Feb 10, 2014
My husband works in an Emergency Room and I have a new baby. I have become overly paranoid about germs or HIV that he could bring home on his scrubs to us. Is this a legitimate worry? I wash his scrubs seperately and he doesn't touch us without showering first. Is this even necessary? Is it possible for him to expose us to HIV?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi A legitimate mom worry but not a worry about HIV coming to your home.
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.
Rest assured you and your family are fine!
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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