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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Cases Of The Transmission Of HIV From Children Biting Children

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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mother's milk (see Fact Sheet 611 ) from an infected person. There is no proven case of transmission from the tears or saliva of an infected person. Myth: A woman with HIV infection can't have children without infecting them. Reality: Without any treatment, HIV-infected mothers pass HIV to their newborns about 25% of the time. However, with modern treatments, this rate has dropped below 2%. See Fact...
Ask the Experts

Child bites child

Two months ago, my three year old son bit a 14 year old boy while playing together at a campground. The mark was red, but looked more like a small bruise. I don't believe it was bleeding, but can't be 100% sure. I wiped my three year old's mouth off...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What should you do? You should listen to the advice your pediatrician gave you. Your child's HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Home Access or any other type of HIV testing is not warranted. Don't subject your child Read more »

HIV transmission between children

I'm researching the topic of HIV and transmission between children who are playmates and/or classmates. I have not found any documented cases of an infected child transmitting the virus to someone else, even a sibling. I am a teacher and would...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...This is an important question. You are right; there are no documented cases of transmission between children, to my knowledge. The December 1997 CDC AIDS Surveillance Report, figure 7, lists 2 children who were exposed to HIV-infected Read more »

child bites an adult

Dearest Dr BobI am a constant worrier about HIV transmission by non-tradinional routes like toulets,scratches, dentists etc.I am working on my anxiety issues, but it really goes up and down. My question now is not about myself, but about my 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried Mom,You're worried about HIV transmission by "non-tradinional" routes like "toulets . . . ." Hmmm . . . as you probably have heard and read many times, worries, Read more »

animal bite of HIV+ child

Through an animal bite of an HIV+ child, and a subsequent bite to another child (HIV infected blood went directly into dog's bloodsteam as its gums were bleeding due to chewing on a toy), can HIV survive in the dog's bloodstream and reinfect the...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Dogs are not infectable by HIV and thus there is no risk of transmission of HIV from the dog, even after biting an HIV positive child. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

...would be much different from what has been observed. For example, if mosquitoes could transmit HIV infection, many more young children and preadolescents would have been diagnosed with AIDS. All reported cases suggesting new or potentially... Read more »
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...number of HIV experts have stepped up to say that it is a near impossibility to spread HIV through a human bite, and that this case perpetuates the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. State Rep. Mark Meadows, who chairs the Judiciary... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...which HIV Is Transmitted Sexual Routes of Transmission Non-Sexual Routes of Transmission Mother to Child Transmission Ways in Which HIV Is NOT Transmitted Insect Bites Casual... Read more »
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Need help for children with hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have read everything there is to read about hiv and it's transmission. My ex husband is hiv positive and we have two small children under four. They are too young to understand the disease and it's transmission and he won't let me tell them... Read more »

AIDS in schools

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm researching HIV infection in schools and between children who are playmates. I have yet to find any documented cases of children transmitting the virus to their playmates or classmates. Read more »

PPL with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...they are dirty stupid ppl i dont so dont say im insulting you when it was just a bit of miscommunication, has there been any cases of HIV say through a broken condom ? and insects cant deliver the virus but say it bite someone with the virus and... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...African Americans and three times more Hispanics than whites. In recent years, an increasing number of African-American women and children are being affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2003, two-thirds of U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were... Read more »