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Odds Of Infection Blood In Food

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HCV-infection through blood in food

Suppose a worker at a local restaurant was to cut his finger while preparing my sandwich and a drop or 2 of his blood got into my sandwich. Can I get infected with the hepatitis c virus through this quantity of blood, when I eat the sandwich a few...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Only if you have a lession ,or laceration in the mouth.This is highly unprobable. Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but... Read more »

Blood In Bed

Dear Dr,I know questions of dried blood have been asked time and time again, and sometimes all one... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...infected with HIV, Hep C or both, here aresome ways you can protect your liver and yourimmune system: Eat healthy, nutritious food. Get lots of sleep and exercise. If you cannot sleepfor long periods, take naps. Avoid alcohol and street... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...need to be afraid of getting or passing HIV by casual contact. Remember, HIV is not transmitted by: Hugs Dancing Sharing food or drinks Using a shower, bath, or bed used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat Antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, and foods high in sugars or starches (breads, pastas, and alcohol) all promote the growth of Candida Douching... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is... 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 Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 restaurant, and I went to toilet, left my food uncared, as I went back,... Read more »


Posted by redribbon, 1 Reply
...when flossing or brushing, how safe is our tongue after cleaning it. Tooth picks, knives and forks, sharp crisps, and other foods damage our mouth tissue. Hot drinks can burn the lining of the mouth causing small blisters. All these make a... Read more »

Question for the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...during a one time brief exposure for a male? Also, would ARS be likely to present itself and resolve within 12 hours, or would food poisoning most likely be the culprit. In addition, would HIV lipodistrophy present itself within 3 years of... Read more »