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precautions need relatives living in same family from hiv person
Oct 15, 2006

My friend and his two wives are HIV+.THeir five children are HIV-. His other family members live with them. He eats/drinks with other family members,friends in same utensils/glasses. what care ,Precautions necessory for family members and friends ? Should we be care full from his SWETTING.His wet Hands,And SPUTUM? PLease advise

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

HIV is only spread through sexual contact, blood transfusion, or through sharing a needle with an HIV positive person. It is not transmitted through saliva, perspiration, or coughing. Many studies have shown that HIV is not transmitted amongst family members, even when they have shared food, drinking cups, or utensils.


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