HIV Via Ointment?
Sorry, I wanted to ask if I used an HIV person used ointment on my allergic rash, could I get it? The ointment has been used to apply wounds to the rashes of people who have HIV, but the ointment doesn’t have any blood marks on it, but the medicine is used for rashes that are scratched bleeding … Please answer whether I can be infected or not … Thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. So far, HIV has often made people worry because it is a disease for which no cure has been found, and the effects it has can greatly reduce a person's quality of life. It is important for us to know how the HIV virus is transmitted, to protect ourselves from the disease.
The concept is that the HIV virus can only be transmitted through blood, sperm, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk. Therefore, any behavior that involves the entry of these fluids into a person's body, has the potential to expose that person to HIV, such as having unprotected sex, including oral sex and anal sex, exchanging used needles, blood transfusions, and from mother to child through normal delivery or breastfeeding.
Then, the HIV virus cannot be transmitted through air, saliva, touch, tears, and sweat. Therefore, hugging, holding, changing clothes, and kissing do not transmit HIV.
So regarding your question, your chances of contracting HIV because of using the same ointment are very small, because apart from the ointment itself there is no blood, the age of this HIV virus outside the human body is only a few minutes, so even if it did exist, it must have died in when you use the ointment.
So in the future, using the concept we explained earlier, protect yourself from HIV transmission by staying away from body fluids and risky behaviors. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa