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Bleeding Gums Scared To Get Tested

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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
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... 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 »

Ice cream (scared)

Good day to you.I stumbled across you website and you certainly seem to be in the know!I am scared... 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 Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence 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 »

I sent in my test last night, pray for me.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...had a rash on my face since about the second exposure and lots of floaters among other symptoms that mostly went away. Im so scared ill go blind. Pray for me guys, even the ones who arent religious.... Read more »

im so scared please help

Posted by 2worried, 3 Replies
...I have a huge problem that is destroying my life. I have never been tested for anything and I am terrified to do so. I am convinced I have hiv through my low risk exposures. I have been with a total of Read more »