Been sent this mail by someone but thought I would share the contents. Make up your own minds guys: I donât know whether to believe this because I have heard lots of stories similar to this before so I am a bit dubious about this but I thought that I would forward this on anyway so you can make your own minds up. (Just to note for outings to cinemas etc) I have been forwarded the message below from a contact within the NHS - think it is something that everyone should be aware. I have no reason to doubt it's authenticity, the source is the wife of a DC in this office. "This message is serious and has been passed to us from Cheshire RFU. Could you please cascade as quickly as possible as this came through our NHS web page. For your information, a couple of weeks ago, in the odeon cinema, Festival Park, a person sat on something sharp in one of the seats. When she stood up to see what it was, a needle was found poking through the seat with an attached note saying, "you have been infected with HIV". The Centres for Disease Control in Birmingham, reports similar events have taken place in several other cities recently. ALL of the needles tested HAVE been found positive for HIV. The CDC also reports that needles have been found in the coin return areas of pay phones and coke machines. Everyone is asked to use extreme caution when confronted with these types of situations. All public chairs should be thoroughly but safely inspected prior to any use. A thorough visual inspection is considered the bare minimum. Further more, they ask that everyone notify their family members and friends of the potential dangers, as well. The previous information was sent from hanley police station to all of the local councils in the Staffs area and was interdepartmentally dispersed. We were all asked to pass this to as many people as possible."