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Author Topic: Potential food risk? Is semen and or blood in food a risk?  (Read 553 times)

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Offline The Scarecrow

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Potential food risk? Is semen and or blood in food a risk?
« on: August 12, 2019, 12:14:17 pm »
I had a burger from a new Burger joint about 2 weeks ago, It had mayonnaise on it and normally I take the mayonnaise off due to my paranoia about things of this nature, however I didn't know the burger came with mayo on it. I also found a hair on my sandwhich, it was small so it could have been a pubic hair or maybe a mustache hair. I don't remember if the burger was cold/warm. I took a picture and showed my mom and my girlfriend and they said it looked like normal mayonnaise.

Now 2 weeks later I have 2 painful lymph nodes in my neck area/shoulder region. If I turn my head to the right its painful, if I touch them its painful. Ive already had sex with my girlfriend and we have 2 small children to look after.

What are the chances of contracted HIV this way? Wouldn't this be the same as if someone was giving a blowjob?

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Re: Potential food risk? Is semen and or blood in food a risk?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 02:00:53 pm »
Hiya

I've read your posting on other sites so let me jump straight in this with even if someone had jerked off in your food etc you still would not have any HIV risk whatsoever from eating the burger and, your left testicle could fall off it does not change how HIV is and is not transmitted.

Move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

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Re: Potential food risk? Is semen and or blood in food a risk?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 02:35:47 am »
Can you explain the painful lymph nodes in my neck/shoulder? Also wouldnt i still be ingesting  someones bodily fluids(which is a transmission risk) into my system?


It really doesnt add up, its no different than swallowing someones semen via blowjob.



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Re: Potential food risk? Is semen and or blood in food a risk?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 03:37:16 am »
Hiya,

Your nodes swelling does not add up to HIV from a burger. Lymph nodes can swell for many reasons, it's not HIV specific so see your GP and treat whatever is making you sick. It's also is not HIV from eating a burger and eating a burger is not an HIV risk and neither is it like sucking a penis.

Giving a blowjob and having a quantity of fluids coming into direct contact would be a near negligible risk, there are a lot of barriers but it theoretically meets all the conditions required.  This is vastly different than eating food that has been prepared and/or exposed outside the confines of the human body, this has been explained to you already.

Food and HIV are some of the weirdest most common and harmful myths, hence we call it out as a myth as do others.

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=68441.0
https://www.avert.org/news/5-weirdest-hiv-transmission-myths-ever

Please don't post about this again.

I am sorry you feel unwell but go see a GP and if you keep having irrational fears like this regarding I would recommend you consider speaking to a qualified therapist face to face to help you cope with your thoughts.

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Ive already had sex with my girlfriend and we have 2 small children to look after.

I don't understand what the kids have to do with your HIV status. I have two kids they are perfectly healthy and as HIV is not transmitted through day to day contact I am zero risk to them.

As for your girlfriend, remember to use condoms to protect yourself and, test out of standard routine at least yearly for HIV and far easier to acquire STI's 

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Re: Potential food risk? Is semen and or blood in food a risk?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 01:02:24 am »
Sorry for the late replies, Im going to my GP tomorrow(well today).


Whats keeping the semen that may or may not have been on the burger from infecting me? Im sure that HIV survives outside the body for a decent enough time for it to infect someone through direct contact? I also believe that indirect contact wouldn't mean semen to burger/lettuce/tomato to human, that just seems to easy for such a virus to infect another.


Also my lymph nodes started to hurt and swell exactly 3 weeks after potential exposure, which on a few sites say that's when symptoms start to occur!

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Re: Potential food risk? Is semen and or blood in food a risk?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 03:19:16 am »
You were warned. Now out of kindness, you have been banned for 28 days. You need to stop looking for issues that simply don't exist and should start focusing on your real risks. I highly recommend you consider speaking to a therapist regarding your thoughts/fears so they can help you cope. 

Do not come back after the ban posting about food or contact with fluids exposed outside the confines of the human body as continued posting about this will lead to a longer ban followed by a permanent ban.

HIV is merely infectious not contagious as your fears suggest, for HIV to remain infectious it uses receptors to bind to your CD4 cells and unlike other easier to transmit viruses HIV is not hardened against the environment, so once outside the human host small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels in addition to contact with air all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. For this reason, you are never going to become infected with hiv from blood in food or beverages. Asides from this there are few other biological barriers to it this being a risk.

Food & HIV transmission has been subject of myths since the beginning of the pandemic however that is all it is, irrational fear & myths. If you had bothered to read what has been previously been explained to you and, what I posted you would know that.


Jim

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