HIV 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine|
|Last Revised||April 5, 2012|
Last Revised: April 5, 2012
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