I've been extremelly concerned about what happened to my daughter in her daycare center. After reading many comments in this forum I'm confused as some of the information seems to contradict itself.
My daughter used to scratch other children so her teacher decided to cut her nails. The teacher later told me that she also cut other childrens nails using the same nail clipper to show my daughter that it's ok to get her nails cut.
When I checked my daugther's hands that day I realized her nails had been cut very, very short, where you see the skin exposed behind her nails. There were no visible cuts on her skin but I could have missed something.
I live in South American where people may not be as careful as hygiene and testing for HIV, so I've been really concerned.
Can you please let me know what's the risk of her adquiring HIV or other illnesses if the nail clipper was used on her inmediately after cutting other childrens nails?
HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.
HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child
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