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HIV Infected Blood in Pepsi - Facts Analysis

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Important message....for d next few days, do not drink any product from Pepsi company like pepsi, tropicana juice, slice, 7up , coca cola, etc,,as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with HIV. watch NDtv ...please 4ward this 2 every 1 u care about.....please spread!

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(Hindi)

Note : दिल्ली पुलिस कि तरफ से ये मेसेज पूरी इंडिया को है।आगे के कुछ हफ़्तों के लिए कृपया Coca cola या Pepsi कोई भी पिने वाली चीज़ जो मार्केट में मिल रही है उसे न पिये, क्यूंकि इसमें वहाँ के किसी वर्कर ने इसमें अपना HIV का ब्लड मिला दिया है जो कि कल NDTV पर दिखाया गया है। कृपया इसे अपने सभी फ्रेंड्स और रिलेटिव्स को फॉरवर्ड करें जिससे ज्यादा से ज्यादा लोगों को इसकी जानकारी हो। प्लीज देखते ही शेयर करे
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Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

Analysis:

These circulating messages trough emails and social networking sites warn people not to drink Pepsi drinks because a Pepsi worker has contaminated the bottles with his HIV infected blood deliberately. This message however is a hoax, it is yet another version of old hoax messages relating to HIV transmission through contaminated food and drinks. Also note that the message mentions coca cola in their claim, which is clearly not a product from pepsi.

CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearly stated that no such news were ever reported claiming HIV transmission through contaminated food. The CDC also states that a person would not become infected with HIV even if he consumed food containing HIV infected blood. It further explains

"HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen was consumed, exposure to the air, heat from cooking, and stomach acid would destroy the virus. Therefore, there is no risk of contracting HIV from eating food."


Therefore the messages claiming Pepsi drinks are contaminated with HIV are hoaxes, mostly intended to scare people.

References:

HIV Transmission - CDC

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