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HIV from abortion
May 5, 2010

hello, i had an abortion and i'm very worried about the possiblity of contracting HIV. i'm worried the equipment was not properly sterilized. i went to a licenced clinic in canada where it is covered by the government.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your fears are unwarranted. Government-licensed facilities in Canada conform strictly to universal precautions to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV and hepatitis. Would you be equally worried if you had gone to a government-licensed medical facility to have your tonsils out? You can consider the risk levels to be the same, i.e. essentially nonexistent!

Dr. Bob



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