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    statechamp posted:
    why does no one talk about the safety of hiv coaches training youth basketball players i just want to no if its safe for my daughter
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    georgiagail responded:
    No one "talks about the safety" because there is no risk here.

    HIV is passed from one individual to another when the bodily fluids (i.e., sexual fluids, blood) from an infected person is able to ENTER the body of an uninfected person. This is typically through unprotected sexual contact or sharing of IV drug needles; neither one that is likely (hopefully!) to occur during basketball training.

    Exercises such as shaking hands, playing with the same basketball, handing a towel to wipe off sweat, etc.. (all of which might happen during this training) are NOT risks for HIV transmission.

    Gail


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