What if a HIV patient, mistakenly spills blood inside food while cooking, without knowing what will happen to the consumers?

What if a HIV patient, mistakenly spills blood inside food while cooking, without knowing what will happen to the consumers?



What if an HIV patient, while cooking, mistakenly spilled blood inside the food without knowing what will happen to the consumers?

Probably nothing.

HIV is not a particularly durable virus. It can only survive in a pretty narrow range of environments.

If blood that contained HIV landed in food that was being cooked, the heat would almost certainly kill it.

The virus doesn’t survive for very long outside of certain bodily fluids, so it probably wouldn’t survive in soup or some other fluid food even if it were at body temperature.

HIV is only reliably transmitted when an HIV positive person’s fluids have direct contact with another person’s blood.

Apparently, HIV is very rarely transmitted by receptive oral sex with an HIV positive person. Infected semen rarely makes it into the receiver’s bloodstream through the mouth. In this context, it would be very unlikely that whatever blood that made it into the customer’s food would transmit the virus into their bloodstream.



Note - this is not from a certified medical practitioner's view. Always consult your doctor.

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