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Getting Hiv From An Infected Child's Cut

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...blood or sexual fluid gets inside your body, you can get infected. This can happen through an open sore or wound, during sexual activity, or if you share equipment to inject drugs. HIV can also be spread from a mother to her child during pregnancy or delivery. This is called "vertical transmission." A baby can also be infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You...
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Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hugging, holding, kissing, sharing drinks or food with, or living in the same home with someone who has HIV. (See below.) So many kids would love to have a grandpa who loves them like your does. Not only should you not be afraid of your grandpa;... Read more »

Can a pet licking sweat or a cut from a HIV positve persons skin cause them to get sick or even HIV but in animal form whatever that may be? (CATS AND DOGS AND HIV, 2009)

Hello there. This may sound like a weird question but I have to ask because the only way to know is to ask, also someone else may be wondering the same thing. First of all I am currently on meds and undectable my question doesn't pertain to humans...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are certainly not the only one wondering if Toto or Miss Kitty could be at risk. In fact we have an entire chapter in the archives of this forum devoted to animal HIV transmission. I'll reprint below some information from those archival posts.To... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...person with AIDS has had sex with should talk to their doctor to see if anyone needs to take medicine to prevent hepatitis. All children should get hepatitis B vaccine whether or not they are around a person with AIDS. If the person with AIDS has... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mothers acquired HIV even without the use of anti-HIV drugs to prevent transmission. Still, Maggiore persisted in promoting her children's health and her actions as a model for other HIV-positive women who sought to have children. By her own... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

...findings from the study showed that a stronger drug cocktail administered over a longer period reduced the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission compared with the current WHO-recommended short-course ARV regimen." Tim Farley, project leader... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune systems are still developing. They have a different response to HIV infection. CD4 cell counts (see... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...homeless people. Diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are always combined. Tetanus and diphtheria vaccines are usually given to children as a series of three shots. A single booster shot can be given every ten years. People with HIV should not... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Signs Budget That Cuts $52 Million From HIV/AIDS Programs

...(R) on Tuesday signed a state budget in which he made $489 million in line-item veto cuts that "will affect child welfare and children's health care, the elderly, state parks and AIDS treatment and prevention, going beyond the dramatic cuts that... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt think too much of it at... Read more »

advice needed..

Posted by cdhaileyp7, 3 Replies
...positive in 1997 and was at the same time labeled with Aids. I have been off and on treatments over the years, I have had four children and was on treatments throughout my pregnancies. I have a hard time coping with the side effects of the meds,... Read more »

HOW DID YOU GET HIV>>> RESPOND

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...well go on what event in your life do you believe led to the hiv infection? very very intersted. Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, hence making the other person... Read more »