An HIV positive domestic worker laces a four year old's porridge with menstrual blood

Edeline - posted on 02/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




She carried out the disgusting act several times until luck ran out for her when her employer found a drop of blood in her child's porridge.The maid professed ignorance of the blood. her imployer took the porridge,her child and the maid to the hospital where tests confirmed that it was the maid's menstrual blood.The toddler's mother pressed charges against her leading to her arrest.She is effectively serve 10 years in jail.Will this toddler get HIV from this act


Kimberly - posted on 02/27/2012




That is beyond messed up, I dont know how someone could do such a gross and deadly thing to a child. She should get more then 10 years in my mind, she may have given that child a life sentence so thats what she should get


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Brittney - posted on 02/27/2012




Research suggests that the risk of HIV infection in this way is extremely small. A very small number of people - usually in a healthcare setting - have become infected with HIV as a result of blood splashes in the eye.

Blood in the mouth carries an even lower risk. The lining of the mouth is very protective, so the only way HIV could enter the bloodstream would be if the person had a cut, open sore or area of inflammation somewhere in their mouth or throat (if the blood was swallowed). Even then, the person would have to get a fairly significant quantity of fresh blood (i.e. an amount that can be clearly seen or tasted) directly into the region of the cut or sore for there to be a risk. HIV is diluted by saliva and easily killed by stomach acid once the blood is swallowed.

Liz - posted on 02/27/2012




Where did this happen and did it appear in the media? I'm not sure how to react until I know if it is an 'urban myth' or not.

ETA: Googled and found it. An utterly wicked thing to do; I imagine the woman needs mental help.

Nikki - posted on 02/27/2012




Really? wow that's screwed up if it's true. I am no doctor however I would think that the only way the child could contract HIV is if he had an open wound in his mouth or throat. I would think that stomach acid would kill the virus. But I am not 100% sure. I hope the child is ok.

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