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animal bite of HIV+ child
Apr 21, 2001

Through an animal bite of an HIV+ child, and a subsequent bite to another child (HIV infected blood went directly into dog's bloodsteam as its gums were bleeding due to chewing on a toy), can HIV survive in the dog's bloodstream and reinfect the second child through the next bite if the dog was again bleeding through the gums? Can HIV mutate in the animal to a different strain of HIV that would be undetectable by a standard antibody test?

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

Dogs are not infectable by HIV and thus there is no risk of transmission of HIV from the dog, even after biting an HIV positive child.


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