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01 Dec 2005

How at risk am I when exposed to food cooked by an HIV infected person? Taking into consideration that people cut themselves when peeling vergetables or chopping meat,etc?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Phephi,
Although HIV causes illness, it is actually a very sensitive virus that dies easily when out of the body and out of bodily fluids. Your chances of getting HIV through someone that is positive preparing food is extremely low unless they really cut themselves deeply and bleed a lot into your food. If the food gets cooked the risk is even lower. If it is someone living with you and you really worry about it, ask the person to work with gloves (you can buy throw away plastic "surgical" gloves at most supermarkets)
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