There has never been a case of HIV being spread in a normal family or school setting.
How is the virus spread?
1. From mother to newborn through breastfeeding or through birth, if the mother is unmedicated.
2. Through unprotected sexual contact.
3. By sharing needles.
*The HIV virus is only found in blood, breastmilk, and sexual fluids*
The virus can NOT be spread through:
*Sharing food and drinks
*Swimming, or children sharing a bathtub together
*Insect bites, including misquotes
*Wiping tears away
The HIV virus is not found in, and thus cannot be spread through:
The HIV virus is extremely fragile, and though present in blood, it begins to die almost immediately upon leaving the body. For this reason, no HIV+ person has ever transmitted the virus to a family member in a normal living situation, nor has it been transmitted in a school environment!