As the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS decreased in past years due to a rise in education about the disease, there still remains some questions and uncertainties regarding its transmission. Poor hygienic practices in certain places like medical establishments have long been proven to increase the risk of HIV. That’s why the health protocol to keep their instruments clean must be strictly implemented in order to protect the health and well-being of people.
HIV lesions are basically abnormal growths on the skin which may result from the HIV itself (opportunistic diseases) or the medication plan in people suffering from HIV. A skin lesson appears as a discolored area, a bump or an ulcer that develops just under the skin.
Though it can go undetected for several years, one of the earliest symptom of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is HIV oral lesions. Note that even though oral lesions aren’t necessarily proof of HIV, anyone who notices persistent oral lesions should get themselves tested for the virus, because a compromise of the immune system could be preventing normal treatments from taking effect. Oral lesions can be quite uncomfortable but you can still be confident with your smile when you receieve its proper treatment. Even without visible symptoms, regular testings are generally encouraged as early treatment can prevent these symptoms from breaking out.
According to the World Health Organization’s report in 2014, there are about 1.2 million deaths caused by AIDS. HIV (a human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus which leads to AIDS.
It seems a bit unfair to believe that even after taking all the necessary safety precautions, you might still be at risk of HIV from needle stick punctures or syringes. Because these types of injuries are a reality for those regularly in contact with needles, it’s worth exploring the actual HIV risk posed by infected needles, and whether extra measures need to be in place. First, a few fast facts.