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hello there.. i have a phobia of getting hiv to

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Dr. Monika Dede

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 in HIV and AIDS
Question: hello there.. i have a phobia of getting hiv to my child because he is in a school and has a friend is hiv positive could you help .. because its severe phobia for me .. thinkin of changing his school .. although i know hiv is not transmitted in schools..
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry!

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome in "Ask a Doctor".
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your worry about your child. But you should know that absolutly there is no risk to get HIV in school using the same things or toilets of school, sharing books or other stufs of school.

HIV infection is transmmited during sexual intercourse, direct blood to blood contact (using the same needle)and blood transfusion.

Hope I have answered your query.
Feel free to ask me further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 4 hours later
this phobia affects my life ... from 3 yrs ... im not happy is there any medication to start and let me forget..
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 39 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry!

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome in "Ask a Doctor".
I am sorry for my late response.

Please don't worry !
I suggest to meet a psychologist to manage your phobia related this situation.

Hope I have answered your query.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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