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Question never posed. Difficulkt question Monkey scratch ( serious research)

Feb 5, 2009

Hello dear dr Bob:

I recently came back from my honeymoon, I visited Indonesia, wich is a wonderful place, I went to the monkey forest, a forest with a lot of macaques, when I was feeding one of them ,a big macaque came to me in a hurry and scratched me, causing my hand to bleed, I am very concerned because I did a research and found no clear answers, here are the links I found:

Does the expoisure I told you poses a risk to me or my wife? I was scratched on november 15. Thank you for your help.

Response from Dr. Frascino


Although we could certainly contract HIV/AIDS from "monkeying around" (so to speak), there are no documented cases or reports suggesting HIV can be transmitted from a macaque in need of a manicure who scratches someone! The two references you cite are not relevant to HIV transmission via monkey scratch.

Dr. Bob

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my blood came in contact with urine of hiv positive. Very scared.

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