HIV Transmission Through Medical Equipment?
Hello .. r nI want to ask, if we wash the medical equipment belonging to a patient who has oral characteristics such as people with HIV disease will we also catch it? Even when we wash the tool, we don’t use a handscon.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is indeed a disease that is a scourge because this virus can greatly reduce the quality of life of sufferers if it is not handled properly, and there is no treatment that can truly cure sufferers of this virus. So that the sufferer must take medication for life.
Therefore we need knowledge about how this virus spreads, so that we can protect ourselves from contracting the disease. The body fluids that can transmit the HIV virus are blood, semen, sperm, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. So everything related to the transfer of these fluids from the patient's body to healthy people can transmit HIV disease, such as unprotected sex, exposure to unsterile needles, exposure to blood, breastfeeding, and so on. HIV is not transmitted through saliva, tears, sweat, touch, coughing, sneezing and air.
So that in your case, if the medical device contains body fluids such as blood and others that we have mentioned, it could be that it will infect you, especially if you have a wound on your finger at the same time. Therefore, always use personal protective equipment to avoid things that are not desirable. So, hopefully it answers your question.