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Should I worry about getting infected with HIV or hepatitis after eating an apple with blood stains inside it?

I have eaten an apple in which I found a blood clot and a injenctiin syringe mark. There are also rumors that Hepatitas A/B/C and HIV / AIDS infected people inject their blood into fruits. Can anybody acquire such diseases by eating such fruits. Help is highly appreciated. Thank you.
Mon, 15 Jul 2019
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Hello,

Only hepatitis A can be transmitted by food and this is an acute type of hepatitis that should soon cause symptoms with fever, abdominal pain, nausea, joint pains, jaundice, etc. It generally is self-limiting, which means it heals spontaneously within a few weeks.
Hepatitis B and C do not generally get transmitted by food so there is almost no chance to get them by eating an apple.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General & Family Physician
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