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Asked numerous times, pls help, worried sick
Aug 27, 2002

Dr. Bob, I have asked this question numerous times, but to no avail. No one will answer me.At this point I cant function. Please answer! 3 months ago I engaged in some rough french kissing with a girl from honduras. She and I were both drunk and she repeatedly bit my lips fairly hard. I dont remember if i bled or not. No sex occured. The next day my lips were sore. At about 47 days I got a sore throat and took a home access test which came up neg. It's now been 3 months. About a week ago my partner got a hand rash that itched really bad and eventually peeled. She had been picking weeds in the yard, so it may have been from that. I developed a sore throat again about a week ago with nasal and post nasal drainage, a slight ear ache,(not much), a swollen tonsil and a cough. MY doc gave me some antibiotics which I have been taking for a week. My throat is a little better, but I'm not sure if it helped or not. Now my partner has a bad cold with a sore throat as well. We have both been really tired. I am freaking out, cant sleep or eat and I dont know what to do? Should I go get tested and what are my chances of having hiv? Please advise, because I am desperate.

Thank you

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

This forum is for HIV-positive folks having trouble with anemia and/or fatigue. However, let me try to answer briefly. So this gal from Honduras, whom you were French kissing, "repeatedly bit your lips?" Why, wasn't once enough? OK, never mind. Your risk for contracting HIV from French kissing, even "rough" French kissing, is extremely low. Your negative HIV test at 47 days is encouraging. From what you described, I very strongly doubt you are HIV-positive. Your risk is extremely low, and your symptoms are not indicative of seroconversion. However, if you can't stop thinking about this, go ahead and retest. It's been 3 months since the lip-biting-Honduras-hottie experience, so your result will be absolutely conclusive. Don't be desperate or freaked out. I'm sure you are just fine.

Stay well.

Dr. Bob


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