Anonymous
i have recently ate a sandwich i suspect blood on it and it was fresh and i have some sore in my mouth but no bleeding ... any hiv risk .

thank you
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

There is no risk of acquiring HIV from eating food with blood in it. When HIV in bodily fluids (such as blood) is exposed to the air it becomes non-transmissible. Any blood that would have been in the food would have been exposed to the air first and would not contain transmissible HIV. The presence of sores in your mouth would not make a difference.

For more information about HIV you can visit CATIE.ca or the AIDS Vancouver website.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

Isla (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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