Friday, June 4, 2010

Can a needle prick infect you with HIV/AIDS?

It may be "retro"
but it's still deadly, damn it.
There have a been a lot of ruckus here in Cebu City regarding the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). A friend in particular has been scratching his arm where he claimed to have been pricked with a needle from an HIV positive person at a night bar called Mangos. Whether this skin rash is caused by paranoia or is a symptom of AIDS can only be determined by a blood test. 

So can a needle prick really infect you with HIV/AIDS? Sadly, it can. A lot of people who use heroin becomes infected when they inject the illegal drugs to their veins with needles or syringes that are often shared with someone with HIV. This kind of contact with the virus is the primary cause of the infection in Europe.

Whether the news is true or not, it's simply best to stay away from places with complete strangers. And for the love of your own life, avoid irresponsible sex.

Read more about AIDS in Wikipedia.

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