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Burning Red Spots After Swallowing Precum What Are The Chances Of HIV

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precum, oral sex, and disclosure

dr. bob! i donated this year to the nyc aids walk and an active gay/queer theater company that is floundering in chicago - so know that my heart is in giving, but my pockets are tight these days...!my question: i'm a recent convert,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The optimal time to disclose HIV status differs in each case because each is unique. However, as a general rule I recommend disclosing early rather than late. Also, disclosing while your new Mr. Right is actively gagging on your trouser snake... Read more »

CMV; to swallow or not to swallow,that is the question.

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To swallow or not to swallow

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good chance im gonna test positive at 6 month window

Posted by johnson147, 1 Reply
june 15th this year i went unprotected with a female that i was talking to 2 weeks later a bump appeared under my chin on july 4 the bump went away and then red bumps developed on the back of my throat brown spots started to develope around the... Read more »

The chance of being infected.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Itching Rash on trunk mainly, extended to arms, thigh and even the neck. Peak at week 2.
Then, night sweating for a few days accompanied by sleep disturbance (ie. wake up at the specific interval at mid-night till even now)
Then, severe sore throat... Read more »

What are my chances?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an exposure with someone I know has AIDS (4:00PM). It was Oral, and I was giving. There was no precum that I was aware of, although I occasionally get blood spotting when I brush my teeth in the morning (7:30AM). This was 45 days ago. I dont... Read more »

What are my chances?

Posted by Hppyntru, 2 Replies
3 days ago, i performed oral sex on a guy i just met. He told me he was clean and actually didnt wanna go any further because we had no condom. The whole thing lasted maybe 4-5 minutes. I didnt swallow any semen and he actually didnt cum that much.... Read more »