Oct 25, 2002
I live in a country where 30 of the people have HIV. I have a two year old and a newborn. We have a nanny who takes care of the kids and we do not know her HIV status. Can the kids get HIV from the nanny ?
| Response from Mr. Kull
Your children are only at risk for infection if:
A) The nanny is HIV infected.
B) Their mucous membranes or bloodstream are exposed to her blood.
C) The nanny breastfeeds them.
It is highly unlikely that your children are at risk. HIV is known to be transmitted through sexual contact, direct exposure to blood, or from mother-to-infant.
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