Sunday , July 25 2021

Sakhalin residents are afraid of HIV-infected needles

A message about the possibility of being infected with HIV is being actively disseminated in the Sakhalin group in What's App. Sakhalin residents are afraid of the picture where needles from needles stick to shops.

Images, as they say in the media, were made by residents of Soligorsk a few days ago. When it was discovered, the man found about ten needles with dry blood on the benches located on Oktyabrskaya Street. Soligore immediately notified law enforcement authorities of the dangerous discovery.

It is not yet known whether the needle is found to be truly "infected" or it is a gradual photo shoot to scare people. At present, local law enforcement officers are checking.

"Soviet Sakhalin" correspondent can contact the director of the regional center for AIDS prevention and control Elena Lomakina.

According to specialists, HIV, like all other viruses, is not adapted to the external environment and cannot exist alone. For reproduction, human cells are needed.

– Theoretically, after being injected with such needles on the road, it is possible to get HIV, but in practice it is not possible. Here you can only talk about the risk of infection. Considering the ways in which HIV is transmitted, to become infected, the needle must be very bloody and only be pulled out of the infected, – concluded Elena.

The head of the AIDS Center specifically stressed that in the region there were no cases of human immunodeficiency virus infection in "unusual" ways.

– A similar incident occurred only in the Aniva District, apparently, last year. Then the child steps on the needle on the road. Because of my mother's experience, we placed her under medical supervision and even underwent therapeutic treatment, but, fortunately, no HIV infection occurred, – said Elena Arkadyevna.

Such news is on social networks – unusual. According to Lomakina, people who leave shrytsy with blood in public places are either stimulated or involved in campaigns against dangerous diseases.

"One way or another, it's worth checking", – concluded Lomakin.

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