|Please a couple of questions!
Jan 1, 2003
If a child under two became infected, would hiv signs show up? Also, would they be sick alot more then normal even without showing hiv infection? What are the statistics of becoming infected just through blood contact? When you refer to a fresh cut, is this something that would have taken place the same day?
Response from Dr. Luzuriaga
While some HIV-infected children under the age of 2 can rapidly develop signs or symptoms of HIV infection, others don't show signs or symptoms of HIV infection right away. So, as in adults, the presence or absence of symptoms can't be used as an indicator of infection status and the only way to know for sure is to do specific testing if a child is known or thought to be at risk.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "blood contact." In the US and other ocuntries, where blood is routinely screened for HIV, the risk of HIV transmission through transfusion is very low. Transmission through contact with a fresh wound or cut is very unlikely, unless the wound is fresh and there is contact of broken skin with fresh bloood.
pregnancy and hiv testing
Is necessary be tested ?
- Itchy Testicles After Masturbation Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Painful Ejaculation After Fisting Worried I Have HIV
- White Spots After Licking Genital Worried I Have HIV
- Ascus Pap Results
- Can Moles On Your Vagina Cause Cervical Cancer?
- How Long Do You Have To Wait To Have Sex After Using Premarin Vaginal Cream?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.