Food Safety Tips for People With HIV
We all want to be sure our food is safe to eat, but for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it’s especially important. Because HIV weakens your immune system, you are more likely to develop infections from food and water that may be contaminated by disease-causing bacteria, viruses or parasites. But eating safely doesn’t have to be hard. You can develop a simple food safety routine by following some basic steps.
Food Handling and Preparation
When preparing your meals, it’s important to not only make sure your food is as fresh and clean as possible, but to keep your cooking utensils and surfaces clean, as well. This will help reduce the risk of germs from possible contaminated foods.
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