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Repeated Exposure
      #187519 - 04/22/06 10:50 AM

Why do most HIV experts say that repeated exposure is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person is exposed multiple times, then the body can no longer eliminate HIV?

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Re: Repeated Exposure new
      #187542 - 04/22/06 01:29 PM

its not correct that repeated exposure is necassary to contract hiv....whats necassary is that conditions for infection have to be right, hiv is a fragile disease, and in many its difficult to pass, but also in many its easily passed. Everyone's different. Having said that, don't fool yourself that repeated exposure and not contacting hiv, doesnt mean you are in anyway immune to it, just means that conditions havent been right YET. protect yourself, you wont know if those conditions are right until its too late and you become infected. Good Luck & God Bless*

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      #187588 - 04/22/06 10:31 PM

Being expose to HIV does not guarantee infection, but it can happen in a one time exposure. The odds are greater for infection if you repeatedly expose youself to it.

The human body has no way of "riding" the virus. Our immune systems are not like cats. It does not have 9 lives. If the conditions are right, infection will occur. Do not assume these odds of infection when it comes to you. You need to use protection everytime.

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