10 Curious Questions Asked About HIV Transmission in 2013
December 1, 2013
There's no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to learning about HIV. Accurate information about HIV transmission is one of the greatest tools out there to fight the epidemic, and on TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forums, our experts field many serious questions about HIV risks. HIV education is still sorely needed around the globe, and when a person takes a step to correct misconceptions and fears about how HIV is acquired by reaching out for clarification from trusted professionals, we welcome that.
And it sure can make for some zany, imaginative queries. Here are 10 of the most farfetched questions that have been asked on our forums this year. (Spoiler alert: None of these people were at risk for HIV from the scenarios they describe. Not one!)
Comment by: Jennifer Weirick
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm UTC
My question is...why would you use urine as fertilizer.....EVER? The second part of my question is unanswerable to any person with any commonality about them.
Comment by: George Maris
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014 at 6:21 am UTC
Those are some good questions. The answers to all the questions are the same, however most people are not educated in the field of HIV/AIDS. There's still fear and stigma associated with the disease. But as long as people are asking the question, that's a good thing.
Comment by: George Maris
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014 at 6:15 am UTC
Absolutely , there's is no stupid questions asked when it comes to HIV/AIDS. Questions act as a information board. People searching for answers usually find them in question form.
Comment by: Duane
(Ft Myers, FL)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013 at 10:02 am UTC
The 10 Questions are very interesting and amusing. However, I am disappointed that you did not answer the questions. There are elements to those questions that, if responded to, would have been educational to your readers. I believe you missed a golden opportunity to clear up some misunderstandings and educate people.
Comment by: Mark S. King
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013 at 9:37 am UTC
I look forward to this list of HIV transmission questions every year, and this one certainly does not disappoint. I laughed out loud, and cringed just as much.
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