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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can i get sick by eating human blood in my food (e.g. hiv or hepatitis)?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Absolutely: you definitely may get sick, but not necessarily with HIV or Hepatitis, but rather with direct contaminants, including Hepatitis A. By the time you ingest the food the HIV virus, hep b or c would be dead or inactivated by saliva.
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