Transmission Of Injuries From Patients With HIV?
yesterday I just stepped on a scab with HIV sufferer or wound with HIV sufferer now I am itchy is it itchy affected by the virus?
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HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system. This virus can be transmitted from sexual intercourse that changes partners, changing needles and syringes, transmission from the mother to the fetus she is carrying, piercing or tattoos, blood transfusions. While HIV transmission media can be transmitted from semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, consumables such as enough knives, piercings, needles and syringes that are used repeatedly, and are exposed to the patient's blood when he has an open wound. The HIV virus cannot be transmitted through kissing, water, eating utensils, or touching.
So stepping on a sore and getting injured from an HIV sufferer does not necessarily directly contract the infection. Actually HIV infection is quite difficult for someone who has good endurance without injury. Conversely, the HIV virus can easily enter the body if there are known open or gaping wounds, such as post-sexual friction wounds, syringes or other body wounds. A person cannot be easily infected with HIV, unless the injury from an HIV sufferer accidentally hits a part of your body that is also experiencing injury.
Someone who is infected with the HIV virus often does not show symptoms at an early time. Because HIV symptoms will appear several months or years after infection. There is the term window, which is the time for the HIV virus to enter the body to produce antibodies. The window period generally occurs between 7-12 weeks. During this time the HIV virus could be detected or not yet detected. Therefore, if you believe you are exposed to HIV, even though negative results at the first examination are highly recommended to do a re-examination 3 months after. Although there are no symptoms, the virus in the patient's body has the potential to spread to others.
In addition, I suggest also to carry out HIV testing at the nearest health service that has VCT facilities.
To avoid HIV, stay away from risk factors that cause HIV such as sexual intercourse that changes partners and needles and turns. Use personal protective equipment such as gloves if going to do medical treatment on people with HIV.
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