Health Scare: Possible HIV Exposure at Missouri School

Health Officials in Missouri are trying to figure out if several high school students may have been exposed to HIV.

The St. Louis County Health Department was alerted to the problem after someone at Normandy Senior High School tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, reported.

"They may actually have come into contact with someone who was HIV positive and have exchanged a significant amount of bodily fluids that would have exposed them to the HIV virus," Dr. Delores Gunn, the director of the St. Louis County Health Department, told the T.V. station.

Officials met with parents and students Wednesday night to answer questions.

"It's very troubling and we're concerned," Tamika Taylor, a mother of two students, told after the meeting.

Taylor and her husband are so concerned – they’re considering pulling their kids out of the district, the Web site reported.

The health department will offer free HIV testing for Normandy high students, which should begin at the end of the month, according to the report.

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