|Cut to Cut
Aug 3, 2006
Can someone please answer my question I'm freaking out! I went to an AIDS benefit on Saturday and I shook hundreds of hands with people who were infected with HIV. I also squeezed alot of faces to say how cute they were. When I got home I was horrified to see a cut on my thumb. It was not a scab and when I sqeezed it blood came out. Now that I look at my whole hand I see little scabs all over it the size of pin heads that must not have been scabbed over at the time either. Is there anyway someone had a cut on their hand or face as a touched it? Even if someone had an open but non bleeding cut and our cuts touched am I still at risk? Could sweat or salavia from the bar have gotten into it? 5 days into this nightmare my throat has been killing me I've been sneezing and my body aches. Please Help! I am so upset about this. Maybe someone can put my mind at ease until I can get tested in November 3 months from now!!! I don't know if I can wait that long!! Can someone try and get back to me today so maybe there's a chance I can sleep tonight withouth the 3 xanax! Thanks from a totally paranoid girl!
| Response from Dr. Young
You don't get HIV this way.
If you're having to take Xanax for your anxiety, maybe getting the definitive answer (by testing) would be a more effective therapeutic. BY
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