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Concerned Gramma

Sep 2, 1997

My infant grandson has an uncle that was just diagnosed with full blown aids. Is the same advise regarding precautions to take the same for him since he is an infant, as they are for me as an adult? Thank you.

Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. Whether an infant, child or adult, the precautions one would need to take, would be exactly the same. But remember, HIV is not transmitted through any form of casual contact, so an infant (or anyone else) having regular day-to-day contact with a person with HIV, would not be at any risk.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide).

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