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Can You Get Hiv By Eating Infected Blood

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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eating blood

if someone with. hiv that cut a fruit cut his fingers and blood got on the fruit and someone eat it. would HIV be transmited to the one that ate it...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Transmission would not occur in a situation like this. HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present would be unable to infect another person.In health,Richard... Read more »
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereTo my knowledge, there have been no cases of food being contaminated with HIV-infected blood or semen. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen was consumed, exposure to the air, heat... Read more »

If I drink a glass of water that had blood in it, will i get infected with HIV virus?

I was playing basketball alone in this park. I found a wonderful family playing so i decided to join them. After the game they offered me Cold water. The water looked clear and it tasted normal, it did not taste weird. I do not think I had any open...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV through casual contact, which includes drinking after someone, eating after someone, hand shakes, kissing etc.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid,... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but is very active in helping others and always maitains a positive attitude, this is just amazing!!I have a question, suppose dried blood from an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your kind comments!Your concerns about HIV transmission via dried blood are unwarranted. This question comes up fairly frequently. See below.Stay well.Dr. BobBlood In BedMar 25, 2009Dear Dr,I know questions of dried blood have been... Read more »
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HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Blood in gloves and HIV infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 1 Reply
One week ago, I visited a lab to get my blood test done. I noticed that the lab technician had blood stains on his gloves. Never thought of asking him to change the gloves. But after few days, I realized that the blood stains in his gloves could... Read more »

blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

Infection from a double blood draw?

Posted by litebrite, 1 Reply
The articles I've been looking at have been outdated or in a slightly different scenario from what I've experienced, but I'm still concerned.

Last week, I went in for a medical examination that required an HIV test. I had taken one 3 months prior and... Read more »