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Is it possible to catch aids from a newborn baby (while caring for the baby) if the mother has aids?
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In brief: Very difficult.
With proper hygiene, and by wearing gloves for any contact with blood or body fluids, a caregiver would have very little chance of catching HIV from an infant.

In brief: Very difficult.
With proper hygiene, and by wearing gloves for any contact with blood or body fluids, a caregiver would have very little chance of catching HIV from an infant.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Also, perinatal prophylaxis is very effective in preventing HIV transmission from mother to baby.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Unlikely
If mother received proper care during pregnancy there is less than 5% risk baby will get it from mom.That said, proper contact precautions should be taken.
If mother received no prenatal care at all, there is still a chance baby will not get disease, but good contact precautions eliminate your risk.

In brief: Unlikely
If mother received proper care during pregnancy there is less than 5% risk baby will get it from mom.That said, proper contact precautions should be taken.
If mother received no prenatal care at all, there is still a chance baby will not get disease, but good contact precautions eliminate your risk.
Dr. James Ferguson
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