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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 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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asia: Preventing AIDS Through Animation

...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 the rest of Asia, the program uses the... 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

...the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, in turn, shape the evolution of humans and other animals," Boston Globe columnist Stephen Smith writes in an opinion piece. Researchers believe that HIV derived... 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

...(Truvada or an experimental tenofovir drug) at the time of infection, and five of the macaques were not receiving any drugs. The animals receiving ARVs continued to receive the drugs and were followed for up to 20 weeks after the initial... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Global Campaign Launched to Promote Condom Use; "Three Amigos" Animated PSAs Use Humor to Stop Spread of HIV

...A new global campaign promoting condom use to stop the spread of HIV uses public service announcements featuring three animated condom characters who "deliver a serious message" in a "humorous" Read more »
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Animals....Pets

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: http://www.pawssf.org/ Its interesting to note that the Read more »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV from animals. and animals dont get HIV..they may get other diseases that is similar to HIV but not HIV itself. and... Read more »

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 Read more »