|Really worried mom
Sep 1, 2013
My question is my son was playing 8 year old was playing basketball against another team and he bumped his tooth into the other kids head. My son sometimes has sores in his mouth and chapped bleeding lips. My son said he didn't think his tooth was bleeding afterwards. He just told me this happened about 3 months ago he said the other boy said ouch and that was about it but my son said his tooth hurt him for awhile. Would you recommend testing for hiv or hep? Thanks for your help.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Rest easy, this is not a risk of HIV transmission. HIV transmission occurs through a prolong and direct exchange of body fluid, blood, semen, vaginal fluid and mothers breast milk/mother to child. This happens through unprotected sex, sharing of needles. Your sons experience does not pose a risk for HIV transmission.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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