Anonymous
I am having a bad habbit of eating tobacco with betel nut and betel leaf(a street food). Me and My friend eat this food and my friend saw that his finger is broken but my friend doesn't told me that. we both ate it. but the problem is when I am eating that my mouth have "open wound and open sores", If the blood is HIV+ what are the chances of getting this disease. pls help me....
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Anonymous

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about acquiring HIV 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)

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation.
It does not satisfy the equation because HIV is rendered inactive when exposed to oxygen and the activity does not provide direct access to the bloodstream.

No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a physician for other health related questions

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Mel



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