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MAG-INGAT: Babaeng nakakuha ng killer HIV pagkatapos nagpapamanicure at pedicure

HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a lentivirus, a virus that causes chronic and deadly diseases, infects and makes progressive failure to the immune system. This condition is life threatening and also lets the opportunistic infections and cancers to develop.
The average survival time over the infection is estimated to be 9 to 11 years. HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sex, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculation, breast milk, blood transfusion, and sharing of needles through IV.
HIV cannot be acquired through sharing of food or saliva, but blood? Definitely yes!
Not so long ago, there is a case wherein a woman, 22-years-old, was diagnosed to have an advanced HIV. She haven’t done any of the risk of acquiring the infection stated above, rather, this case revealed that she acquired HIV through sharing of manicure utensils and equipments.
Her cousin was later found to be a HIV positive and it was a year ago when they visit salon to have their nails done. It was her cousin who had manicure and pedicure before her.
The manicurist made some mistake and accidentally wounded her cousin’s nail wherein some blood stained the utensils. The blood was then transmitted to her and later, the infection entered her bloodstream.
The case was revealed to be a new form of transmission of the virus, but this is an extremely rare risk of infection. But it is fine for you to get infected and take that risk and let the utensils used unto you to make your nails beautified in exchange of your precious life? Better think twice!
Most of us often visit salons or manicurist as we wanted to maintain our nails with a skilled person. But it is very frightening because who knows how many people and what viruses or infections the people is carrying that took manicure and pedicure before you?
This case should be a lesson to everyone and all must be aware that sharing the same utensils with possible blood-blood contact can possibly transmit this “non-treatable viral infection”. It is important that manicure tools must be properly disinfected before using again.
In addition, sharing needles used for drugs, tattoos, or acupuncture are also frightening.
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