Thursday, June 4, 2009

HIV/AIDS: Knowledge is Power












HIV can never survive in any other liquid medium also other than blood or semen (& please for God sake ... never in Pani Puri wala pani)



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Even if one drinks an HIV infected blood (or semen) of someone

(ingest through Gastro Intestinal track), the virus can not survive in the acidic pH of stomach. Highest extent of acidity is 0 (practically not possible) so imagine 1 as pH which is in our stomach. (This pH can burn

your own finger in less than a second if you dip in that acid).




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Exposure of less than 1 second in AIR KILLS the HIV virus(hence story of needle pricks in Cinema theatres is a crap). Even if blood from a wound (of infected person) dries up (blood clot), the virus diesand can not infect anyone else



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



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An HIV-infected person (after entrance of virus) can progress to a condition of AIDS only after 8 to 10 YEARS (not in 15 days as in the Pani Puri story). In some cases the time span may be 20 yrs. too.



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It is not HIV (virus) that kills a human .....the virus attacks immune cells (cells that fight against foreign pathogens/antigens)

and hence a person's ability to fight against infections & diseases slowly diminishes and person ultimately dies of a disease which could be as simple as TB



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Most importantly, HIV is no longer a dreadful disease ... it is "CHRONIC MANAGEABLE DISEASE" just like Diabetes or Hypertension.



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If there is anything you need to be careful from to prevent HIV is Unsafe 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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PLZ O PLZ spread this message to avoid rumors and to educate people.


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2 Comments:

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

एकदम सही बात, जानकारी ही शक्ति है।
-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

Dr. Mukul Srivastava said...

बहुत खूब लिखा है कष्ट इस बात का है देर से पहुंचा लेकिन ख़ुशी इस बात की है कि पहुँच गया