re: (doing things properly)
Aug 24, 2011
thank you very much for your very prompt response Dr Bob. i of course am not treating her like she is toxic lol she is in need and i am doing what i can to help her. i absolutely have no fears of hiv transmission in a casual setting (sharing the same household) i was more concerned with hep c because it isn't as fragile outside of the body as hiv is. i've realised that all of the precautions i need to take are the same ones i take anyway..don't share toothbrushes, nail clippers or personal hygiene items. thank you again J
Response from Dr. Frascino
You're welcome. Another way to help your sister might be to help her get evaluated by a physician. If she does have a blood-borne illness (HIV, hepatitis), it would be important for her to know and to get started on treatment if necessary. If she doesn't have any contagious diseases, you'll be able to relax a bit more. The local health department may provide basic screening.
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