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Touching fears -- plssss help
An_250147 posted:
Consider I am walking in a mall/street and if I touch a females intimate body parts and come in contact with her bodily fluids, am I at any risk of contracting the disease? (Consider I rubbed my eyes or picked my nose after that)

I often feel I've touched the body parts and now I'll get infected if I come in contact with their bodily fluids. Moreover, since they are unknown people, I don't know if I can get infected or not. Is there a possibility of getting infected in the manner I've described?

Ultimately, I end up taking a shower or washing my hands in fear that if the bodily fluid was infected, I must wash it away.

Please explain. Your response will help me a lot!!
Many thanks...
georgiagail responded:
Do you normally walk around in malls and on the street touching females intimate body parts? If so, it's a wonder you're not sitting in jail somewhere for doing so.

While this is not a risk for HIV transmission, if you are engaging in this behavior, I'd encourage you to stop it before you end up arrested for doing so.

elle0317 responded:
There are support groups for people with extreme germ phobias, but like Gail said you are touching people's intimate areas in public, you will be arrested or beat up....

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