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Can HIV Be Transmitted Via Contaminated Objects Coming Into Contact With Food?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: I CUT THE CHEESE THROUGH THE PLASTIC THAT WAS COVERING THE CHEESE HOW EVER I FORGOT TO WASH THE PLASTIC THAT WAS RAPPING THE CHEESE SINCE THE KNIFE CUT THE PLASTIC THAT WAS NOT WASHED AND THE KNIFE CAME IN CONTACT TO THE CHEESE ANY HIV HEP B,C RISK SINCE I ATE THE CHEESE
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no risk

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

as with the other question you've asked the answer is no because there was no visible blood (or you haven't mentioned any). Please note though that there are other forms of hepatitis like hepatitis A that can be transmitted via the fecal-oral route that is by introducing viruses into your mouth. This may occur for example when contaminated food is eaten or contaminated objects come into contact with the food (for example a contaminated knife). The knife can be contaminated by a patient with active hepatitis A of course...

So in conclusion there is no risk for hepatitis B or C or HIV...

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (14 minutes later)
just to confirm there is no hiv hep risk since i ate the cheese while the knife touched the plastic that was not washed and the cheese so since eating the cheese no risk here?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No risk

Detailed Answer:
No need to worry! There is no risk!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (6 hours later)
my cut came in contact to my shirt i know i have no body blood than i am safe from hiv hep b,c. i did washed the shirt before hand in ammonia so no worry doc?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No worries for hep or hiv

Detailed Answer:
Since you are taking about your own blood there is no problem. You could have been in danger only if the knife had infected blood from somebody else on it.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (15 hours later)
i so blood on my arm no clue how i got the blood i dont remember cutting or hitting myself any worry to hiv hep b,c risk
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
still no risk...

Detailed Answer:
You can't have come into contact with somebody else's blood without knowing it! Therefore I don't see any risk...
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can HIV Be Transmitted Via Contaminated Objects Coming Into Contact With Food?

Brief Answer: no risk Detailed Answer: Hello, as with the other question you've asked the answer is no because there was no visible blood (or you haven't mentioned any). Please note though that there are other forms of hepatitis like hepatitis A that can be transmitted via the fecal-oral route that is by introducing viruses into your mouth. This may occur for example when contaminated food is eaten or contaminated objects come into contact with the food (for example a contaminated knife). The knife can be contaminated by a patient with active hepatitis A of course... So in conclusion there is no risk for hepatitis B or C or HIV... Kind Regards!