|Very woried mom of toddler!!
Mar 30, 2013
I have kinda a strange question but I was at the park and a strangers dog jumped on a man I didnt know then jumped on my sons leg seconds later that caused a scratch that didnt look to bleed. My question is can hiv be spread this way if the man that got scratched and was bleeding and got on the dogs claw then scratched my sons leg seconds later does this pose any kind of risk? Thanks for your advice my son is only two.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi No risk involved here for HIV transmission. HIV transmission happens when there is an immediate direct exchange of body fluid through sex, sharing needles or mother's breast milk. What your son experienced is considered casual contact which does not carry a risk for HIV transmission.
be well and stay safe, Shannon
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