Safe Food and Water for HIV Patients
Should I take special measures with food and water in other countries?
Yes. Not all countries have high standards of
food hygiene. You need to take special care abroad, particularly in developing
countries. Follow these rules when in other countries:
- Do not eat uncooked fruits and vegetables unless you can
peel them. Avoid salads.
- Eat cooked foods while they are still hot.
- Boil all water before drinking it. Use only ice made from
boiled water. Drink only canned or bottled drinks or beverages made with boiled
- Steaming-hot foods, fruits you peel yourself, bottled and
canned processed drinks, and hot coffee or tea should be safe.
Talk with your health care provider about
other advice on travel abroad.