Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission in Household settings--United States

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1994 May 20;43(19):347, 353-6.


Transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been reported in homes in which health care has been provided and between children residing in the same household (1-6). CDC has received reports of two cases of HIV infection that apparently occurred following mucocutaneous exposures to blood or other body substances in persons who received care from or provided care to HIV-infected family members residing in the same household. This report summarizes the findings of the epidemiologic and laboratory investigations, which underscore the need to educate persons who care for or are in contact with HIV-infected persons in household settings where such exposures may occur.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Child, Preschool
  • Family Characteristics
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • Home Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Male