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hiv scare


I really hope you would answer these questions.

1. i asked this question: if there hiv+ blood on sugar and i put it in my coffee or ate it can you get hiv this way? i know hiv doesn't survive outside the body, but is this a way to get HIV?

A nurse told me that there is a little chance for getting HIV this way ( question above)

2. What kind of medical background does the volunteers have? I just would feel safer knowing what kind of medical background the people answers this have.

3. Can you get hiv ift there is hiv positive blood inside a cigarette, if the hiv positive blod is inside and on the tobacco inside the cigarette paper? can you get hiv this way?

I really hope you guys would answer these questions! it would mean alot to me!


Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From the information given, you were asking about the risk of HIV transmission through HIV positive blood inside of a cigarette.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (HIV transmission is not possible in the given scenario).

Each of our volunteers here at the helpline are trained in HIV risk assessment in order to provide the most accurate and scientifically proven information to our helpline users. Our volunteers not only undergo extensive training, but, are provided with updated training often.

Recommendation: No need for HIV testing for the given scenario. Please refer to health care provider for additional health related questions.

All the best,

AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Cody