Hello, maybe I'm being overly paranoid or neurotic, but....I recently had a rapid HIV test conducted, and it tested negative. I literally had a "pinprick" incident months ago and I just wanted to be sure. Right before my test, I had chapped lips and I picked a small piece of skin from the bottom of my upper lip, revealing "fresh skin" that could have had a small amount of blood on it. Is it possible to contract HIV if the person conducting the test on me was HIV positive, and through simple conversation, spit a tiny amount of saliva that could have landed on my lip?

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replied March 12th, 2010
Saliva does not contain the virus. HIV only exists in the blood. Please get yourself checked for OCD, I live with it and like you worry myself to death about HIV. I am currently seeing a psychologist and it's helping me but please, don't delay. This paranoia and anxiety will take over your life if you let it. You do not have HIV, take a deep breath and move forward with your life.
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replied March 12th, 2010
Saliva does not contain the virus. HIV only exists in the blood. Please get yourself checked for OCD, I live with it and like you worry myself to death about HIV. I am currently seeing a psychologist and it's helping me but please, don't delay. This paranoia and anxiety will take over your life if you let it. You do not have HIV, take a deep breath and move forward with your life.
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