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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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How can my blood become infected?

How can my blood become infected?

Infections elsewhere: Infection in any body part, when untreated or caused by a strong bacteria can enter the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What can I get infected by someone blood

What can I get infected by someone blood

Lots of things: The more important infections transmitted through contact with blood and body fluids are hiv, hepatitis b and c. West nile virus, malaria, babesia, chagas disease, syphilis, cjd, cmv, ebv, and bacteria etc. Can be transmitted through blood transfusion. See the site below for more info http://www.Cdc.Gov/niosh/topics/bbp/. ...Read more

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Examples of getting infected with blood!?

Examples of getting infected with blood!?

If the question: Is what are the infectious risks of blood transfusion the answer is rare transmission of viral diseases, as blood products are all screened for same. If the question is what can lead to bloodstream infection the answer is a myriad of serious bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What can you get from contact with someone's blood what can you be infected with?

What can you get from contact with someone's blood what can you be infected with?

Check out this: article on blood born pathogens: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000453.htm

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I put in earrings after not wearing any for 10 years. will it get infected? There was no blood. can i start wearing them again?

I put in earrings after not wearing any for 10 years. will it get infected? There was no blood. can i start wearing them again?

Should be okay: If you did not have any bleeding or irritation when you put in the earrings then it should be fine to start back to wearing them. ...Read more

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Can you get infected by someone blood from aids?

Can you get infected by someone blood from aids?

Yes: If blood tainted with HIV enters your blood stream or mucous membranes then you may get infected. ...Read more

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What is the percantage of getting infected while working in drawing blood?

Depends on with what: Should be nothing with hepatitis b virus if you were successfully vaccinated. The risk of hepatitis c virus is 2-4 percent from a hollow needle needle stick and overall ten times less for hiv. These numbers are generalizations and if the source is on treatment, can be much lower. ...Read more