HEY PEOPLE THIS IS NOTHING JUST A URBAN TALE
Reply from RANBAXY :
I have seen this below mentioned mail floating across group email & I feel its my moral responsibility to correct all misconceptions regarding HIV/AIDS. I can do this because I am educated enough to comment on this and for those who don't know my profession ..I am serving as Brand Manager (Product Manager) handling anti HIV/AIDS portfolio (called as Antiretroviral Drugs) in Ranbaxy.
Please read following points carefully & don't send such emails related to medical ailments without having complete knowledge about it (even partial knowledge could be grossly dangerous). HIV (virus) requires *ONLY* *Blood or Semen* as medium to transmit from one body to another HIV *can not* transmit even through *Saliva* (mucous) i.e. even if HIV-infected patient coughs and another person is exposed to his sputum (cough), the virus still can not transmit because concentration of virus particles in sputum is almost NIL & exposure to air
anyway kills virus in fraction of seconds.
In case HIV-infected person got an injury (like the cut in below mentioned story) and he is bleeding, the virus can transmit to another person only if another person has a cut/wound in his body & that too when *blood From both person comes in contact with each other* (this is also very very Rare unless bleeding is very high) and not otherwise HIV can *never survive in any other liquid* medium also other than blood or semen (& please for God sake ... never in Pani Puri wala's pani) 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 bun Your 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* (story of needle pricks in Cinema theatres goes down the drain). Even if blood from a wound (of infected person) dries up (*blood clot*), *the virus
dies* and can not infect anyone else HIV transmission is *ONLY* an *INFECTION* i.e. entrance of virus in one's body. It *DOES NOT MEAN AIDS*. An HIV-infected person (after entrance of virus) can progress to condition of AIDS only after *8 to 10 YEARS *(not in 15 days as in the mentioned story)
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.
Most importantly, HIV is no longer 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 is *UnsafeSex*, *Blood transfusion* (check before taking) / Blood donation (us sterilized needles only) and any *blood contact during an accident *or so where amount of bleeding is very high
SUCH AN INFORMATION IS STRICTLY FOR THE USE OF HUMANITY...
SO GO ON...DO THE GOOD WORK...PASS IT ON TO OTHERS...
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