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    possibility of hiv or phobia
    An_256723 posted:
    I very frequently get my hiv tested and not after the possibility of routine mode of transfer but rare cases like getting a pimple removed by massager or going to dentist. I need help on the issue as its has any sense or its a mere phobia.
    georgiagail responded:
    It sounds like a phobia.

    HIV is actually a pretty difficult disease to transmit to another person. Getting a pimple removed or going to the dentist are NOT risky behaviors for transmission (I'm assuming you're not having unprotected intercourse or sharing IV drug needles with these folks).


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