis A and B even though you have had a Vaccine for it?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The vaccines are about 96% effective. Occasionally after 10 years or so, boosters may be necessary for the vaccines. Hepatitis C is rarely transmitted sexually, most often in people who have multiple partners and sexually transmitted diseases. So... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Food Handling

If a student has Hepatitis B, is it proper not to accept them in a tourism and hospitality program study? The reason for non acceptance is that food preparation subjects and food service subjects are included in the curriculum of the said program...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I don't see how a person with chronic HBV would be a risk.A person with acute hepatitis A should not work with food however. Perhaps this is the source of confusion.... Read more »

preparing food for the public when HIV infected

Are there rules governing HIV infected employees from handling food that is served to the public? ...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Here in L.A. we have a City Councilperson who proposes a law every year that would prohibit HIV-positive people from handling food. It goes down in flames every year, because it's not based on medical fact. Restaurants are governed by public... Read more »
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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 »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

What are the possibilities of being infected with... Read more »

Naval Hospital Bethesda 1986

Posted by jpk, 1 Reply
I tested positive in May of 1986 and was transferred to Naval Hospital Bethesda for evaluation and treatment. I would like to hear from anybody else who was there during 1986-88.

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HIV Poz Bttm need sexual advice...

Posted by calmNconnected, 8 Replies
Hey guys, I tested poz in March 2009. Since then, I have recently gotten into a relationship. I let my partner know and he was little hestiant but became okay with it. What a relief, its seems he was a gift sent to me.

Anyway, my question is about... Read more »