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Originally posted by stealthmonkey
EVERY BIT OF INFORMATION I HAVE RESEARCHED claims rh- blood type cannot contract hiv either they are wrong or i do not have hiv for which i have been on medication for 7 years however i have not been sick not even a cold in 7 years since i have been on the medication im just wondering if im just part of an experiment or something i get my blood work done every 6 months andfor 6 years i have been undetectable im just stumped can anyone shed any light on this subject? someone who knows what there talking about.
question: if i am o- how can i have hiv if the doctors say it is impossibleedit on 8-7-2012 by stealthmonkey because: (no reason given)
perpetuated on the internet stating such comments as "O- (Blood type O rh negative) people are somehow "immune" to HIV. Actually, the inverse has been shown:
Blood type O is more susceptible to HIV infection (type B is less infective), whereas Rh - groups do show more resistance to infection than Rh + groups.
To believe that if one is O- (or any supposed "immune" blood type), is absolutely dangerous belief and could cause one to be lax in their own health, set them up for HIV infection, a lifetime of expensive drug regimes and possible early death due to AIDS. Additionally, there are countless different strains of HIV, and the virus mutates rapidly.
ALWAYS be protective of your health. Though one blood type may show more or less infectivity, they are all still shown to be infective by HIV. Resistance or susceptibility to HIV is multifactorial (blood type, receptor type, highly pathogenic strain of HIV, etc.) So the answer to your question is "Yes," you may be O- and STILL contract HIV.
Originally posted by Gixxer
I have found no reliable, scientific evidence anywhere that being Rh negative protects anyone from developing AIDS. None. There is no credible science to back up this claim.
So for anyone out there who is Rh negative, please take all of the usual precautions. You get no protection from having this blood type. Which isn't surprising when you think about it.
From a scientific point of view, it would be really weird if having Rh negative blood did give protection. After all, Rh negative has to do with red blood cells and AIDS has to do with white blood cells. It is very hard (although not impossible) to come up with ways for something in red blood cells to affect AIDS.
i have to question this entire thread when you claim you have done research, it takes all of 2 minutes online to prove that all blood types are at risk for hiv.
i smell a troll.