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Can I get infected with HIV after talking to an infected patient?

SIR IAM AN INTERIOUR DESIGNER FEW DAYS AGO 1 CLIENT IS COME TO MA OFFICE REGARDING HIS SALOON SHOP DESIGENING ,I SIT WITH HIM IN A COUCH AND A FACE TO FACE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE DESIGENING. FEW DAYS AGO SOME OF MA FRIEND SAID THT THE CLIENT WAS AN HIV PATIENT.....AFTER HEARING THAT IAM TENSED THT .....CN I INFECTED WITH AIDS
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear customer,


THe hiv infection spread by:



1) Unprotected sexual intercourse with infected person (either heterosexual or homosexual)

2) sexual intercourse with infected malesexual intercourse with infected male result in infection into femalehomosexual intercourse with infected malehomosexual intercourse with infected male result in hiv infection

3) Transfusion of infected blood or blood products

4) Transfusion of hiv infected blood or blood products

5) Infected mother to her baby during pregnancy, birth process and through breast – feeding

6) Infected mother to her baby during pregnancy, birth process and through breast feeding

7) Use of infected needles and instruments without sterilization or sharing of needles and syringes by HIV drug addicts.


The chances of spread of hiv in you is nil and you should not worry at all.It does not spread by talking or touching an infected person.

Thank you!
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Critical Care Dr. Tejas Shah's  Response
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

HIV is a virus infection, which spreads either by: Sex/Using contaminated syringes/getting infected blood transfusion or from mother-to-child through womb (placenta).

By having face-to-face contact or having hand shakes does not result in spread of virus from an infected person to a healthy person.

Please be reassured about getting HIV infection just by face-to-face conversation.

Regards
Dr Tejas Shah
Ahmedabad
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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