posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:01 AM
I'm NOT refuting this as a real health crisis. However, HIV cannot live in saliva or sweat. Saliva contains amylase- an enzyme that destroys the
virus, and sweat contains putrescene and cadaverine ( I know, kind of gross, but true, ) as well as bacteria, sebum and uric acid- all of which ALSO
In my opinion- and I'm not there, so I can't know-- this is influenza. Flu decimates white blood cells so rapidly that one can have a normal count
at breakfast and have fewer than one who is about to die of HIV/AIDS by evening. A strains of flu are especially trophic for WBCs, as well. As I
said in a prior post- in 1918, microscopy from throat, mouth ad lung samples of living and deceased flu victims showed an absolute absence of WBCs-
proving that the influenza had destroyed them.
I am inclined to believe that this is a flu outbreak in China. If it is H1N1, it has mutated to become more lethal and more contagious (remember- flu
is aeresolized transmission- HIV is body fluids, but not sweat or saliva---and flu can live in the air from 3-15 days!). I believe close quarters,
not saliva, has spread this outbreak, and because H1N1 has mutated, is manifesting lyphmatically, rather than respiratorily, as is common to the
The fact that NO ONE has been swabbed for H1N1 is the biggest "tell" to me- like SARS, rhinoviruses, TB, certain Herpes strains- close proximity is
the way of ingress-- and until the Chinese health authorities rule out H1N1 I'm not going to worry (except for the people who are ill, obviously).
[edit on 9-6-2009 by CultureD]