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New ways of transmission between partners?
      12/01/05 01:32 PM

I hope this post doesn't come off as juvinile.
I am in a situation that I am sure many of you are in. My partner is positive and I am currently negative. I am rather comitted to staying negative though I am more committed to my life with the man I love. With all of this talk in the news about bedbugs lately, I got curious and did some quick research.
I found that these bedbugs prey exclusively on human blood and actually, it seems they are perfectly designed for vector transmission of various diseases. The research shows that they have never been shown to transmit, however. It also seems that the main reason they have not been transmitting blood bourne is that after they draw your blood, they retire to rest or hybernate for a week or more during which time the disease agents outside of the human body die.
Because bedbugs have not been a huge problem in recent years, not much has been considered in my opinion of the possibility of transmission between people who sleep together of a number of diseases. Hepatitis B seems like a perfect disease for this bug to pick up from a person and pass to the partner by biting before its hybernation period in the night. Hepatitis C might fit this as well as far as I can tell. Why not HIV or other serious infections?
Isnt this something we should be watching?

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* New ways of transmission between partners? thomas22 12/01/05 01:32 PM
. * Re: New ways of transmission between partners? debtex   12/01/05 09:23 PM
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