LIVING AT HOME
Apr 29, 2006
Hello! I am HIV+ since short time, I would like to know how can I take care of my family at home, Can we eat on te same plate, can we share the cutlery or toilets or glasses?, Is there any change of they get infected?
I am not sure about this information so I'll really apreciate your answer.
Thanks a million
Response from Dr. Henry
There is essentially negligible risk for HIV transmission through use/sharing of eating utensils, glassware, towels. Common sense standards of cleanliness (i.e. obviously bloody items should be cleaned before use) and avoiding sharing toothbrushes and razors suffices in most situations. The Body website (www.thebody.com)has excellent information for the newly infected person (under topics click Just Diagnosed or Living with HIV sections). Many other links are available at the website to continue your important and generally helpful self-education about HIV. If you have questions write them down to ask your HIV specialist or local AIDS service organization. KH
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