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A 23-year-old female asked:

Just say there happened to be hiv blood in my babies pureed food, would she be at risk of contracting hiv?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No risk: Swallowing HIV is low risk. For example, HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex, even with swallowing of HIV infected semen or vaginal fluid. But why worry about a completely outlandish scenario? If a friend or someone you know is believed to have HIV and is pureeing food for your baby, ask him or her to be careful. Of course there is never such a risk with commercial baby foods.

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