Many organizations take stances against declawing with thoughtful position statements. From veterinary experts to rescue professionals, these groups bring different perspectives but arrive at similar conclusions. Click to visit each website and learn more about their position.
"Declawing is not advised, but HIV-infected individuals should avoid rough play with cats and situations in which scratches are likely. Patients should avoid contact with flea feces (i.e., flea dirt), and any cat-associated wound should be washed promptly with soap and water"
"If you’re HIV-positive, are being treated for cancer, or have any other condition that might disrupt your immune system, you can keep your cat. Just keep the following points in mind: Keep the cat indoors. Avoid rough play with cats and situations in which scratches are likely. Declawing is not recommended. Promptly wash any cat scratches or bites with soap and water"