If you need to clean up HIV or AIDS infected blood, regular household cleaning products are not enough to decontaminate and disinfect any areas which have been exposed to the HIV/AIDS virus. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is an extremely dangerous retrovirus that affects the immune system. Over time, it develops into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). This disease alters the immune system and makes people more susceptible to other diseases such as cancer, kidney disease, and a host of other complications, often leading to death. HIV is spread by bodily fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The symptoms often include:
- swollen lymph nodes
- sore throat
- unintentional weight loss
If not handled correctly, any person in an area infected with HIV/AIDS can become infected themselves. Most people aren’t trained to correctly clean up HIV infected blood nor do they have the appropriate cleaning supplies or personal protective equipment (PPE). Even regular cleaning crews don’t know the proper blood cleaning techniques and many won’t even attempt to clean up HIV/AIDS infected blood or any other bodily fluids.
Liability of Cleaning Up HIV/AIDS Blood
Any time there is a blood spill of any sort, an assumption needs to be made that there are bloodborne pathogens. Don’t be liable for the HIV/AIDS blood cleanup. Protect yourself from liability and others from possible infection by calling on a professional biohazard cleanup company to do the job. Then you can rest assured that blood cleanup was done according to protocol and the impacted area is safe to return to.
Call a Biohazard Cleanup Company
A biohazard cleanup company has access to the latest blood cleaning technology and is trained in blood cleanup and remediation. The technicians wear PPE while they clean and decontaminate the area impacted by the HIV/AIDS blood. Hard surfaces can be cleaned, but soft, porous material such as carpet needs to be removed and properly discarded in bio bags. Infected items may NOT go in the regular trash. Discreet, thorough, and compassionate, the blood cleanup technicians will show up in a nondescript, unmarked vehicle typically within an hour of you calling them.
If you have any questions about infectious disease cleanup in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, or anywhere in the state of Arizona, give us a call anytime, 24/7, at (602) BIO-TEAM and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.