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What if your first grade child has to sit next to an HIV positive classmate, and the classmate keeps sneezing on everyone?

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Dr. Zuheir Said
Pediatrics

In brief: Use basic higiene

Viral HIV transmission is via direct contact of blood or secretions that have blood in it to mucosal surface, damaged skin of healthy individuals.
This happened during sexual activity, blood /blood products transfusions, delivery of a baby via vaginal route. It is not documented that saliva, nasal secretion, tears, urine, even stools are a source of transmission.Still basic higiene is recommended.

In brief: Use basic higiene

Viral HIV transmission is via direct contact of blood or secretions that have blood in it to mucosal surface, damaged skin of healthy individuals.
This happened during sexual activity, blood /blood products transfusions, delivery of a baby via vaginal route. It is not documented that saliva, nasal secretion, tears, urine, even stools are a source of transmission.Still basic higiene is recommended.
Dr. Zuheir Said
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Help the HIV kid out

Teach the hiv(+) classmate how to sneeze into his arm rather than "on every one" or on anyone one.
I hope by the question, you were inferring that the HIV (+) class mate was purposely sneezing on everyone; even so, contracting HIV this way is not a feature of this disease i would worry about.- would however, observe good hand hygiene (i.e. Wash your hands!).

In brief: Help the HIV kid out

Teach the hiv(+) classmate how to sneeze into his arm rather than "on every one" or on anyone one.
I hope by the question, you were inferring that the HIV (+) class mate was purposely sneezing on everyone; even so, contracting HIV this way is not a feature of this disease i would worry about.- would however, observe good hand hygiene (i.e. Wash your hands!).
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