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Blood on Spoon, Mouth after Extraction


**** Hi,

We were having lunch with a friend of mine. I don't know about his HIV situation and just know that he has many sexual partners. He used his spoon to put food in my spoon, and I ate the foot almost immediately. I don't know whether his spoon contained considerable amount of blood, however, I had an extraction a month before this situation, and although the sore of extraction had been healed, I am not sure whether there was considerable amount of blood in my mouth. In worst possible situation, how much is the chance that I can be contracted HIV if my friend is HIV-positive?


Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of transmission through sharing food. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be no risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario). Sharing food, drinks, utensils or dishes does not pose a risk for HIV transmission. To our knowledge, none of these practices have ever demonstrated to lead to HIV infection.

Best, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Cody