May 25, 2009
Yep........I have HIV related OCD and feel I need to clean anything someone with HIV touches. Like I said, OCD! But since HIV dies so quickly outside the body, am I really doing any good? Does spraying cleaner on phones, keyboards, and door knobs really do anything to "Kill" the virus more or am I wasting time and money? Thanks!
Response from Dr. Frascino
"Wasting time and money," definitely wasting time and money. HIV is not transmitted via casual contact. I suggest you focus on getting your OCD treated rather than allow your OCD to inappropriately focus your life on nonexistent HIV risks.
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