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Offline ImagineFL

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Stupid Question
« on: July 14, 2006, 10:50:29 PM »
OK... this is a stupid question.   ;D

I have fragile skin do to my Porphyria and Hemochromatosis.

Just the lightest bump of my leg on anything, like a table breaks my skin and it bleeds.  My little Missy loves to lick my wounds and my mother is worried that I could infect her with HIV.  I don't beleive it is possible and have told her that.

But, I thought I would the experts here in the forum.


PS.  Missy and I also drink out of the same glass.  lol

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Stupid Question
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 10:55:19 PM »
dogs and cats can not get hiv

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Re: Stupid Question
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 11:14:01 PM »
Unless Missy is a chimp, Missy can't get HIV. Even if Missy is a chimp, she would simply throw off the infection.

Remind your mom that the H in HIV stands for Human. Much as we love our pets, they are not human. Better than, maybe :)

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Re: Stupid Question
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 09:51:19 AM »
That's what I thought... thanks for the reassurance.   ;)


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Re: Stupid Question
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2006, 11:59:10 AM »
Patrick, since you're HIV+ I am going to move this over to the Living With Section.

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Re: Stupid Question
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2006, 12:38:28 PM »
I vividly remember my very first appointment after being diagnosed with my ID doctor.  The FIRST question I asked was "Can I give this to my cat Moe?"  Amazingly, that was my first concern!  The doctor kind of chuckled and said the exact same thing that Jonathan did.............the H stands for Human.

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