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Could I been infected by a deep kiss?
Mar 7, 2005

Hi Dr... Please answer my question, I'm very worried.

I went 5 days ago to a bachelors party with stripers (prostitutes). I did not have sex with them, but in one of the games one of the dancers gave me a french kiss for about 20 seconds. The problem is that early that day, 8 hours before the kiss, I had cracked lips and I pulled some skin with my fingers living some little cuts and a little blood came out. By the time of the kiss the cuts where apparently closed and only covered with dry blood. My fear is, could I get infected with aids or another venereal deicease?

Today, 5 days ago, I have a strong cough and, as I read on the web, I think that this could be an early symptom of aids or some venereal dicease. I try to get calmed telling my self that this consecuence of the cigar and the singing that I get that day, but linking again all the issues with the kiss gets me to the same point of the posibility of having aids. I read thet the symptoms start the second week after the contact, but it is possible to have the symptoms after only four or five days?

Please, give your advice, I would really appreciate because I'm married with a 3 months pregnant wife, and docens of ideas are crossing my mind every day. Should I have any special care during the 3 months period previous the aids test?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Sounds like you have a cold and guilt. Forget it! Get over your cold by taking good care of yourself and your wife and put this behind you and be careful in the future! DTD

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