Cleaning Up Blood Infected with HIV/AIDS
Blood spills can pose great danger to anyone who comes across the area unprepared. Cleaning up blood infected with the HIV/AIDS virus should be done by a trained professional. Cordoning off the area, wearing proper personal protection equipment, using the right disinfectant, and properly disposing of the blood are services that a well-trained blood cleanup crew will do.
Cordon Off the Area
The first thing you want to do is cordon off the area impacted by the blood in some way to keep people and animals out until it can be cleaned and decontaminated. You want to make sure that no one (or pets) comes in contact with the HIV/AIDS blood. You don’t want to risk getting infected or cross-contamination to other areas.
Always Wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Georgia Clean always wears personal protection equipment (PPE) when coming onto a scene where HIV/Aids infected blood is present. The PPE would include a full body biohazard suit, gloves, and mask. The blood cleanup technicians are fully donned before entering the scene. The PPE protects our crews from contracting the HIV virus while attending the cleanup. HIV is an extremely dangerous virus that develops into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) over time, affecting the immune system and making the person more susceptible to other diseases often leading to death. The virus is spread by bodily fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. It is extremely important to have the proper PPE while cleaning up HIV blood.
By using protective gear such as medical gloves, protective face wear, and biohazard suits, along with disposing of all soiled material as biohazard waste, we protect ourselves and others from HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and many other diseases.
When cleanup an area that has been impacted by HIV blood, it takes a keen eye to locate every drop and speck of blood. The main area of blood may be obvious, but any splatter can be harder to find. Trained technicians know how to survey the area to ensure that every minute speck is accounted for and cleaned. Most hard surfaces can be cleaned. Any soft surfaces or porous items will have to be removed and properly bagged and disposed of.
Use a Disinfectant That is Rated to Kill HIV
There are many disinfectants on the market. It is important to choose the appropriate disinfectant for the job at hand. In this case, we would select a disinfectant that is rated to kill the HIV/AIDS virus. By using a disinfectant that’s rated for HIV/AIDS blood cleanup, you can rest assured that the impacted area is safe to return to.
Disposal of HIV/Aids Infected Blood
The soft porous items that cannot be cleaned, must be discarded. It is well known that coming in contact with HIV/AIDS blood can be dangerous. For this reason, any item that has the contaminated blood, however small, may not be thrown away in the regular trash. All any item that has come in contact with the blood or has absorbed the bloods in any way, must be properly bagged and transported to a facility for incineration. Proper disposal of HIV/AIDS infected blood is critical to the health and safety of the general population. Blood is a regulated medical waste and must be disposed of properly. Georgia Clean adheres to all laws and regulations for proper disposal. We are licensed to clean, disinfect, transport and dispose of all blood and other biohazards.
Call a Professional HIV/AIDS Blood Cleanup
If you’ve experienced a blood spill on your property and know the person is infected with HIV, always tell the people cleaning it up. Though we at Georgia Clean always take great precautions when handling blood and other bodily fluids, it’s still important information to have in hand and we always treat what you tell us with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.\
Georgia Clean conducts a thorough background check and drug testing on all of its employees. We are also licensed, bonded and insured. Rest assured that your property is in good hands with our highly trained technicians.
If you have any questions about cleaning up blood infected with HIV or AIDS, give us a call anytime, 24/7, at 770-766-4562 and we’ll be happy to help you.