Media For Transmitting HIV / AIDS?
, I want to ask r nI have a brother identified as HIV positive. r n r n What I want to ask is; r n1. Will the used utensils used after washing and then used by me cause infection? R n r n2. Can eating utensils that have been used by people with HIV without washing it first cause infection? R n r n3. Can the clothes used by a person with HIV, if washed together with my clothes in the washing machine, cause infection? R n r n4. Apart from bodily contact, can the anal fluid that gets into the pants of a person with HIV and then wash it together with my clothes cause transmission? R n r n5. What toiletries can cause infection? And what things can cause transmission other than sexual contact, needles? Etc
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Please allow us to try to answer your question at once by explaining how HIV is transmitted. As a disease for which no cure has been found, HIV is indeed terrible. Especially with its characteristics that attack the immune system, people who have HIV become more prone to other diseases and usually give more severe symptoms than the same illness, in people who do not have HIV.
For this reason, it is important to know how this virus is transmitted, so that we can avoid it. The concept that you have to understand is, the HIV virus spreads from a person with HIV to another only through sperm, semen, vaginal fluids, blood and breast milk. Meanwhile, HIV will not be transmitted through saliva, sweat, touch, kissing, clothes, toilet marks, toothbrush marks and tears.
So that is easy, activities that have the potential to transmit HIV are only activities that involve all fluids that can transmit HIV, such as unprotected sex, blood transfusions, mothers breastfeeding their children, use of unsterile needles, and so on. Therefore, points 1-5 that you mentioned, the five of them will not transmit HIV. Especially because the virus itself does not last long in the outside air. Say your brother has a small portion of his semen in his pants, then washed together with your pants, the HIV virus will die first before it can infect you because it has been exposed to outside air for too long.
So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa