Results Of HIV Reactive Examination And Ways To Prevent Transmission?

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Excuse me, I want to ask about HIV – Aids, I am a 25 year old male, while my wife is 19 years old, my wife and I have been together for about 4 years, and we have been blessed with 2 children, the first is 1 year 11 months and the second one is only 2 weeks 15 days old, well the core problem is, when my wife was pregnant with my second child, my wife was declared HIV reactive, and the results of blood tests, my second child and I were clean from HIV, then the doctor advised my wife to ARV and VCT therapy, and being given anti-HIV drugs (reducing the chance of contracting HIV to my second child), I want to ask if there is a possibility that I and my 2 children will later get HIV? Is there a way to prevent HIV transmission? Because I felt weak when I found out that my wife has HIV reactive, please enlighten me, thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Revanthane, Thank you for the question.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is still a scary thing for everyone because this virus attacks the human immune system so that it cannot fight infection and disease and there is no treatment that can cure HIV / AIDS infection.

HIV can be transmitted from person to person through body fluids, such as blood, ejaculatory fluid, pre-ejaculatory fluid, mucus in the rectum, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. These body fluids must come into contact with mucus / mucosal walls (the walls that line the rectum, vagina, penis, and mouth), damaged body tissue (for example, if the skin is injured), or the patient's blood is injected directly into another person's bloodstream. In other words, HIV transmission is by:

sexual intercourse either vaginal, anal, oral without using a safety / condom
blood transfusions that have been contaminated with HIV or received organ donations from people with HIV
sharing needles with HIV positive people such as injecting drug users
HIV positive pregnant women to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding

Your risk is of course yours if you have sexual intercourse with your wife. This risk can be minimized by using condoms when having intercourse either through the vagina or anus. HIV is not transmitted through saliva, sweat, or tears. HIV is also not transmitted through touch, for example, shaking hands or hugging.

Please read the following article further: HIV transmission

Hope this information helps you.

Dr. Aloisia

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