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HIV at Camp
Sep 12, 2002

This summer I worked with some AIDS and HIV infected kids at camp..lately i've been feeling sick ...but i don't know what the symptoms are of these are but i was just curious could i have gotten HIV through tending to their scrapes and cuts when they fell this summer?

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

HIV is rarely transmitted between individuals other than through sex or blood product transfusion; muscosal transmission to health care workers is usually the result of exposure to a large amount of fluids with HIV. Even in family settings, HIV transmission is extremely rare. Nevertheless, universal precautions (including gloves when in contact with a bleeding child) are recommended for day care and camp settings. If you used universal precautions, you need not worry.


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