Mode Of Transmission Of HIV Disease?
hello, apologize in advance, I want to ask about HIV, u003cbr u003 One week ago, I was diagnosed positive for the HIV virus, at first I was shocked and could not believe it, before I was declared exposed to the HIV virus, I don’t think there is any problem, after I am looking for the cause of the HIV virus, and the symptoms, almost 99% I do not experience it / feel it, u003cbr u003I know, there are several causes of contracting the HIV virus, 1, sexual relations 2, drugs (injection type) 3, blood u003cbr u003first, I never had sexual intercourse. u003cbr u003second, I used to use drugs “an but not a syringe, (happened about 7 years ago, and since 7 years ago I have never taken third, I have never had an accident that requires blood ,, u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003 my question: can ordinary people get the HIV virus? and is there a drug to prevent her? u003cbr u003
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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that weakens the body's immune system to fight infection. Transmission of this virus occurs through the exchange of body fluids, for example in the following ways:
Have sex, whether oral, vaginal, or anal
Exchanging non-sterile needles, for example when drug users, body piercers, people who get tattoos, or health workers are at risk of being stuck with needles from patients with HIV
Children who are infected from mothers with HIV, for example through vaginal delivery or while breastfeeding
You can see from our explanation above, that many actions have the risk of causing HIV transmission. Therefore, even if you feel that you have never had sexual relations and use needles while taking drugs, this does not necessarily preclude you from contracting HIV. In the early stages, HIV infection generally will not show distinctive signs, but only like a minor illness such as the flu. Then, people with HIV will enter the window period, where minor illnesses that were previously suffered seem to be cured, so that the sufferer feels no longer sick. Furthermore, if HIV is not detected and handled properly, then the patient will enter a more advanced stage, namely AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), where there is a decrease in immune system which causes sufferers to experience recurrent infections, get sick easily, skin rashes, weight loss. drastic bodies, and so on.
However, it needs to be clarified again, what tests have you done before being diagnosed with HIV?
A new HIV diagnosis can be confirmed through blood tests, namely to assess the body's antibody levels against the HIV virus or to detect the presence of the HIV virus in the blood. Therefore, you should consult directly with the doctor who examined you before.
Until now, HIV cannot be treated. The currently available treatment is aimed more at inhibiting viral replication so that the patient's clinical symptoms do not worsen. In addition, other treatments will be adjusted to the severity and complaints experienced by the patient. Regarding prevention, steps that can be taken are to avoid all behaviors that increase the risk of HIV transmission (as mentioned above), including by avoiding risky sexual behavior, avoiding drugs, maintaining personal hygiene, not tattooing or piercing the body, and living a lifestyle that is healthy.
Hope this helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah