What does the author mean when he says “HIV is highly lethal but not very infective”?
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Answered by jill d #170087
From the text:What the author means is that although HIV generally meant a death sentence, "It does not travel easily from person to person, and it does not travel through the air. You don’t need to wear a biohazard space suit while handling blood infected with HIV."
Preston, Richard (2012-03-14). The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (pp. 2-3). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.