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Postby pedro21101 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:24 pm

What if mosquito which have bited man which is HIV positive will bite me? Will i get HIV too?
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:30 pm

Deffinetly not! When i designed the fliers for last year's campaign along with my team we specifically wrote that it is impossible for the virus to be transmitted through insect bites
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Postby victor » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:10 am

Since HIV virus is not Arbo (Arthropod-borne) virus, then it can't use arthropods as vectors, so don't worry.. :wink:
HIV is a type of Retrovirus, genera Lentivirus, only spread through direct blood contact with positive-HIV people. (actually saliva contact is also, but the chance is not as high as blood contact)
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:43 pm

You can get HIV virus, if let's say you french-kiss a person that has it and you both have open woonds in your mouth... So, you can see, chances are very smalll...
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Postby victor » Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:47 am

it must be hurt kissing with a wounded mouth.. :lol:
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:20 pm

Not really(experience :D :D )
On a more serious matter, it doesn't have to be a big woond, just big enough for the virus to get inside. It could be microscopic
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Postby Poison » Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:11 am

victor wrote:it must be hurt kissing with a wounded mouth.. :lol:


Andrew is right. ;) ( a similar experience :lol: )
By the way I'm not talking about a wound that is too big. :)
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Postby victor » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:06 pm

:shock: I've never experience such that thing....because 'taboo' words are always circling around people in my country... :lol:
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Postby Poison » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:43 pm

We have those words too. Believe me they are NOTHING!!!

PS: Maybe discussing this on a different topic is proper as this is microbiology board, but I just wanted to tell my opinion. :)
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Postby victor » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:30 am

:D I like you said that Ozge...
Oh yes, back to da topic...any question 'bout Arbovirus?or perhaps about Robovirus, Nebovirus or Sobovirus? :lol:
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Postby twinkle » Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:54 pm

i havent french-kissed anyone yet, and im scared of doing so coz the HIV rate is so high in my country.could it really be dangerous to smooch a person???????
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:47 pm

Relax, even if you do kiss a seropozitive person the chances of getting infected are minimum. You have a better chance of dieing by getting hit by an airplane.
Whatever you do, don't tell anyone "I won't kiss you because you may have HIV. That is a real turn-off :D :D "
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