posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 08:41 AM
reply to post by jtma508
You're comparing an apple to an orange. HIV is transmissable only through the exchange of bodily fluids - and specific bodily fluids at that.
Moreover, simply coming in contact with HIV infected bodily fluid is not enough to contract the disease. The infected bodily fluid must be received
into the body by-passing many of the infection preventing mechanisms employed by the body for the infection to take hold.
Drug-resistant TB is spread through the air. Simply coughing, sneezing, wiping your nose and touching something is enough to infect dozens upon
dozens of people.
Those with HIV who have knowingly infected, or attempted to infect an unwitting or unsuspecting person have been arrested, tried and imprisoned.
Simply do a Google news search and you will find many stories describing such occurances.
Everyday living, with abstinence, will not enable an HIV patient to transmit the illness. However, everyday living of a drug-resistant TB patient
risks infecting tens of thousands! Get the point?