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Is It Possible 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.

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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 on food - is transmission possible?

Hi Shannon,First of all, thank you so much for answering all these queries that some of us have... 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 »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after every meal hence I went to toilet.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap-water... Read more »

Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am scheduled to give blood on Nov 30. However, on Nov 23 I was a at party and I meet up with a guy. We went back to his place and ended up kissing for a while. He was somewhat "bite-y" when he kissed, not that he drew blood but he made my gums... Read more »