If You Get IV Fluids From Patient B 24 Between Your Toenails, Can They Be Contagious?
Doctor if I get IV fluids from B 24 patients who get between my toenails, can they be contagious? thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. HIV is indeed a disease that is considered dangerous and can change lives because so far no drugs have been found that can cure it. Sufferers have to take drugs for a long time, and must be extra careful not to infect their partners or children. For this reason, it is important to know how to transmit the HIV virus so that we can avoid transmission.
The concept, HIV can be transmitted through body fluids in the form of blood, vaginal fluid, sperm fluid, and breast milk. HIV cannot be transmitted through air, touch, sweat, saliva, urine and tears. So you can imagine, all activities that involve transmission of media from sufferers to healthy people, can transmit the virus. For example, unprotected sex, oral sex, blood transfusions, or from mother to child through breastfeeding.
So regarding your question, intravenous fluids cannot transmit HIV. Moreover, intravenous fluids before entering the patient's body are sterile, and the HIV virus cannot 'rise' against the flow of intravenous fluids from the hose connected to the body, to the plastic bottles that are hung. So indeed from your story, you are not likely to contract the HIV virus. So, hopefully answering your question.