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Chances Of Catching HIV From Casual Contact

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HIV from casual contact

Hi Richard. The new guy at my job has hiv...this makes me very nervous as I already have been suffering from the fear of contracting hiv from casual contact for 5 years now...can you please reassure me that there is no risk as to working with him....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:As long as the casual remains contact, there is no risk. If you have been living with this fear for five years, than I would suggest seeing a therapist or counselor. They can be helpful for people who experience anxiety like this. Bottom... Read more »

Risk from casual contact with HIV positive friend "very scared need your help"

Hi. The other day I saw a friend of mine who is hiv positive. I shook his hand and then touched my... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact... Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

to the CASUAL CONTACT guy

Posted by mental_case
look i am trying to help you here but...
you have an awful weird definition of CASUAL contact!
there is not an exchange of cum or blood in casual contact it is that simple.
WHAT YOU ARE RELATING IS NOT CASUAL CONTACT!
in life anything can happen and if... Read more »

Can I get HIV from fingering? Casual encounter and terrified about it

Posted by WorriedGgirl, 2 Replies
My boyfriend broke up with me and I was really sad and feeling really unattractive. So a friend told me to hock up with someone and I contact a guy from craigslist. I went to his house and we had sex, and I felt my vagina opening tearing a bit (I... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »