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Mar 2, 2013

I was in the forum and some people (two of them) have said they got HIV via unprotected oral sex. I'm freaking out now because I had that a week ago. I was calmed, but now I'm back anxious. Please help! I think I have an HIV rash (I've looked them up and they look exactly like what I have). I don't have a fever nor a sore throat (from what I can tell). They don't itch nor do they hurt. I'm freaking out and I already have bad anxiety. Please tell me if I'm okay. Its too late for me to get on PEP now!! Am I in the clear?!?!

Response from Dr. Wohl

The risk of HIV being transmitted by oral sex is extremely low and I have never seen a case. If you feel you have been at risk, get tested.

Also, beware of linking any rash with a specific disease. Rashes from a variety of causes can look identical. If you have a rash, see a doctor.


should i be scare?

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