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    The truth about transmission
    foreveraggie posted:
    It is stated that transmission from blood happens only from injection drug use and or in a medical setting. It is also stated by professionals that in order to infect with blood, there needs to be an ample amount of blood from infected individual directly into a large open wound of another. They state that 1 drop or less from an infected individual is not enough to transmit to another if an individual were to come into contact with infected blood. The experts also state that hiv cannot be transmitted from infected blood on an inanimate object such as a counter, door knob, etc, even if someone came along, touched the blood and then stuck their finger in their bleeding nose or if the blood touched an open wound. If this is all true, then why do unfortunate individuals contract hiv from medical settings, like the doctor in Tulsa who may have infected hundreds of people from contaminated medical instruments? If instruments were contaminated, would it not be by blood? And if so, instruments would not be used that were dripping in blood would they?!?! So, obviously, only a minute amount of blood is needed, and also, if it can happen in a medical setting, why can't it happen in a home or anywhere else?!?!
    Nancy1983 responded:
    Dear Truth about transmission, It is estimated by my Dr's that I was infected by contaminated dental instruments while I worked in my now ex-husband's dental office in charge of infection control. The instruments were not dripping with blood to use your words. I was constantly sick with every operitunistic infection for 14 yrs and my weight went down to 90 lbs. before I got a diagnosis of full blown AIDS. The disease was misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome all those years because it was made by a famous infection disease specialist in the tiny state of DE. Every time I would go to another specialist as I physically declined, (40 Drs in all) they would minimize my condition and say that if the best Dr said I had chronic fatigue, I had it .It got so bad that the Drs insisted I had a Mental problem. My psychiatrist said you don't give yourself a 105 degree fever so keep searching for help. I finally got divorced by my dentist husband, lost everything and ended up at planned parenthood in the ghetto for a obgyn exam for free, but the Dr. took one look at me and ordered an HIV/AIDS test and that is how I finally got my true diagnosis after all the years of horror. My CD was 4 and it took me 10 yrs to finally live a normal life but I came away with AIDS Dementia Complex .I would like to hear from anyone that suffers from this complex and how they cope. Nancy83
    foreveraggie replied to Nancy1983's response:
    Nancy83, sorry to hear that! That is sad!!! I truly believe that hiv is much easier to contract than the system lets on! If you were contaminated by a dental instrument that was not an injection needle, then the experts are wrong or are flat lying to the public! I am sorry that they did not catch it sooner! I have a family member who was diagnosed with AID's in 1997. They are doing well, non-detectable... His family HIV free...

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