Pepsi Products Contaminated with HIV blood from a worker?

@tkleyr (406)
Philippines
December 11, 2011 4:10am CST
Well this is sad for pepsi product lovers or for the consuming public and that incldes me. I have this text 5 mins mins ago and immediately search for this issue. Then I have seen a lot of search results that this news is false and if, eventually, it was really the truth, then HIV does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen 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 or even in drinks. From this idea, i felt relieve since there are other pepsi products I used to consume without knowing it is one of their products. What do you think?
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11 responses
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
this is obviously not true. in every factory as big as pepsi there is always a medical check before you become an employee, and there is always an anual check as well. so if you are not fit to work then you can not be hired. this started actually on facebook india and it is now scattered all over the world. who ever started this he was very successful for a lot of people would really believe. but pepsi will still remain pepsi and popular.
@tkleyr (406)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
But to tell you honestly, I have doubts to patronize pepsi products after reading that message. Until I researched about the issue. Now still drinking their drinks :)
• Philippines
27 Dec 11
good for you. we all have the right to do some research and we all have the right to prove it first. if it is true then it is for our won good and benefit not to patronize their product. we have the right to find out and the right to choose. all though i have to say that i am more a fan of coke than pepsi.
@marguicha (101780)
• Chile
12 Dec 11
I thought that all beverages were made with big machines and that employees controlled the machines but did not touch the liquid. It sounds weird, to say the least. I would check the source of such news.
@tkleyr (406)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Yes marguicha, let us be vigilant so that our curiosity be paid with enough information to keep us going without doubts in what to drink.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
12 Dec 11
TKLEYR, first I have not seen nor heard of this in the news. I find it hard to be true and its not blasted all in the news. The media would have had a field day with something as breakking news as this. I am not disputing your knowledge about this, I am just saying even for the possiblity there hasn't been as much coverage as it should have been for something so serious. I don't drink soda but there are million and millions who drink pepsi on a daily basics..Nope not buying it...
@tkleyr (406)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Good for you since you do not drink soda. I bet you are a health conscious person and i salute you for that. This is one of my bad habits (drinking soda). But this issue got flashed in a tv news in my place.
• Indonesia
11 Dec 11
yes, I've heard that rumor through message. My friends text me that Pepsi products had been contaminated with HIV, and they prove their text message with local news on TV! But what I found was the TV channel is different from one text message and another text message. It was so weird, wasn't it? It makes the "TV channel proof" is also a hoax. There has been also an issue like that about a brand of ice cream! And guess what? That's a hoax too...
@tkleyr (406)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
It only connotes that we should be vigilant with the products we are patronizing. Thanks mipangsit
• India
11 Dec 11
Hello tkleyr, stories such as this one have been floating around on internet for a long time. In India there are many stories wherein people supposedly have contracted HIV from eating fruits bought from a vendor with HIV and cut hands, blood from his wounds contaminated the fruits! Can you believe that? And there are actually people who trust such rumors. There is a nice article refuting such nonsense in snopes.com. If you search that site, you can read the complete story, as I have not yet reached the level where I can use paste option, I am unable to do so.
@tkleyr (406)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Thanks for the share. Hopefully this won't result to much dirty competition propaganda with the said giants drinks companies.
@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Dec 11
Although this news sounds so horrible. But you are right. The HIV virus can't live for a long time when they are out of our body. Namely the Pepsi products are still safe. But it makes people uncomfortable to think about it. I love China
@tkleyr (406)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Yes, the power of suggestions really count. That is why I have searched online if this could be possible.
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
It is obviously a false alarm
@indi15 (883)
• India
11 Dec 11
Yes even i read about this news , its spreading every where now. Its good to read tha it is just a false alarm and not true, hopefully.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
11 Dec 11
Hello there... I trust it was all tom foolery... It was most probably done by the rival of Pepsi... I got such a text message before 2 weeks only. I am not into cold drinks a lot.. So I took no interest... It might be a dirty prank by 'Coca Cola' the biggest rival of Pepsi... Business is a hard game and one has to do anything to be the best... Such things happen by dozens these days...
@tkleyr (406)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
I bet you are correct, dirty competitions really suck!
@dong88 (796)
• China
17 Dec 11
I hope this news is false. My son particularly like to drink Pepsi. No matter how, safety and health is the first. In our life, food safety problems often encounter. Really hope the government department under strict supervision. Happy every day!
• India
12 Dec 11
Hey..This news is on air for so long. I have heard it almost a month ago and received a text message two three weeks ago. Hope this news is false like any other HIV virus in food items. But as you clarified the HIV virus cannot live long anyway and everywhere.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
i think there is someone want to undermine Pepsi company. Like the text message i received long time ago about mcdonalds..