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SEX WITH A MONKEY!!!!
Oct 3, 2006

1.is that true sex with a monkey cused hiv aids?

and i heard a story about steriod use there where 12 guys and one of them was hiv postive they all shared a needle and they all came out postive how is that possbile

and in africa i heard people belive havin sex with a virgin takes away the hiv aids from them what do you think about that dr bob i thinks thats dumb and those people that rape women for that should burn in hell

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

1. Nope. Monkey sex is not what caused the AIDS pandemic. It is true the virus originated in monkeys and jumped species into man, but not by monkeying around, so to speak. The virus is in blood. Chances are hunters got infected monkey blood into their systems via a cut or bite, rather than a night of passion swinging from tree to tree.

2. Sharing needles with someone who is HIV infected is a very efficient route for HIV transmission. I have no details about the particular case you reference.

3. Yes, I too have heard about the shocking tribal belief that AIDS can be cured by having sex with virgins. This is morally reprehensible behavior. That this belief still exists and in some remote areas is still practiced twenty-five years into the pandemic is a sad commentary on the state of global HIV awareness, prevention and treatment.

Dr. Bob


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