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I'm a 23 year old overweight woman. I've tried dieting and exercise but no results. I would like to go for Lavatron fat reduction treatment. Please let me know whether it is safe to carry on the procedure. It involves radio frequency waves. Is it safe to pass rf waves into our body?

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Thank you for your query at
Mucous membranes line cavities which are exposed to the external environment and therfore yes, nostrils are included as part of the mucous membrane.
Studies have proven time and time again that HIV does not survive well outside the human body. Since the concentration of HIV in blood or other bodily fluids is much lower, HIV drying outside the human body virtually eliminates all infectious HIV particles therefore making the risk of HIV infection from blood or bodily fluids outside the body highly unlikely. HIV transmission has not been reported as a consequence of contact with spillages of blood, semen or other body fluids.An exact number of percentage cannot be provided
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Thank you for your answer. One more question. Unprotected sex is almost main reason for hiv virus transmission. That means that virus get into the body thru mucous membrane which is in pennis or vaginal? Or virus get into the body thru small cut in membrane? I read the article that virus could enter into the body thru intact mucous membrane. If it is true why the transmission rate is so low? In my point of view blood cannot be dried one or two minutes... that means is it possible to get virus thru such kinds of activities? Thank you very much

Yes unprotected anal or vaginal sex is the main reason behind the transmission, with ejaculate carrying a lot of viruses. Virus can't enter the body through intact mucous membranes, you're probably referring to other viruses, such as respiratory viruses? HIV needs contact with the blood, or enters in form of ejaculate or body fluids. and that has a major amount of virus.
Once a person is HIV positive, transmission rate is extremely high. Even one such exposure can be dangerous.
Feel free to discuss further,

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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