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Posted by: JP | 2007/08/07

RE: Urine and HIV

Doc from the previous posting 1975. Why is this not a risk?
I get the impression (without alot of detail here as we are space constrained) that it is indeed a risk, but if it is called a risk, it will cause public havoc, and therefore it is said not to be...

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Dear Jp
"the appearance of HIV in saliva, urine, tears, and sweat is of no major clinical importance, as transmission of HIV through these fluids does not routinely occur, primarily because of the low concentration of HIV in these fluids."
http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/AIDS/HIV.html

"Urine and Tears—are NOT considered infectious. While HIV has been found in urine and tears, it is not concentrated in an amount sufficient for transmission. " http://www.mnaidsproject.org/learn/transmission.htm


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