HIV and Hepatitis

Hepatitis B, C and HIV Infection These diseases are caused by viruses that are a lot more common in certain populations an parts of the world. These viruses can be easily transmitted by a number of routes such as. [square_list] Blood transfusion Medical procedures with non-sterile equipment Sharing of needles (e.g. tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture and drug abuse) Unprotected sexual contact [/square_list] Remember not to let your guard down and put yourself in situations where viral transmission is possible. [check_list]

What is Safe to Eat?

Getting nasty infections from food is perhaps one of the commonest causes of illness and the main reason that your holiday can be spoilt. Here are a few tips on how to lower your chances of spending the majority of your holiday on the loo! Don’t eat in empty restaurants. Get to the buffet early, and don’t eat food that’s been sitting out too long. Some say Boil it, Cook it, Peel it or forget it. Avoid leftovers or reheated

Can I Drink The Water?

Diseased and infections can be caught from drinking contaminated water, As a quick rule of thumb. Make sure the any water  has been boiled with a rolling boil for a few minutes Drink bottled water from sealed bottles (check they have not been re-sealed!) Canned Drinks (careful with too much beer!) Water Treated with Sterilising agents is usually ok but follow the instructions And keep your mouth shut whilst in the shower Beware of Ice Cubes in your drinks that are not

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