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#1    Lava_Lady

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:15 PM

"Researchers from the University of Florida and University of California, San Francisco are reporting a surprise finding that may lead to the development of an effective vaccination against thehuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV). And the finding involves cats.

More specifically, it involves the discovery of an immune responsein humans infected with HIV to a specific protein associated with the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). "   -  by Dr. Lorie Huston, DVM | petMD.com


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

Great news. They can send the vaccine to Africa to those people eating the infected fruit bats, but just because there is a vaccine does not mean that they should keep eating the bats.
Obviously, this is only one area of the problems with HIV.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:12 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 19 November 2013 - 10:59 PM, said:

Great news. They can send the vaccine to Africa to those people eating the infected fruit bats, but just because there is a vaccine does not mean that they should keep eating the bats.
Obviously, this is only one area of the problems with HIV.

Do the fruit bats carry HIV???  If yes, and it's transferable via eating them, seems like a pretty simple solution, stop eating fruit bats.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:15 PM

View PostLava_Lady, on 19 November 2013 - 11:12 PM, said:

Do the fruit bats carry HIV???  If yes, and it's transferable via eating them, seems like a pretty simple solution, stop eating fruit bats.
It seems so, Still Waters has started a thread about it, coincidently just after you started this one.
Can't do the link....cos on my husbands tablet and do not know how and i am not geting out of bed to turn on the tower.

Edited by freetoroam, 19 November 2013 - 11:16 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:16 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 19 November 2013 - 11:15 PM, said:

It seems so, Still Waters has started a thread about it, coincidently just after you started this one.
Can't do the link....cos on my husbands tablet and do not know how and i am not geting out of bed to turn on the tower.

haha!  I understand completely!  I'll look for it.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:34 PM

View PostLava_Lady, on 19 November 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

haha!  I understand completely!  I'll look for it.
There were 2 links on that thread, only one now.
The virus is a strain and the rabies virus was already known about.
So although I said HIV, its anothe strain.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:50 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 19 November 2013 - 11:34 PM, said:

There were 2 links on that thread, only one now.
The virus is a strain and the rabies virus was already known about.
So although I said HIV, its anothe strain.

yech!  They don't even need to carry HIV to avoid them.   They are chock full o' disease for sure!  Better to just admire them from afar, they are not as helpful as sweet little kitty cats.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:24 AM

Well, if you just gotta eat fruit bats then you really need to learn to clean and cook them properly.

Deep frying them has always worked for me.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

Deep frying covers a lot of sins.





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