TABLE 1.

Materials That May Contain HIV From Persons With HIV Infection1

Usually Infectious Materials*Usually Infectious MaterialsUsually Noninfectious Materials
Concentrated HIV in a laboratory specimenSemenSaliva
Vaginal secretionsUrine
Blood1Cerebrospinal fluidFeces
Fluid contaminated with bloodSynovial fluidTears
Pleural fluidSweat
Peritoneal fluidVomitus
Pericardial fluidNasal secretions
Amniotic fluidSputum
Human milk
Unfixed body tissue
  • * Most likely to be associated with a risk of HIV transmission.

  • May contain HIV, but less likely to be associated with risk of HIV transmission.