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Cases Of The Transmission Of HIV From Children Biting Children

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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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...
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 blood in a... Read more »

transmission to children

Is there any documented case of transmission of HIV to children due to involuntary exposure to body fluids from infected parents or brothers? I know that HIV is not transmitted via casual contact, but considering that contact between parents and...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Transmission of HIV in the family setting has been carefully examined and there is no evidence that common events like sharing of toothbrushes, razors etc are associated with transmission of HIV; if transmission does occur in these situations it... Read more »

Environmental Transmissions and Children

My wife and I were both infected with HIV on 12/1/00. We have 4 young children. Between 4 and 8 weeks after our infection, they all came down with the flu, sore throats, each had terrible coughs, and bloody noses. Two of the children complained of...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
It is very unlikely your children were HIV infected. A number of household contact studies of children living with HIV infected parents have shown little to no risk of HIV transmission in the absence of sexual or blood exposure. Their symptoms were... Read more »

fear of transmission to my children

Hi Dr Bob,Have been regularly viewing your forums for along time and hope you can help.You are an inspiration .I am a heterosexual 46 year old diagnosed pos in june 2008 after a single exposure in may 2008.My cd4 currently 444 with vl of 30,000.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried in England,That you were infected with HIV after a single heterosexual exposure is indeed unfortunate and should serve as a cautionary tale for all who are reading this forum.I absolutely agree with the advice you were given by your... Read more »
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Need help for children with hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello all,

I am need of extreme help in this situation. I am very knowledgable and 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... Read more »

Neg spouses with children

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I lost my husband in June 1999. He was diagnosed in April. We
have a 6 year old that just had to spend his first birthday without his dad. We were
married 14 years and I am also neg. So is my son. THIS IS A TERRABLE DISEASE!!!
Not only does it put... Read more »

upset about possible transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think this may be a crazy question but I am still upset and have no where to turn..I am hoping someone can help me here.

My son shared a drink (through a straw) with a child I didn't know. my son put his mouth on the straw right after the other... Read more »

Survey: HIV- women desiring children with HIV+ man

Posted by Poppy
BAPAC, Bay Area Perinatel AIDS Center is conducting an online survey for HIV- women, desiring to have children with an HIV+ male partner. The goal of this survey is to collect data which will be useful in educating couples, physicians,... Read more »