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WorriedSilly
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One last question.
      #271164 - 03/16/13 04:46 PM

To be up front with everyone I have severe anxiety and I tend to focus on medical issues, I have however began working with a psychologist to get past it. I have one last question I would like to ask. You see I have a very aggressive kitten and because if that I tend to walk around with a few small scratches on my hands at any given time. What am wondering is how likely I am to acquire HIV while out in public? I am afraid that I will be unknowingly exposed through these scratches and unwittingly transmit the disease to my wife. I asked my doctor about this and he just sort of shrugged and steered the conversation in another direction. So how likely is it that I may have been exposed this way at some point am I being ridiculous again or should I be worried. The scratches are usually on the top of my hands and are always less than an inch in length.

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Re: One last question. new
      #271169 - 03/16/13 08:18 PM

It doesn't

Edited by crabman (03/16/13 08:20 PM)

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WorriedSilly
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Re: One last question. new
      #271171 - 03/16/13 08:34 PM

I apologize but I don't quite understand. Are you saying that I should not be concerned? Or am I just failing at reading comprehension tonight. I know this is a hassle but thank you for taking time to answer.

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Re: One last question. new
      #271172 - 03/16/13 09:06 PM

HIV is transmitted via unprotected sex and sharing needles. What part of your concern fits into that.



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