How's the Infections ?

HIV Infection

How is HIV infections ?

HIV transmission occurs when blood, sperm, or vaginal fluid from an infected person enters another person’s body.

This can occur in various ways, including:

  1. Sexual intercourse, HIV infection can occur through good vaginal intercourse or rectum (anal). Although very rare, HIV can also be transmitted through oral sex. However, transmission through oral sex will only occur if there is an open wound in the patient’s mouth, such as bleeding gums or canker sores.
  2. Sharing needles, Sharing the use of needles with people with HIV, is one way that can make someone infected with HIV. For example using a shared syringe when making tattoos, or when using injectable drugs.
  3. Blood transfusion, HIV transmission can occur when someone receives blood donors from HIV sufferers.

In addition through the various methods above, HIV can also be transmitted from pregnant women to the fetus they contain. The HIV virus can also be transmitted in the process of childbirth, or through breast milk during the breastfeeding process.

Pay attention, daily contact as below will not make you infected:

  • Touching
  • Handshake
  • Hugging or kissing
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Using a swimming pool or toilet seat
  • Share bed sheets
  • Tableware or food
  • Mosquitoes, or other insects
Syphilis Infection

Transmission of Syphilis?

Syphilis is transmitted through mucous membranes (vagina, mouth, skin). Generally, direct contact occurs through sexual intercourse, it can take the form of vaginal, anal, or oral sex. In addition, transmission can occur from a pregnant woman to her baby, also sharing needles.

The bacteria that cause syphilis cannot last long outside the human body, and this disease cannot be transmitted through the following methods:

– Using the same toilet as syphilis sufferers.

– Sharing the same eating utensils.

– Wearing the same clothes.

– Sharing swimming pool or even the same bathroom.

HIV sufferers are more susceptible to transmission and become syphilis spreaders. Once you have contracted syphilis, that does not mean you will be immune to similar infections. You can get infected again and again.