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August 26, 2011

Brazilian Doctor Diverts Burglars With Wall of HIV-Tainted Needles

Instead of using barbed wire or an alarm system to scare away burglars, one doctor in the Federal District of Brasilia, Brazil, installed a row of needles tainted with HIV-positive blood on top of an outer wall of her home, Fox News Latino reports. She also posted a cardboard sign that read, “Wall with HIV-positive Blood. Do Not Jump,” according to TV Globo in Brazil—the doctor’s identity was not revealed. USAID estimates that a third of all HIV-positive people in Latin America live in Brazil.

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elizajane, clinton, ma, 2011-09-08 09:58:41
Ok, so she's a doc who thinks that syringes filled with HIV+ blood will deter would-be robbers? It seems a little off to me, she knows that the virus can't live outside the human body, right? Why not get a big-ass dog to roam the halls? One of those "I can make it to the gate in 5 seconds, can you?" dogs...although she is probably counting on the robbers being ignorant of HIV and how it is spread...It just seems icky to me.

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