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about hiv risk ....
Sep 9, 2011

hi respected sir,

i m person who living uder the fear of hiv...i have not perforomed sexuall intercourse yet...but i have a fear..whenever n wherever goin out and come back to home was lookin at ma back in mirror dat anybody has pricked me with hiv needle or not??checkin blood on ma shirt also.. sometimes ve inserted finger in nose and eye ..i don knw finger is infected or not but ve fear dat it might lead somthin wrong..and i ve habbit of nail prikin with the help of tooth..sometimes pinch of skin around nail is borken ...what are the risks???..pls pls pls help me out.....

Response from Dr. McGowan

You ahve to stop living in fear. There is nothing you have described that would put you at risk for HIV. You cannot be obsessed with fear. When you have found a partner, get yourselves tested for HIV and practice safe sex using a condom. You will not have to worry about getting HIV if you take these steps. Best, Joe



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