new way of spreading HIV!!!

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Philippines
August 27, 2008 12:09am CST
I received a message from my friendster acct. that says new way of spreading HIV/AIDS. Maybe you've receive it too or read about it. This is just something to remind everyone. They (people who are spreading HIV/AIDS) are using needles. They stick it out at a seat with a message saying that you just got infected with HIV/AIDS. Most of the time they do it on cinemas. Many countries and cities have reported such events. So every time you go to a cinema, which is usually dark, be very cautious and vigilant before using the seats or chairs. If this is the first time you've read about this, please inform everyone about it and help prevent spreading the virus. Be carefullllll, it is possible...
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@bbjwlsn (263)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I have no idea if this story is true or not, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it were. There are some very sick people in this world, and I'm not talking about having HIV/ AIDS. I am talking mentally sick. I can very well see where someone with the virus may feel, well, I have it, so I'm going to give to others. It is a darn shame that we have to be so careful nowadays. Even though we do not do the things that will cause us to get a disease, it is still possible that some sick mind will spread it anyway.
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
yeah!! that's definitely right!!!
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Whether it is true or not.. that is insane. What are people thinking any more? Lets infect others, because I have the disease. Wow, has the world changed. I haven't heard anything about it, but hey better safe then sorry. thanks for the info.
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
Yeah! People with such mentality are insane! They'll burn in hell. Instead of doing such thing they should help inform others about the virus. they should make good of their precious time left in the lives..
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
Good day... I'm in the medical field and it is very possible to get infected not only by HIV but with other blood borne viruses such as hepa virus (Hepatitis B causative agent) among others with an infected syringe. I mean if a patient is angry enough to spread what they'd got to the unsuspecting public and have access to medical equipments such as syringes and EDTA tube it is very possible. Places like cinemas wherein it is dark and people are unexpecting are usually a target place. I'm not scaring anyone but if there are sporadic reports about this matter then I think we should be cautious. Again I say it is very possible.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Hey, can you post some proofs of that here?
@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
27 Aug 08
Who said it is not true? Well i'm afraid to tell this, that friend of my friend, i just know from my friend, she says her friend now has this HIV virus on her body, when she go to the doctor because she doesn't feeling well at that time, and she surprised that the doctor said she suffer from this killing virus, she remember that once she go to the cinema and feels that something sharp hurt her when she's taking a seat ... I'm afraid but, an aware from ourselves help us to avoid unwanted things happen to us .... just be carefull
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Is that so? Hope she gets well.
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I have never heard of this,but I'm having a hard time believing it. which cities have reported this happening?and which countries? I guess its possible people are crazy now a days..
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
They said it was in the cities of new delhi, india and paris, france. yeah there's a possibility but I'm skeptic about it. But there's nothing wrong if you'd be careful right?..
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
27 Aug 08
That is just another one of those "urban legends" and it is not true. When you hearthings like that go to Snopes.com
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
yeah, I'm skeptic about it.. But there's nothing wrong if you'd be careful right??
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@MissGia (955)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I honestly don't believe this, nor should you believe everything you read. HIV/AIDS is a horrible disease, i dont think people who are suffering from would honestly want to infect other people with it, unless they have no soul.
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@harips (106)
• India
27 Aug 08
it really startling news.i can't beleive that.hiv virus cannot be transmitted like that ........then if it is true no one can survive necause there are alot of hiv virus affected people and all of them cut their hairs and shave teh face.then the others who are using that shop can also be infected.so it ios just a rumour or a joke dont fear abt it
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
hi there. i received that message in friendster too, like a couple of months ago. yeah its very sad. but i wonder if it is really true. thats really a very bad way to spread the disease. why would people do that in the very first place. i just hope those people will just post here in mylot if they have nothing else to do with their lives:D
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@corngrass (727)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 08
Hi! I received that kind of email before too. And i also ever read about a news where a cook who got infected with HIV/AIDS in a fast food center drip a drop his blood and mix it with ketchup and then serve it to the customer. I also come across friends from other countries who mention those who infected by HIV/AIDS use a needle with their own blood to rob others. Sometimes, we can't help much but we can do whatever we can to prevent the spread. Be careful and pray hard. =)
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Is that so?..
@quinnkl (1667)
• United States
28 Aug 08
How sad that these rumors are spread and that people read them and still believe them after years of hoax sites probing them wrong. What is the matter with us as a country that we feel the need to scare, humiliate, and send untrue things? Ah well.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
My apologies...
• United States
28 Aug 08
I can understand if you are truly concerned and want to pass this along but it is a hoax. Meaning it is a made up story. I always go to Snopes and check out stories that are passed on to me from the internet. Most of them ar not true.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Okay, Thanks for the info..
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
28 Aug 08
This is a story for some years now! I think it keeps coming. Do not be much hassled. Just live carefully.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Stay safe...
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I've heard about this before at least 10 years ago where I live. But in phone booths, not in movie theaters. They would put a needle somewhere where you would grab without looking. Most of them turned out to be hoaxes though thankfully.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Yeah, thank God!!
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
28 Aug 08
How could that possible!!! Intentionally spreading HIV/AIDS virus? THAT's A CRIME! I don't believe it. It just not human. Completely insane. I wonder how police/security enforcement act to this kind of new crime. How health department react to this? I can't believe this. I mean many health organization (WHO etc.) is doing their best to eliminate spreading HIV/AIDS and try to develop a new cure against it, ppl who have HIV/AIDS intentionally spreading their virus? That's antagonist don't you think?
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Yeah, I agree..
@sumpter (214)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I have heard of this, but it is just an urban legend. I also heard that some guy was pouring his infected blood into the ketchup dispenser at the mcdonalds. This caused widespread hysteria as people were thinking that they could ingect the virus and become infected. However, HIV is a virus and can not live outside of the human body for long periods of time. Even if someone did ingest the virus, it would die.