I received a mail from one of my friends and this is one of several such prank mails that land in my inbox. The mails speaks about how "People are more dangerous than HIV". I could not resist to write a reply to the mail at this hour. But I thought it as necessary as a responsible citizen.
Here is the copy of the mail that originated, nobody knows from whom and where. The mail id of the person in the mail is nowhere in the chain mail.
Arvind Khamitkar , I.A.S ,
Director of Medical & Research Div,
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 HIV 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 happened 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.
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
There is no IAS officer who has served as Director of Medical and Research Division in Chennai. There is no institute/centre called the Disease control Centre in Paris.
AND ABOVE ALL HIV DOES NOT SPREAD THE WAY IT IS MENTIONED IN THE MAIL. IF YOU ARE NOT CONVINCED 'NETIZENS' PLS GO TO GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE AND TYPE THE KEY WORDS - ARVIND KHAMITKAR, CHENNAI, DISEASE CONTROL CENTRE, PARIS, HIV, AIDS, CHENNAI... ETC,. and you will get all the details. Please... please.... when the world (www) is available at the click of the button dont ignore and terrorise your friends.