Monday, December 22, 2008

Oral sex and risk-AIDS

What is the relationship? - You ask. It turns out that quite a! At least so believe scientists from UCLA Dental Institute (USA). They held a special laboratory study and its results published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes at the beginning of December 2004.
The purpose of the experimental work was to study the influence of alcohol on the susceptibility of culture cells, mucous membrane lining of the mouth, to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIVE). To do so from the mucosa of the oral cavity of HIVE patients uninfected cells kept for 10 minutes at 4% ethanol (similar to the content of alcohol in the most popular among Americans alcoholic beverages - beer) and then subjected to HIVE. It turned out that alcohol-treated epithelial cells of mucous membrane of the mouth were 3-6 times more susceptible to HIVE than cells that are not affected by alcohol.
It is these results have allowed the head of the study, Dr. June-wing Ghent concluded that consumption of alcohol, even in traditional American and previously considered to be "harmless" concentration, significantly increases the risk of HIVE infection with oral sex.
The originality of this pilot study is that researchers tried to find the specific mechanism of HIVE infection in modern society, in which oral sex "heated" Alcohol has long been no surprise.

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