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Caregiving For Hiv Children

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Premastication of Food by Caregivers of HIV-Exposed Children -- Nine U.S. Sites, 2009-2010

Premastication (i.e., chewing foods or medicines before feeding to a child) was reported recently as a route of human immunodeficiency (HIV) transmission through blood in saliva 1 and has been associated with transmission of other pathogens. 2-7 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Improved Caregiver Training Helps HIV-Infected Children

Researchers have concluded that children born with HIV lived longer and richer lives if their caregivers were trained to enhance their development. Formerly, African children with HIV infection died in a few years. Advances with antiretroviral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thailand: Book Helps Children With HIV/AIDS, Caregivers Understand Condition, Medication Regimen, Stigma

Health care workers in Thailand's schools, hospitals and HIV/AIDS care programs are using a book, titled "The Dragon in Brenda's Blood," to help HIV-positive children and their caregivers understand the condition, the need to follow a medication... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Aids and caregivers

I am a preschool teacher and I was wondering how can I protect myself from becoming infected with the Aids virus from the children I work with? Thank you Likus ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Likus, The HIV virus is only transmitted through blood and sex so you are in no danger. If one of the children cuts themselves and has AIDS be careful how you clean it up. Otherwise the risk is really minimal. DTD... Read more »

Aids and caregivers

I am a preschool teacher and I was wondering how can I protect myself from becoming infected with the Aids virus from the children I work with. Thank you...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There is really no risk to you if you are not using needles on them. AIDS is transmitted through blood and sex, not through casual contact. DTD... Read more »

Caregiver of HIV exposed infant

I am the caregiver of a five month old infant who was exposed at birth. I know they say that HIV isn't transmitted through saliva, but I am still worried. The baby's saliva got in my eye on several different occasions and I'm a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. I encourage you to talk to the HIV specialist pediatrician involved in this infant's care. He/she should be able to further reassure you and answer any other questions you may have about caring for an HIV-positive baby.Neither your... Read more »

HIV+ volunteer caregiver--am I at risk?

Hi. I am HIV positive and considering volunteering to assist other HIV patients at the advanced stage of the disease. My concern is what is the risk to me of getting infected with HIV/AIDs related infections from the patients especially TB?. What...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think that is an admirable thing to do. Most HIV-associated problems are not contagious from one HIV+ person to another. The big exception to this is TB, since HIV- people get infected with TB all the time. I think you should not volunteer in a... Read more »
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Caregiver Support and Hiv

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Seems like there is more and more of a need for a support network for caregivers. Let's face it , though they may not have Hiv , they still are living with Hiv. And with Hiv as well as many other illnesses , it can be a heavey burden to understand... Read more »

Workshop: Spirituality of HIV/AIDS Caregivers

Posted by Anonymous
On June 21, 2000, the Washington Theological Union will host a workshop on "The Spirituality of HIV/AIDS Caregivers", conducted by Fr. Don Reilly. Fr. Reilly is an Augustinian priest and runs Siloam Ministries in Philadelphia, PA. The workshop is... Read more »

Workshop: Spirituality of HIV/AIDS Caregivers

Posted by Anonymous
On June 21, 2000, the Washington Theological Union will host a workshop on "The Spirituality of HIV/AIDS Caregivers", conducted by Fr. Don Reilly. Fr. Reilly is an Augustinian priest and runs Siloam Ministries in Philadelphia, PA. The workshop is... Read more »

I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
I am the guardian of a disabled adult who is HIV positive. I am HIV negative. I never thought I would land up with a person who had HIV living in my home. I always said to myself I would never let someone with HIV live in my home. Over time I... Read more »