Dec 18, 2013
A strangers dog peed on my three year old. It soaked his pants. Is this a risk for hiv sorry I'm not educated on hiv. I gave him a bath a hour and a half later because we were on along walk. Thanks for your help.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi No risk of HIV transmission in this manner! HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
HIV is not transmitted from animals to humans and your son is HIV free from this exposure.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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