AIDS is transferred through body fluid exchange. If a person with AIDS sneezes on
you and you inhale it, you CAN in fact contract AIDS. If a person with AIDS spits
in your face and you ingest or inhale it, you CAN get AIDS.
In fact AIDS is transferred through body fluid exchange, but "just" by blood
or sperm. The reason for that is simple: Spittle contains the viruses, but their number
is marginal. That's why all kind of educational advertising always bring examples like
using the same glass of water, used by an infected person, is harmless. Although you're
right, I wouldn't try it ...
... that has caused it to reach epidemic proportions in many European countries and
even in Russia....
Well, I wouldn't call it an epidemic in East Europe or Russia, but in Africa. Health
Care Policy isn't very comon in those countries, people don't know how about the danger
of diseases and what kind of precautions they have to take. And if they have got sexual
intercourses without using condomes, the consequences are preassigned (like it or not,
but people have got *censored* before marriage, no one is perfect).
In Africa the
situation is even worser: A lot of governments tell their people that AIDS is brought
to them by the evil western countries.....