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Might a newborn baby be at any risk living with someone infected with hiv?

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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: HIV

Hiv is transmitted through sexual contact and blood.
As long as you are using universal precautions there should be no problem. Good hand washing, properly disposing any items with blood or other secretions, etc.

In brief: HIV

Hiv is transmitted through sexual contact and blood.
As long as you are using universal precautions there should be no problem. Good hand washing, properly disposing any items with blood or other secretions, etc.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Passed through fluid

Hiv is passed through body fluids (blood, saliva, semen, etc), so just living with a person does not put them at increased risk of the disease.
People with HIV may have reduced immunity and therefore may contract more illnesses than others- these may pose a risk to the baby who also have reduced immunity. Practice good hygiene and hand washing and keep baby away when others are sick.

In brief: Passed through fluid

Hiv is passed through body fluids (blood, saliva, semen, etc), so just living with a person does not put them at increased risk of the disease.
People with HIV may have reduced immunity and therefore may contract more illnesses than others- these may pose a risk to the baby who also have reduced immunity. Practice good hygiene and hand washing and keep baby away when others are sick.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
Thank
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