Save yourself n Save Others

September 14, 2006

HIV through Needles – Save your self and others

Filed under: Awareness — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 12:16 pm

Got this mail today, this same mail I received last year too, amazing, isn’t it? Something always remains in the INFINITE loop and I will not be surprised next year if I see the same mail in my inbox 🙂

The email is certainly not from the person mentioned in the email as I tried some googling and found the same email originated from one “S. Dinesh Gopinath, coincidently he was also the so called “I.A.S, Director of Medical & Research Div, Chennai” and here in following email its from “Arvind Khamitkar”
On Google search for the query “I.A.S, Director of Medical & Research” (with quotes), all search results were related to this same mail, whereas I was expecting some results related to this post maybe on something else, but none, so I doubt if such post exist in Indian Administration.
The email contents are worth reading, but I did not find any evidence to support the incidents mentioned in the mail, but well its good to keep people alert at public places.

Here are the email details

Subject (of what I received): Important .. save your self and others
From: Originating address Not Available

Dear All,
Be careful

(Don’t avoid Pls read this mail)

FROM Arvind Khamitkar , I.A.S, Director of Medical & Research Div,

Dear Friends,

A few weeks ago, in a movie theatre, a person felt something poking from her seat. Whe n she got up to see what it was, she found a needle sticking out of the seat with a note attached saying “You have just been infected by HIV”.

The Disease Control Center (in Paris ) reports many similar events in many other cities
recently. All tested needles were HI V Positive. The Center also reports that needles have been found in cash dispensers at public banking machines. We ask everyone to use extreme caution when faced with this kind of situation. All public chairs/seats should be inspected with vigilance and caution before use. A careful visual inspection should be enough. In addition, they ask that each of you pass this message along to all members of your family and your friends of the potential danger.

Recently, one doctor has narrated a somewhat similar instance that hppened to one of his patients at the Priya Cinema in Delhi. A young girl, engaged and about to be married in a couple of months, was pricked while the movie was going on. The tag with the needle had the message “Welcome to the World of HIV family”. Though the doctors told her family that it takes about 6 months before the virus grows strong enough to start damaging the system and a healthy victim could survive about 5-6 years, the girl died in 4 months, perhaps more because of the “Shock thought”.

We all have to be careful at public places, rest God help! Just think about saving a life by
forwarding this message. Please, take a few seconds of your time to pass along.

With Regards,

Arvind Khamitkar ,
I.A.S, Director of Medical & Research Div, Chennai.

Rather than forwarding irrelevant mails, kindly pass this to every one. Probably ur mail can help some save his/her life.

Don’t believe it, its not TRUE!



  1. Its not correct dont belive it… It is not possible to spread like this

    Comment by Madhu — February 5, 2007 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

  2. perhaps it’s not correct, but it’s not impossible at all, i think this mail is dangerous! it can give this bad idea to some people having HIV.

    Comment by mima — March 23, 2007 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

    • this mail is fake.One of the main reason for that is,HIV virus can’t survive in room temperature.I wrote about the same long time back

      Comment by anishthomas — October 1, 2009 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

  3. The virus stays fresh till the blood is moist and it has to injected immediately on a person. But in the hot climates the virus cannot survive outside for long

    so dont belive it,its fake

    Comment by ganesh balu — September 9, 2008 @ 5:10 pm | Reply

  4. That’s really so lame to believe cause blood dries quickly it cannot be conserved on a needle ;moreover, HIV when exposed to air dies !!!!!!

    Comment by Samara Nour Eddine — October 15, 2008 @ 12:01 am | Reply

  5. THIS IS VERY TRUE!! it happened to a friend, maybe when is hot it doesn’t work as much but what about the hot places?. a lot of people have died because of this so be very careful.

    Comment by Priscila — February 13, 2009 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

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    Comment by sandrar — September 11, 2009 @ 2:04 am | Reply

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