The dental office is a potential site of transmission of HIV, doctors say

Russia is experiencing the HIV epidemic. The number of people with this infection is from 1% to 2.5% of the adult population. The most worrying situation in the Sverdlovsk, Samara and Irkutsk regions. Every day the diagnosis "HIV" is nearly 300 Russians, another 50 people die every day from AIDS.

There are three main factors that contribute to infection. Chief among them is drug addiction and the use of a disposable syringe several persons. In second place is promiscuity without protection. A special risk group is homosexuals. And in third place – workers in nail salons, surgeons, patients dental clinics and cosmetic studios.

"HIV infection occurs when the penetration of biological fluids directly into the patient's blood, provided sufficient doses if on skin or mucous membranes are damaged," - said the Chief doctor of the Centre of Private Dentistry. Dental clinics and beauty salons must comply with all rules of sterilization of the tools, but some institutions disregard the trivial rules.

When you visit a nail salon worker is required to use fully sterilized tool from the closed box. Better yet, come to the specialist with their kit.

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