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What is HIV and how can this be spread?

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) attacks the immune system as well as causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). Blood, semen, vaginal and anal discharge is known to carry this virus through the body and this is how the disease is spread. Often, this virus can infect someone for the rest of their lives. Transmission of the virus from one person to another can occur when having unprotected intercourse or sharing needles. This can happen with contact between male and female or same gender individuals. When there is transmission of the HIV virus, questions about the virus can arise. Read below to find some questions about transmitting the HIV virus has been answered by Experts.

How long after HIV infected blood is exposed can someone contract this disease by coming in contact with it?

When there is exposure of HIV, the virus cannot live outside the body for more than a few seconds. Transmission of the virus through exposure after someone has bled can be minimal. This is only if the individual touches the blood several minutes after the blood has been exposed to the air.

Can oil based products stop HIV from transmitting? How is this virus transmitted?

When trying to avoid transmitting HIV, condoms are normally recommended. Using oil based products normally do not help prevent the virus from entering the bloodstream. Some cases of transmission of HIV is from direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids or blood.

Can a nurse contract HIV from drawing blood from an infected person?

When someone has HIV and a nurse is drawing their blood, often the only way to be at risk of this virus is if there is a needle prick. By just withdrawing the blood, the nurse may not be at risk of contracting the virus. Individuals should be aware of the risks that are at stake when dealing with an infected individual. Also, individuals need to be aware of the prevention steps that should be taken.

Can HIV be transmitted through rubbing the genitalia?

The act of just rubbing the genitalia together does not raise the risk for HIV transmission. Penetration normally raises this risk or chances of transmission. Other sexually contracted diseases can be transmitted from skin to skin contact. However, this is not the case with the HIV virus.

Can having Prostatitis increase the chances for transmitting HIV? How can someone know for sure they have transmitted HIV?

When having a disease such as Prostatitis, the chances for transmitting HIV can be higher. This is because the individual’s immune system is lower. Usually, the only way for someone to know for sure they have transmitted the virus is to have proper blood tests performed.

How can one make sure that they do not transmit HIV?

Mostly, the only way for someone to ensure they do not increase their chances of transmitting HIV is to have protected intercourse. By using protection, this can make the chances of transmission of HIV much lower.

Can HIV be transmitted by stepping in a pool of infected blood?

The HIV virus cannot be transmitted from someone stepping in a pool of infected blood. Usually, the only way the virus can be transmitted is through direct contact with bodily fluids where there is an open wound.

Transmitting HIV is through bodily fluids or sexual contact. Avoiding this virus is what brings questions relating to the ways the virus is transmitted as well as preventing this virus from spreading. When these questions need answers, individuals can ask Experts for reliable answers.
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