Jun 23, 2009
Dear Dr Robert,
How are you.Went swimming with my 2 year old daughter and while swimming in the baby pool I saw a band aid with blood on it. Someone took it out of the pool immediately. Is there any risk of HIV transmission through that? Myself and my daughter had a couple days old cuts on our hands. The person's whose band aid it was may have bled in the pool. I am just so worried for my daughter and myself and the other kids in the pool. Is there any risk of HIV this way. Thank you. Regards, Mimi
| Response from Dr. Frascino
There is absolutely no risk of contracting HIV while in a swimming pool, even if someone was bleeding.
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