Monday, October 8, 2007

All U need to know about AIDS

I got this in a message, seems to be true for me...... hence i have posted this, so that all of you will come to know something about this!!!!!

*Even if one drinks an HIV infected blood of someone(ingest through Gastro Intestinal track), the virus can not survive intheacidic pH of stomach*. Highest extent of acidity is 0 (practically notpossible) so imagine 1 as pH which is in our stomach. (This pH can burnyour 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*(hencestory of needle pricks in Cinema theatres is a crap). Even if bloodfroma wound (of infected person) dries up (*blood clot*), *the virusdies*and can not infect anyone else.

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

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

* It is *not HIV (virus) that kills a human* .....the virus attacksimmune cells (cells that fight against foreign pathogens/antigens) andhence a person's ability to fight against infections & diseases slowlydiminishes and person ultimately dies of a disease which could be assimple 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 isUnsafe 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.

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