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HIV facts u must know

*Simran* IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 24 June 2008 at 12:19pm | IP Logged

HIV - Facts -



         HIV can never survive in any other liquid* medium also other than blood or semen (& please for God sake ... never in Pani Puri wala pani)

         Even if one drinks an HIV infected blood (or semen) of someone (ingest through Gastro Intestinal track), the virus can not survive in the acidic pH of stomach*. Highest extent of acidity is 0 (practically not possible) so imagine 1 as pH which is in our stomach. (This pH can burn your own finger in less than a second if you dip in that acid).

         Exposure of less than 1 second in AIR KILLS the HIV virus* (hence story of needle pricks in Cinema theatres is a crap). Even if blood from a wound (of infected person) dries up (*blood clot*), *the virus dies*and can not infect anyone else

         HIV transmission is *ONLY* an *INFECTION* i.e. entrance of virus in one's body. It *DOES NOT MEAN AIDS*.

         An HIV-infected person (after entrance of virus) can progress to a condition of AIDS only after *8 to 10 YEARS *(not in 15 days as in the Pani Puri story)

         It is *not HIV (virus) that kills a human* .....the virus attacks immune cells (cells that fight against foreign pathogens/antigens) and hence a person's ability to fight against infections & diseases slowly diminishes and person ultimately dies of a disease which could be as simple as TB

         Most importantly, HIV is no longer a dreadful disease ... it is "*CHRONIC MANAGEABLE DISEASE*" just like Diabetes or Hypertension.

         If there is anything you need to be careful from to prevent HIV is Unsafe sex*, *Blood transfusion* (check before taking) /Blood donation (use sterilized needles only) and any *blood contact during an accident *or so where amount of bleeding is very high.

~devi~ Goldie

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Posted: 27 June 2008 at 11:58am | IP Logged
thanks for sharring Smile
its very important to know...
HIV can be transmitted in so many ways, luckily condoms can usually preevnt it since it is transmitted through body fluids.
samz-14 Senior Member

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Posted: 05 July 2008 at 2:55pm | IP Logged
Thnx 4 the info
ebanyan Groupbie

Joined: 05 January 2009
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Posted: 03 February 2009 at 2:30am | IP Logged
thanks for the info but i have one question to ask that

if HIV virus cannot survive in the air then how it is possible to take a blood sample from a person and put it on biological slide for microscopic examination and find out that the person is infected by the HIV or not. May be there is some other methods to find out the HIV presence. do you have any information about that??

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