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Hand Holding at Meetings
May 26, 2012

Can HIV be transmitted from hand holding if you have a small cut on your own hand, but aren't able to view their hands? I have recently become paranoid of hand shaking, or holding hands with people at addiction recovery meetings. I am ashamed of this, but want to know if I am over reacting, or how possible it is?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi HIV transmission cannot occur during casual contact. You are overreacting, take a breath relax and shake someones hand without reservation!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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