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Can You Get Hiv Eating Contaminated Blood

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A question for you Mr. McGowan

hi I'm Dave, I have an important question about something happend 3 weeks ago. I know it may seem weird, but I worry a lot. I went to the restaurant and had a spinach cream soup. While I was eating it, I saw a kind of reddish/brown drop in my soup....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dave,Would not worry about HIV exposure. Even if it was blood it would have not been a risk to you after it had been cooked. Also oral exposures are very Read more »

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...HIV-infected blood or semen has been reported to CDC. Furthermore, CDC has received no reports of HIV infection resulting from eating food, including condiments. HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected... 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 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 »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and how it is transmitted. During this time in the hospital I was referred to an infectious disease specialist who has been treating HIV patients for 20 years. He seems to be very knowledgeable and I appreciate his straightforwardness. He is... Read more »