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Hiv transmission by speculum in gyno cliniv

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 13, 2021 8:40 PM
Anonymous 21 months

Can I get hiv from unsterilised vagnia speculum during the pap test and not used for 2 hours before the pap test

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Dr Sri Viknarajan 21 months
General Practitioner

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Ideally, every reusable speculum has to be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, decontaminated, and sterilized before using it in between patients. Anything shorter than that may lead to possible cross-contamination. Furthermore, it is also encouraged to use a single-use speculum whenever the opportunity arises. However, it has become the norms and basic practice for every health centre to abide by these standard medical operating procedure.

In fact, most cases of HIV transmission are caused by

  • anal intercourse with HIV infected partners
  • needle stick injury from an infected person
  • and few other corresponding variables

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Last Updated: Thu May 13 2021 20:40:29 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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