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Can Animals Get Aids

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Animals and aids

If my cat bites someone wih aids and he breaks the skin and bleeds can my cat get aids? Then can my cat give aids to someone else if he bites another person and also breaks the skin. Does human aids live in a cat basically?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Cats and other animals are not affected by HIV in the same way that humans are; the Centers for Disease Control is clear on this issue. HIV will not cause illness in household pets and cannot be transmitted from an infected person to the pet, and... Read more »

can animals carry AIDS

Is it possible for an animal such as a dog that has been living with someone with AIDS for a long... Read more »

HIV Aids from Animal Sex

Hello sir, I have sex with my female doggy, can its give me HIV Aids or any other diseases. pls... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asia: Preventing AIDS Through Animation

A doctoral student worked with her advisors at Stanford University's School of Education and with overseas physicians to create an animated tutorial to teach young Asians about HIV/AIDS. Offered in separate versions targeting youths in India and in... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

An Animal Model for a Functional Cure for AIDS

Dr. Cristian Apetrei A very small proportion of HIV-infected people experience long-term control of viral growth and disease progression in the absence of any antiretroviral therapy. And a fraction of these fortunate individuals, known as... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

"[B]efore researchers can develop new drugs" to "stave off the worst that viruses" -- such as HIV -- and "bacteria can produce, ... they must understand the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, in turn, shape the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Study Finds Immune System Benefits of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Animals Infected With the Monkey Form of HIV While Taking These Drugs

CDC Analysis Presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria: Oral Presentation: Kersh, et al., Oral PrEP during mucosal SHIV infection reduces viremia, preserves CD4 counts, and raises potent T cell responses Pre-exposure... Read more »
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I got infected by an animal

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm serious. My doctor told me that if the animal has hiv it can give it to you by scratching you. I work with monkeys and feel I may be exposed. Thats how the virus made it into humans I think.

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Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
In regard to HIV infected people keeping animals as pets, the guidelines are spelled out in detail in the PAWS website:
Its interesting to note that the previous post had a question about whether you can get HIV from animals.... Read more »

aids engineered by a christian doctor

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
too many christians are saying that aids and hiv are the wrath of god on homosexuals. what actually happened was a doctor who was born again bioengineered aids in a lab, infected someone that he knew was gay(because like most christians, he hates... Read more »

HIV mutation lights way to a cure for AIDS

Posted by ashler1977, 2 Replies
Excellent news!

SYDNEY (January 16, 2013) An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure.

David Harrich from... Read more »