Woman Builds Wall of HIV-Positive Needles to Protect Herself From Criminals

syringeA doctor in Brazil has taken a unique approach to protecting her home from burglars. Instead of installing a really high-tech security system or enclosing her house in a tent of barbed wire, she's built a wall of needles tainted with HIV-positive blood.

What could possibly go wrong?


The doctor, whose name has been withheld, was sick and tired of burglars breaking into her house and pilfering her stuff while she was out at work. Other methods of protection apparently didn't prove to be a deterrent, so she took matters into her own hands. She built the Great Wall of HIV Blood and tacked the message, "Wall with HIV-positive Blood. Do Not Jump" on top.

Do I think this will discourage men and women from breaking and entering Mystery Doctor's home? Hell yeah, I do. Would you break into someone's home if there was a chance you'd get HIV? But do I think it's a good idea? Yeah, that would be a no.

First of all, there's the issue of pulling up to your home each day after a hard day's work only to be greeted by a giant wall of blood-filled needles. Not exactly the homecoming I would want. (And, might I say, it really detracts from the curb appeal.) Then there's the issue of a mistake happening -- and there's always a mistake.

What if a child or a friend is at said doctor's house? I'm assuming she has other people visit her besides burglars. How would she be able to live with herself if someone she loves was accidentally infected with HIV? The whole thing just seems like a recipe for disaster.

Look, I don't know what it would be like to feel totally unsafe at the place I sleep each night. But I do know if that if I felt that way, I would move before erecting an HIV needle wall.

Do you think this is an appropriate form of protection?


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