A text message circulating that Pepsi products have been contaminated with HIV is untrue, Asia One reports. The text message, which originated in India in July, states that a worker from the company purposely contaminated Pepsi products with samples of HIV-positive blood. Officials from Pepsi have said the text is absolutely a hoax, they outlined the company’s hands- free production process, and had have pointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has said that the virus is short lived outside the body and poses no risk even if consumed in a manner described in the hoax.

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