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Ok. So my son and I visited a local juice shake bar. As the server finished making our drinks, he gave them to us. I noticed on his hand, some red substance, but for whatever reason did not think anything of it. We drank our juice shakes and went home.........After getting home, I though what if that red stuff was blood? What if the blood might have dripped into our shakes as he was making them and seconds later we are drinking his blood.

So question #1 is, assuming if HIV infected blood dripped into our shakes,and then we drank them, and worse case we have small little micro cuts in our mouth, would cold drinks mixed with blood put us at risk for HIV transmission?

Question 2- Has anyone ever reported getting HIV from eating or drinking HIV contaminated food or drink?

I searched the internet and found the below answer from The HIV USA Health website, but wanted to get a more personal response.............Do you agree with their answer below?

Here is the Q & A from a US Health Website

I lived in a house with my 5 friends. One of the friends is HIV+. He was very angry at us and he mixed his HIV contaminated blood in mango fruit juice and gave it to us .. we drank it.. we all are worried if we have contracted hiv...is there a chance of getting HIV from drinking juice mixed with blood ?? There was alot of blood mixed in the juice.

There is nothing to be afraid of, unless you are having unprotected sex or sharing needles with him. His anger with mixing blood in the drinks does not pose a risk. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. Also mango drink will dilute the blood and add to the quicker death of the virus.



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The HIV virus is very fragile and cannot survive outside the human body. HIV starts to break down immediately upon contact with the air and becomes inviable.
HIV requires direct access to your bloodstream and small cuts inside your mouth do not provide this access. Saliva also contains a compound that acts to break down HIV even further. Once swallowed, the virus will be broken down by the acid in your stomach.

The situation you have described poses no risk for the transmission of HIV and you cannot get HIV from drinking or eating anything contaminated with bodily fluids that may contain HIV.

In health,