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Getting HIV From Blood In Food

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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know If You Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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Canker sore and blood on food

Hello The other day while making a grilled. cheese sandwiches my uncle took a couple bites of a sandwich afterwards he put the half eated peice down and put a newly made sandwich on top of the peice he had biten off of if he had an open cut in is...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk of getting HIV from the situation you're talking about.There would need to be a blood with HIV coming out of someone's body and going immediately and directly inside your body. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN in your case. Not even... Read more »

Blood/Saliva on food

I was at school and playing cards with some friends. One of them was picking a scab, sucking the blood out and then liking his finger. He then looked through my cards. after getting them back from him I ate lunch. I had a small sore in my upper lip...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
No, you can not get HIV this way.HIV is transmitted when a body fluid from a person with HIV (blood, semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk) comes out of their body and goes immediately/directly inside someone else's body. All of that needs to... Read more »

Blood in Frozen Foods

Dr. Frascino,I've been reading your forum for many years. I find it insightful to read and learn from your responses to other people. The mere fact that you take time out of your own schedule to volunteer here says a lot about your admirable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You've been reading the forum for five years and you're still worried about contracting HIV from your Bohemian Raspberry Double Swirl low-fat Fro-Yo? Apparently you've only been reading the kinky sex questions now haven't you?... Read more »

Blood into food

Hi Doctor, I recently had dinner with a friend of mine. While cutting the meat into pieces before cooking it, she told me that she had cut her finger so that is why she had to put a plaster on it. According to the fact that her blood could have been...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.In the 15-20 years that we have been studying this disease, there has neverbeen a case of HIV transmission from food. This is for several reasons. First of all, the HIV virus will not live outside the body for more... 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 from a gas station and noticed what could have been blood on it. Not... Read more »

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 »

HIV Through Food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I was wondering what the odds are of getting HIV through food.

I was eating a crunchwrap from taco bell recently, probably a month ago, when I distinctly tasted iron/blood (which may have been the beef, because I recall having taco bell beef have... 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 »