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Couple weekends ago and this past weekend I took a

Patient: Couple weekends ago and this past weekend I took a drag off of a cigarette of one of my friends. I then just now found out she has undetectable HIV. This morning I woke up a pain in my upper chest ecerytime I take a deep breath. And I have a stuffy nose and swollen lymph nodes. Am I coming down with a cold or could I have got it from her ?

 

 

Doctor: Thanks for your question.HIV does not spread through casual contact and you cannot catch it by sharing a cigarette.Hope this helps

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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