Air Guns/HIV

Wed Oct 19 17:10:05 EST 1994

As an immunologist who studies HIV but not epidemiology, I know of now 
studies to check this, but I would guess its pretty low risk, since 
nothing should enter the body that stays on the air gun, and blood should 
not contaminate it.  Notice no scientist will say it cannot happen.
Jeff Frelinger

On Sun, 16 Oct 1994, Robert Housley wrote:

> Looking for information or studies relating (proving or disproving) the
> spread of HIV or Hepatitis through the use of an Air Gun used to give
> immunizations to a group of people with no sterilization between
> inoculations. Any information or sources will be appreciated.
> I'm not a student or medical professional, I'm an Army Officer .  I need
> this information to confirm or refute what I've been told by the Army
> regarding the safety of inoculating soldiers with an air gun.
> Thanks,
> Rob
> ... We now return to our regularly scheduled flame-throwing.
> ___ Blue Wave/QWK v2.12

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