Preventing Infections From Pets: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

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Preventing Infections From Pets: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

Description

This guide provides information to people with HIV infection about how to prevent infection from a pet. This information is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Should I keep my pets?
  • What kinds of infections could I get from an animal?
  • What can I do to protect myself from infections spread by animals?
  • I have a job that involves working with animals. Should I quit?
  • Can someone with HIV give it to their pets?
  • Are there any tests a pet should have before I bring it home?
  • What should I do when I visit friends or relatives who have animals?
  • Should children with HIV handle pets?

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

History

Release Date: 2003
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: May 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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