Drinks And Fruit That Are Exposed To The Blood Of PLHAs?
Good evening Indonesian doctor … I’m a 29-year-old male. The doctor let me ask, whether food, fruit or drinks that are exposed to blood from PLHAs that have been consumed can transmit HIV ?? If not how long does it take the HIV virus to die outside the body … ?? Thank you
Hello Bhairawa, Thank you for the question.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the human immune system which causes the sufferer's body to be unable to fight infections and other diseases. So far no treatment has been found to cure HIV infection. Therefore, HIV infection is still an infection that worries many people. HIV is not transmitted through contaminated food or minerals. Here are some ways of transmitting HIV:
unprotected sex with HIV sufferers receiving blood transfusions or other blood products that have been contaminated with HIV sharing needles with HIV sufferers, especially injecting drug users from mother to baby during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. This virus does not last long outside the body and cannot breed outside the human body. Therefore, to prevent transmission of HIV it is recommended not to have casual sex / not changing partners. If intercourse, use condoms to reduce the risk of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections. Avoid using injecting drugs. For pregnant women who suffer from HIV it is recommended to check with a doctor agr transmission on the baby can be minimized. Mothers are also not recommended to breastfeed their babies so they do not transmit HIV.
Hopefully this information is useful.