Our expert says:
the general public feel unsure about their risks and the reason I said this was to reduce the poster's fears about HIV. Although HIV is transmitted by sex and blood, many people are scared that if they use the same cups or let the person work with their food and should cut their finger, they may be at risk. It is important for these patients not to be discharged from work because of unrealistic fears, and putting a bit of jik in the water is re-assuring to the family that no germs will be spread. I try not to be just clinical and scientific all the time but to also think of the human factor and the fears ( scientific facts do not always alleviate this). If putting a teaspoon of jik in the dishwater is going to keep this woman her job, I would suggest it again. I would not erase your post - your opinions are always valuable and appreciated.
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