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Bleeding Gums Scared I Have AIDS

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bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(known to have unprotected sex with multiple partners)gave me a quick kiss on my open mouth while I had gingivitis and slightly bleeding gums.I licked my lips dry from her saliva and have no idea if she had bleeding gums.Now my Dr told me I... Read more »

DR BOB I've ruined my marriage due to my fear.

Hi Dr Bob I wrote in a while ago concerning a HIV exposure.Just to jog your memory it was where... Read more »

Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep "French" kissing but in each case, infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forum on safe sex and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g., traditional gender roles... Read more »
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Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
...was involved in unprotected oral sex recieved from and given to a girl of the same age with unknown HIV/AIDS status. I have bleeding gums or gum disease which is something that terrifies me to no end. I found out later on that she had been a... Read more »

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
I was on a trip and did the dumbest worst thing in my life. I had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute. Now I can't sleep and can't stop thinking what if...Please help. Here are my three what ifs: During sex I didn't cum so I removed the... Read more »

im so scared please help

Posted by 2worried, 3 Replies
...so i freaked out thinking "omg there was a passageway into my bloodstream, if i had oral with a positive person." I am sooo scared. What can you say about all of this??? All my friends tell me I am basically negative and that I need to stop... Read more »

Really scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...gay or bisexual male, but I did have an encounter with a bisexual male. I was curious and really drunk at the time. I'm very scared and worried about the whole situation because I don't know hhis HIV status and here I am 3 months later worrying... Read more »