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Reason for concern
      #202018 - 07/30/06 12:44 PM

I feel I need to take an HIV test because I have been a sexually active gay man but I am concerned when I read people type that they have been infected through giving oral sex or stating they only engaged in heavy petting and got hiv. I always use a condom for anal sex but my oral activities have me concerned.

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      #202034 - 07/30/06 05:18 PM

What do you have to lose? If you are POZ [which I doubt given the activities you stated] then you need to know so you can get help. If you are Neg. you then can be even more careful. I guess you know the risk from oral which is low. Hope all comes out well let us know D.J.

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      #202102 - 07/31/06 05:48 PM

Go get your test. Everyone that is sexually active should get tested as part of their routine health care.

As far as how people get infected. People lie.

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      #202353 - 08/02/06 05:53 PM

Heavy petting poses no risk for HIV infection. If someone tells you they got infected through heavy petting, they're lying. It's that simple.

Oral sex can pose a risk, but it's a very small one. Still, it does happen. If you're worried, you should get a test. That is always the best response to being concerned about HIV infection.

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