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Odds Of Getting HIV Blood In Food

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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
...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 (injection needles and health care settings), and from mother to infant. Other routes of... Read more »

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

... China's State Food 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 Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk ... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It can also happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a protein that... Read more »
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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

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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 Read more »

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HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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: Could HIV transmis via contaminated food ? When I was having lunch in the... Read more »

HIV Through Food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 odd tastes like that every so... Read more »