Anonymous
my sister is HIV +ve and her kids one is 9yrs and one is 6 yrs old
we have tested both of them there samples were non reactive so can we confirm that they could not get affected in future with this virus.
though we have started treating her please let me know what to do now
and what kind of food is good for her to maintain her health.
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems you are concerned about acquiring HIV from casual contact. We are glad to provide some information.

It is important to remember that one cannot get HIV from casual contact. This means by touching the same utensils or using the same facilities with a person diagnosed with HIV infection. The only way HIV is acquired is when the virus has direct access to the bloodstream as shown in the following transmission equation.

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection
You can also read additional information from the [CDC](http://www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/HivAids101/Transcripts/HivAids101.pdf) website.

If you are in Canada there are centres that will help you with dietary requirements and supplements. As we are not aware of where you live out best advice is that you speak to clinicians that are closest to you they will be in a better position to be more specific on dietary needs,

The Aids Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

In health

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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