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Originally posted by siriuslyone
Please let me be around a smoker than an aids victim who may spit on me??
Originally posted by ANOK
I will tell anyone you want me to...
You CANNOT get AIDS from Saliva. Only blood, vaginal fluids or semen.
If the carier has any of those in their saliva then yes I guess you could get it.
But it is VERY rare to get aids from non direct contact with said fluids, because the virus dies very quickly once outside the body.
If you don't believe me look it up.
However, HIV is not spread by saliva or spit, sweat or tears.
The AIDS virus is not transmitted by kissing. This myth began when it was
reported that the AIDS viruscan appear in minute quantities
in the saliva and tears of people with AIDS. However
(even in larger quantities),the virus can’t be transmitted without a direct line
to the bloodstream.
Tell that to the police officers who have to transport aids victims to and from the hospital, yes they get the best of care, aids vic's do.
I am aware of at least 3 from our federal pen who have got it this way, and they are straight.
I do hospice, and we have all the latest information on all communicable diseases.We are only given aids patients who are in the very last days..
The only substance that kills aids instantly is clorox.
Just to get it straight: the virus is called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is, as the name suggests, a syndrome; which means a collection of symptoms. HIV attacks certain elements of the immune system and if left unchecked will lower the bodies immune response to such an extent that it can't fight of diseases at all (this is AIDS). Many HIV infected people if treated with the correct drugs, do not get AIDS, however the virus never goes away.
HIV struggles to survive outside the human body, so to say you need clorox to kill it is just ridiculous. If it doesn't die by itself soap or even just hot water will kill it. People sharing needles can obviously pass the virus to each other, though this is because they quickly pass the needle to each other, not giving the virus chance to die off.
As a police officer or health care worker (or in fact an IV drug user) you should be much more worried about Hepatitis, which is a lot more infectious and will survive outside the body for much longer. As the previous poster can probably attest to. Getting HIV this way is very, very rare but catching Hep is relatively common.
Attributing almost supernatural powers to HIV is wrong, and contributes greatly to the stigmitisation of people with the disease.
In a hospital here, the doctors tried an experiment on an aids patient.
They took out all his blood and boiled it to the temp. that was 'supposed' to kill the virus. it failed miserably because it was still in his tissues and brain.