is present in the blood, semen, and vaginal fluids of a person who is infected with HIV and is usually spread by:
You cannot get HIV through everyday contact with air, food, water, insects, animals, dishes, or toilet seats.
The following preventive steps can eliminate your risk of getting HIV from someone you are caring for.
If you are a caregiver for a person who is infected with HIV:
A person who is infected with HIV can sometimes have other infections that may be contagious. The following steps can prevent the spread of other infections.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005). Updated U.S. Public Health Services guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to HIV and recommendations for postexposure prophylaxis. MMWR, 50(RR-09): 1–17. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineBrian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
Current as ofNovember 18, 2017
Current as of: November 18, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
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