Ways You Can Contract HIV or Hepatitis during Sports.
During the years there has been myths and misconceptions that HIV and hepatitis can be transmitted through contact and sharing objects. You cannot contact HIV and hepatitis through sharing a baths, drinks or clothes. As an athlete you are not at risk if you come into contact with the saliva or sweat. Here are some of the ways you can contract HIV and hepatitis from another athlete, click this page to see.
Bleeding wounds is one of the ways you can actually contract HIV and hepatitis. If you have serious wounds then you are susceptible to getting these infections. HIV and hepatitis is some of the infections that you might contract, but only if some specific conditions are met. As an athlete for you to be infected the blood of an infected person must find its way into your blood stream, click this page to be more informed.
Unsafe medical practices can also make you contract HIV and Hepatitis. During an event or a competition it is necessary that a qualified medical practitioner is present. With the presence of a qualified medical practitioner during a game injuries can be taken good care of. However, athletes must have basic knowledge on treating wounds as it might be impossible to have a medical practitioner during practices. Without this knowledge the risk of getting these infections is very high. Read more on this page about basic first aid skills.
Sharing needles can make you contract HIV and hepatitis. The athletes who use steroids to enhance their performance are at great risk of contracting these diseases. HIV and hepatitis can be spread through syringes, needles and swabs. Athletes who use drugs must be very careful and make sure they are using their needles and syringes without sharing, get more info on this page.
Having knowledge on some of the ways you can contract HIV or hepatitis, given on this page are some of the ways you can prevent being contracting these infectious diseases. Bandaging all deep wound that you have before engaging in sports you can be on the safe side. If another player is bleeding you need to stop playing until the bleeding is taken care of. If by chance blood gets into your mouth you must not swallow it, ensure you rinse your mouth immediately. If blood gets into your eyes you have to stop playing and rinse your eyes immediately. On to the final tip you should not share your towels with players who are bleeding, find out more on this page.