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I am not positive, but I think I remember from my microbiology class (3 years ago) that they have a different form of AIDS, its not the same form as humans get, therefore cross contamination between human and dog or human and cat cannot occur. Like I said, I'm not positive, but I think I remember from that class.
 

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dogs do not get AIDS and cats have their own form called FIV....cant get it from humans or primates.
 
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Ceasar's Mommy - I too learned that same thing in my biology class. Don't remember much else about it though. Only took the class for credit towards science. Don't miss that!
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Sep 12 2004, 04:16 PM
dogs do not get AIDS and cats have their own form called FIV....cant get it from humans or primates.
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I had heard about the cat form before too. I didn't think the actual virus that humans/primates got was transferable to other animals though.
Isn't the FIV one of the things that cats are immunized against at first?
 

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I remember talking about this in school they proubly get something like aids like LadyMontava said but i just remember that they cant becuase people get hiv before aids (i dunno if always or all the time) and hiv is a human illlness says so right in the name
 

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the human form is not transferrable and there are no vaccines for FIV for cats...it is mostly a stay cat virus that they transfer through fighting and mating.
 
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