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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Blood In Food

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HIV risk from (possible) blood left on already cooked food "Bloody Brussels"

My roommate was cooking dinner the other night when she cut her finger pretty badly. She noticed she had cut herself after seeing a drip of blood on the floor. We found 3 drops of blood when cleaning up, one right next to a pot of sauteed brussels...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question!There's absolutely <b>no risk for HIV</b> from the incident you describe.I'm glad to hear that you've been combing through our archived questions/answers! The details you're looking for pop up... 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 on food

Dear Ryan,Please answer this question. Is there any risk if you accidentally eat food that has a stain of blood on it? I noticed a red stain (it seemed to be blood) on a piece of fruit that I was eating and I am concerned that I may have eaten and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Based on the biological and epidemiological knowledge of HIV and its transmission, there is no likelihood of transmission in your case. Here's the case:1) It's important to remember that HIV is only known to be transmitted through the... 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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Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye.

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye. Read more »

It seems I really was likely infected with the Herpes Virus and Not HIV

Posted by DSKMan, 1 Reply
I have come to accept that my symptoms of swollen and bleeding gingiva, fever, ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, really wasn't HIV, and likely was a case of acute Herpes infection (Herpetic Gingivostomatitis).

You must understand were I come from, I am a... 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 »