Is HIV transmitted by sharing of food and drinks?

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Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 in HIV and AIDS
Question: I was recently having milkshake at a stall in XXXXXXX It was chocolate milkshake. The bottle of the chocolate syrup was sealed so he took some pointed metal object and inserted into the seal to open it. My question is that is it possible to be at any risk of HIV through this act of the milkshake guy because I am really scared. Please advice me what should I do. It's been only 12 hours from the act. So please advice if I should take an precautions.
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No possibility of HIV transmission.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for query. I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.
Welcome to health care magic. I have gone through the details.

HIV is not transmitted by sharing of food and drinks.HIV does not survive in the environment for more than few minutes.The nail or the opener cannot transmit HIV.
Moreover HIV does not survive in the gastrointestinal tract.So HIV is not transmitted by drinking water/ milk etc .
There is no need for HIV tests or Post exposure prophylaxis.

So allay fears of HIV.
You can get back for any clarification.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Dermatologist and venerologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 36 minutes later
Are you 100% sure I don't need to go in for PEP ? I am really scared. And also please could you advice me what should I do for this anxiety I am going through ?
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need for PEP for the mode described.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for follow up query.

Yes.I am sure there is no possibility of HIV transmission by the mode described.
You can allay fears of HIV and there is no need for PEP.
Forget the episode.
Get involved in activities of your interest ( hobbies).
Do yoga, meditation, exercises.
If still anxious consult psychiatrist for management.

You can get back for any clarification.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 27 minutes later
Yes this was the exact incident that happened last night and I got scared. I just want an assurity from you once more that I am fine and I don't need to take any precautions. And what in what way does HIV get transmitted ?
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sexual intercourse,blood transfusion, infected needles.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for follow up query.
HIV is not transmitted by drinking fluids or water or through food.You can allay fears of HIV transmission.You do not need PEP.

HIV is transmitted by unprotected intercourse(vaginal or anal), blood transfusion, infected needles.
You can get back for any clarification else please close the discussion and rate.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 2 hours later
Ok thank you so much doctor I am so relieved. So are u sure I don't need PEP or need to go for a test after three months ? Anyways thank you for your response and please say what is best for me to do.
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Just forget the episode.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for follow up query.
There is no need of pep or tests

Just forget the episode.
You can get back for any clarification
Wish you good health.

Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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