Whether Doing Bolus Action Can Transmit HIV?

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I want to ask my nurse, right? My nurse once performed a bolus procedure on a patient who administered the drug via parenteral to the patient but did not use a needle, when I wanted the infusion it got stuck then I just opened the infusion I just put the drug through injection but did not use a needle. Am I at risk of being exposed to the HIV virus because my patient turned out to be HIV positive 3 days later then I didn’t use the handscoon d because it was out of stock. can i catch it? but my hand is not injured

1 Answer:

Hi Ferry .. Thanks for the question given.


It is necessary to know in advance that HIV is a virus that can interfere with a person's body defenses. So that if someone has been infected with this virus, that person becomes susceptible to infection due to low immunity. HIV can be transmitted by:

Direct contact with blood with HIV, for example: sharing needles, blood, direct exposure from open wounds
Through body fluids such as sperm fluid and vaginal fluids through sexual intercourse
Through breast milk from mother to baby

If when you performed the medical procedure there was no direct exposure to the patient's blood and you are sure there is no open wound on your hand, then you don't need to worry too much. In the future, don't forget to keep using gloves or personal protective equipment when taking medical action to avoid unwanted things.


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