AIDS/HIV Health Education - Information for HIV infected persons

Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Dec 30, 2019
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Information for HIV infected persons

► After accidents that result in bleeding, contaminated surfaces should be cleaned with household bleach freshly diluted 1:10 in water.

► Devices that have punctured the skin, eg, hypodermic and acupuncture needles, should be steam-sterilized by autoclaving before reuse or should be safely discarded.

► Infected person should inform to medical or dental care providers that they are seropositive, so that appropriate precautions taken to prevent transmission to others.

► Seropositive health care professionals who perform invasive procedures or have skin lesions should take precautions to protect patients from the risk of infection.

► Children with positive tests should be allowed to attend school, since casual person-to-person contact of school children poses no risk. But a restricted environment is advisable for children who lack control of their body secretions, has biting behavior, having oozing lesions.

► Dental instruments should be heat sterilized between patients. Whenever possible, disposable needles and equipments should be used.

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