Does a less healthier person, more prone to get HIV?
Aug 25, 2011
Doctor, I know that you are a wonerful person, giving peace and guidance to a whole bunch of people. I have few questions.
I heard that, the chance of getting infected with HIV virus, from a needle/syringe prick with HIV + blood, is .3 to .8 percentage.
1. Is the above said correct?
2. Does this percentage have a connection with the health of the person?
3. I mean , Does a more healthier person, less prone to get infected with HIV this way?
4. Also , does a less healthier person, more prone to get infected with HIV this way?
Response from Dr. Frascino
1. Yes, but there are many variables involved in whether HIV is actually transmitted.
HIV doesn't really care if you're healthy or not. I was extremely healthy when the virus found me. I seroconverted following an occupational needle stick and laceration in January 1991.
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