The Possibility Of Getting HIV After Touching The Skin Of An HIV Sufferer And Being Scratched By An HIV Sufferer?
Goodnight .. please answer my question. I could not sleep because of fear of contracting and infecting my family. Yesterday I had a visit to an institution for people living with HIV, because there were toddlers, asking to be carried. Unintentionally the skin of my hand touched the rash on the toddler’s head. And there is one more toddler (2 years old) who asked for a baby carrier, I lifted the toddler, suddenly the toddler’s nails were like pinching the skin on my neck. After I lowered the interval a few minutes I took the antiseptic, I smeared it onto all my exposed skin and to the neck, whether it could transmit 😭😭😭
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Having a history of injury due to the nails of a baby with PLWHA and holding a skin rash of an ODHA baby with your hand, this may not transmit HIV infection to your body, especially if your skin is still intakes or does not experience injury when touching a baby's skin rash with PLHIV. Meanwhile, if the nail area of a baby with PLWHA is not injured, then this also does not transmit HIV to your body. Both of these conditions are because there is no contact or mixing of blood from PLWHA with the surface of your body, and baby nails with PLHIV do not have baby's body fluids or no baby's blood is new and attached to the baby's nails, thus, both of these conditions may not transmit HIV.
However, as prophylaxis and prevention, you should go to the nearest hospital or doctor of internal medicine or to the VCT clinic in your city to get prophylaxis or prevention of HIV infection. This prophylaxis is also known as PEP or HIV post prophylaxis exposure which is given about 72 hours after the risk of exposure to HIV patients to prevent the risk of HIV infection.
A high risk of HIV transmission occurs when:
1. sex with an HIV partner
2. sharing needles with HIV patients
3. contact with the blood of patients with open sores on the skin of healthy people
4. contact with the patient's body fluids, such as semen, precum fluid, rectal fluid, vaginal fluid, breast milk
Visit your internal medicine doctor or VCT clinic in your city, so you can tell all the history of complaints and events that you experience. The doctor will conduct periodic evaluations and checks as needed, so that for the initial phase until the windows period, you will remain under your doctor's supervision.
Thus, all prevention, examination and treatment efforts for you can be carried out according to procedures, so that you feel safe and free from the risk of HIV infection.
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