Anonymous
My friends and I attended some events and they distributed cupcakes in the middle of the events.I am supposed to get the bread by myself but they will handed to my by some of the volunteers.I just ate them but I am a bit concerned that if some of those volunteers where HIV positive and they touched the cake, was this a risk because I also have a small mouth ulcer? I don't know if their sweat, saliva or other body fluids touched the cake.Sorry for asking but I do not want to be prejudice to the volunteers but this just makes me worried. Thanks for the answer
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

There is no risk of HIV from eating cupcakes that have been handled by other people. Other people touching the cupcakes or even licking or biting them does not present a risk. HIV in bodily fluids (such as blood) become non-transmissible when exposed to the air. If blood or any other bodily fluid had gotten onto the cupcakes it would have first been exposed to the air and would not contain transmissible HIV.

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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