A 27-year-old female asked:
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which blood-borne diseases can you get from eating food contaminated with infected blood?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
None: Blood borne infections are rarely (if ever) acquired by oral exposure. Transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood born infections usually requires direct exposure to blood through wounds, shared drug injection equipment, or sex. You don't need to worry about blood on food.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016

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