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Food Contaminated With Hiv Blood

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can
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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 Read more »

Will Donate! Blood in Refrigerated Food

I just ate a wrap that I think had blood on it and was refrigerated (which I'm worried preserved the HIV). After eating the first half I noticed a small blood smear on the second half of the wrap along the cut line. I am really worried. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body, even if kept in the refrigerator! It's Read more »

FOOD HANDLER & HIV

CAN HIV POSS. INDIVIDUALS WORK IN FOOD SERVICE AND IF SO, WHAT PERCAUTIONS, SHOULD YOU TAKE AS AN EMPLOYER
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Yes, a person with HIV can be a food handler. The precautions concern human blood. Post clear rules about how anyone/everyone should act when they get Read more »

Am I hiv+?

Dear Doctor, I never had sex before my marriage. I also never had any blood transfusions. I used to have blood tests occasionaly and once had a glucose drip for a minor ear operation.I got married on Jan 29 this year. I went to Dubai and a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...one or both tests to be equivocal or indeterminate rather than fully positive.If possible, I would have a T-cell count and an HIV viral load test (HIV RNA PCR) done as soon as possible. If the viral load detects HIV, then I would consider this... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Food and Drug Administration Announces New Blood Products Policy to Prevent Spread of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases

...and Drug Administration recently announced a new policy under which all blood products in the country will be screened for HIV and other bloodborne diseases and approved before entering the market, Xinhuanet reports. The policy goes into... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...The World Health Organization advises that mothers should take ART during breastfeeding. After 6 months, they should add other foods while continuing to breastfeed for up to a year. A recent study showed that it is possible for a newborn to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...function tests. Blood tests also look for the viruses that can cause hepatitis. Testing for hepatitis is recommended for all HIV+ people. If you have hepatitis and your health care provider wants to see if your liver is damaged, they might order... 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 »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...opened/tampered with. Therefore, after having applied some of it on my hands, washed it then I rinsed my mouth and, in the process, the HIV virus may have gotten in my blood stream via my mouth/ulcer. 2. That some of the HIV blood may have been... Read more »