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DIFFERENT STORIES AND CHILDCARE
Oct 29, 2002

OKAY I TALKED TO A HIV COORDINATER IN MY AREA AND SHE SAID TH EONLY WAY TO GET HIV THROUGH BLOOD CONTACT WOULD BE IF THEY CUT THEMSELBES AND YOU ARE BLEEDING AND YOU RUB IT TOGETHER, SO CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED THROUGH THINGS LIKE THAT? DOESN'T HIV DIE FAST? AND YOU TOLD SOMEONE ON CHILDCARE THAT IT WOULD BE HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO BE INFECTED BY THEIR NANNY, Y DO YOU SAY THAT, WHAT IF THE PERSON WAS BLEEDING THE KIDS HAVE TO BE TO? OR WHAT IF IT GOT IN THEIR MOUTHS?

Response from Mr. Kull

HIV transmission through exposure to blood primarily occurs through sharing injection needles for drug use. It also occurs in healthcare settings, but is uncommon. There is no evidence of transmission through casual contact (contact that doesn't include the above or sexual contact).

There is no evidence of HIV transmission to children in school or daycare settings.

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