Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > HIV: Tips for Caregivers to Avoid Infection
Browse and register for related classes.
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005). Updated U.S. Public Health Services guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to HIV and recommendations for postexposure prophylaxis. MMWR, 50(RR-09): 1–17. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Concord Hospital
View Quality Data
© 2016 Concord Hospital