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      #79193 - 12/15/03 04:49 PM

You would think that after 21 years of this disease being around, all the news, and all the education out there, that people would know how this disease is contracted. I see daily on this board people who seem to have no clue about how this disease is spread, they seem to think that it is as easy as just having someone touch you, grind on you, jack you off, etc. There are very few ways that this disease is spread.
HIV is spread:

1. by having sex without a condom. Vaginal and anal sex carries a high risk. The risk of getting HIV from oral sex is low.
2. by sharing needles and/or syringes to inject drugs or steroids.
3. from a mother to her infant during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding.
4. By getting a tattoo or piercing from a dirty needle.
5. by transfusions, blood products, or organ transplants. This kind of transmission no longer happens in developed countries, which test all donated blood and organs for HIV.
You can't get HIV from a toilet seat or from touching an infected person. You can't get HIV from being sneezed or coughed or spit on by an infected person. You can't get HIV You can't get HIV from a mosquito, flea, or tick bite. You can't get HIV from general contact.

Maybe this will help with the questions some of you have.
The G-Man




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