[Question #1108] food

49 months ago
sir . i have shared a cholocate with friend . actually happened is , to make 1 chocolate bar into 2 half pieces , my friend put chocolate bar into his  mouth  and bit the chocolate into two half pieces. i ate 1 of the half pieces . so if there was some blood in his mouth, it would have definitely got into chocolate and i ate chocolate right after that . what is hiv risk probablity??
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
49 months ago

Welcome to the Forum.  The activity that you describe is not a risk factor for HIV.  There has never been a case of HIV describe in which sharing food or accidently ingesting food contaminated with blood, saliva or secretions from an infected person has led to infection- not ever.  Similarly, there has NEVER been a case of HIV transmitted by kissing, even when one person has dental disease, gum disease, oral sores, or blood in their mouth.  This is true for deep kissing as well- still NO RISK.

From your post it appears that you do not even know that your friend has HIV but, whether or not they do, this is a no risk event. 

This was a no risk event.   Zero risk. No reason for concern, no reason to test.  EWH

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48 months ago
Sir,
1) In barber shop , scissors, trimmers ,straight razor ( I mean metal that holds the blade) and even blade are used for more 1 persons. Let us say if a large of blood is present in scissor  or trimmers or straight razors from previous customers  and if this scissors or trimmers is used on  next customers  immediately  ,what is the  hiv risk??

2) suppose if there is large  wound in barber hand, if  barber accidently touches customers mucous  membrane with this hands ,what is the hiv risk?

3) in barbers shop ( middle east) after hair cut , barber wipes customers  face with brush or towel to remove hairs fallen on face during hair cut . this towel is used for many customers  or persons. If this towel or brush contains  any body fluids like blood , it can go into mouth and eyes when barber wipes faces. What is hive risk in this case??

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
48 months ago

These sorts of questions have been asked on this site again and again and do not reflect meaningful risks for HIV infection.  Imaginary questions about "large amounts of fresh blood" on barber's scissors, towels, etc. represent a lack of understanding on how HIV is transmitted and inappropriate fears and concerns.  For all practical purposes, HIV is spread through unprotected genital or ano-genital sexual contact in INJECTION of infected material DEEP into tissue (not surface contamination).

1.  See above, this is not a meaningful risk for HIV and is an implausible scenario.

2.  No risk, even if the barber had HIV

3.  HIV is not spread on towels or brushes, even if they are contaminated with blood or secretions.  EWH

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48 months ago
Thanks  sir, these types of doubts pops in my mind sometimes. I don't know why. Just 1 more question 

1) If Penis tip touches body fluids contaminated closet seat cover??do you think this is a hiv risk??

2) suppose if closet water is mixed with blood or body fluids , and you just flushed closet. If some amount of water mixed blood or body fluids splashed into my face or eyes. Is there hiv risk??
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
48 months ago

Because this is the third response to your questions, as per Forum policy, this will be my final reply to these questions.  This thread will be closed without further replies later today.

1. See above- no risk

2. No risk from exposure to water containing contaminated blood.

EWH

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