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Is Blood In Food Safe

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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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Blood on food - is transmission possible?

Hi Shannon,First of all, thank you so much for answering all these queries that some of us have trouble diagnosing and assessing.Today I went to get a sandwich, gobbled it down fast. Only after I finished the sandwich, that I noticed that the paper...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm happy to be answering questions and calming peoples fears. Thank you for your comments.As for your situation, there is no risk of HIV transmission! If the worst case scenario was that it happened to be blood that contained HIV, once... Read more »

Sharing food/blood in saliva?

Hi Dr. Bob,You rock! My best friend has recently been diagnosed as HIV+ and is really doing ok. I'm still digesting this news, but am ok now, too. I have kept the news to myself because it's really no one's business but my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Blood in Food

Last weekend, my uncle was playing basketball when the backboard crashed on his face, gashing his eyelid (?) severely. After being treated at the hospital, he was sent home (where I live). The next day (or perhaps Tuesday, 2 days later), he asked...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere's a lot going on there with your question, but in the end the answer is you are not at risk.If indeed he has HIV, HIV dies once it is outside of the body. It is not spread through casual contact. If he is donating plasma they would let... Read more »

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 in three ways: sexual transmission, blood-to-blood contact... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Is HomeAccess safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm beside myself... I have only experimented sexually with one person my whole life that just happens to be a member of the same sex. I knew this person very well and he insists that he doesn't have HIV/AIDS but I no longer know if I can trust him.... 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 »