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What Are The Odds Of Getting AIDS From 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
...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 Read more »

pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently... Read more »

Will Donate! Blood in Refrigerated Food

I just ate a wrap that I think had blood on it and was refrigerated (which I'm worried preserved... Read more »
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... 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 Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...If iron levels are low, that should be corrected (iron is often low in women). You may be able to change your diet to include foods with a lot of iron. Iron is found in red meat, seafood, and fortified bread and cereals. Taking iron tablets can... Read more »
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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 Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Read more »
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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...million have pre-diabetes. Glucose is a type of sugar. It is used as fuel by the body. When you eat, your body converts the food into glucose. The glucose then goes into your bloodstream and is carried throughout the body to provide energy to... 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 »

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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 »

Cooking question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If someone gets a little cut while cooking and he actually touches the food, or if blood gets into the food, or if he touches the food with the wounded finger, could I get infected after eating it? Thanks. Read more »