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Is it possible to get infected by eating food contaminated by HIV blood?

Is it possible to get infected by eating food contaminated by HIV blood?

Extremely rare: It is extremely rare for this to happen. You cannot get HIV from eating food contaminated by small amounts of HIV infected blood. HIV does not live long outside the body. Exposure of the food to cooking heat, air or the acid in the stomach will kill the virus. There have been rare cases reported of children contracting HIV from their caregivers who are HIV infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


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I had n STD test n i think lady used a contaminated gauze with other blood after taking my blood.n putting bandaid on me. am i at risk for hcv/hiv?

I had n STD test n i think lady used a contaminated gauze with other blood  after taking my blood.n putting bandaid on me. am i at risk for hcv/hiv?

Of course no risk: Nobody in the world ever caught HIV or other blood borne infections from this sort of event. No risk even if the gauze was contaminated. And you can be certain it wasn't; there is no way she would have used the same gauze on two patients. ...Read more

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How accurate is 12 weeks negative stds blood test after exposure with unknown status men? HIV Elisa, rpr, hbsag, hcv, herpes.. Can I stop worrying

How accurate is 12 weeks negative  stds blood test after exposure with unknown status men? HIV Elisa, rpr, hbsag, hcv, herpes.. Can I stop worrying

No more exposures?: If a woman is a worrier, she will worry until she stops exposing herself. So, at this time she can stop worrying and stop exposing herself. If she decides to expose herself again, she will worry again. It's a choice to expose or not to expose; thus, the worrying is her own consequence within her control. ...Read more

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I tested my blood and i don't know what are mean by GRA% HCV MCH because these are marked low , thanks ?

I tested my blood and i don't  know what are mean by GRA% HCV MCH because these are marked low , thanks ?

CBC values: GRA%=percent granulocytes. These are the infection fighting cells, also called pmns or neutrophils MCV=mean (red cell) volume, a measure of the average size of rbc, commonly decreased with iron def. or thallasemia MCH=mean cellular hemoglobin, the concentration of the hemoglobin molecule in the cells, again commonly decreased with iron defic. or thal. If Hgb/Hct are normal, look for alpha-thal ...Read more

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Since HCV can be infectious for up to 6 weeks at room temp what is the likelihood of getting it from miniscule dried blood on an environmental surface?

Since HCV can be infectious for up to 6 weeks at room temp what is the likelihood of getting it from miniscule dried blood on an environmental surface?

None: Nobody ever gets HCV except by direct sharing of blood, mostly through injection equipment. Even sex rarely transmits it, despite what you may have learned online or elsewhere. The only proved, accepted means of sexual transmission is through potentially traumatic anal sex practices among men who have sex with men. In any case, there is never significant risk from environmental contamination. ...Read more

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Is HCV deal virus completely removable from blood?

Hep C treatment: New treatments for hepatitis C can result in non detectable viral loads, meaning that the virus has either been eradicated from the blood or it is there in levels too small for us to identify. Success with treatment depends in part on the genotype of the virus. ...Read more