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Urine as fertilizer

Nov 21, 2013

urine can be used as fertilizer, however what if it comes from HIV infected person ? will urine from HIV person get in your growing food ? will it get into you and give you aids ?

Response from Dr. Wohl

Short answer: No.

Long answer: Really? HIV, a virus that evolved in primates, surviving the process of evaporation and being incorporated into a plant and then ingested in sufficient amounts to cause infection in a salad-eating human? Ummm, no.


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