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Chance Of Getting HIV From Bug Bites

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HIV rash or Bug bites

I've noticed 3 very high raised bumps onmy body,one at the scalp,and the other two on my back, next to another, resulting in a pink/red pach of around 5cm long. My occipital gland was a bit swollen, on the left side, the same as where the bump...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The question of symptoms and risk for HIV must be taken separately.THe "symptoms" you're describing could be caused by <i>so many</i> things.. so many! I'd encourage you to talk to a doctor to... Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a... Read more »

bed bug bites and HIV. Please concern.

Dr., Here is my situation. I had gone to visit couple of my friends who lives in a different... Read more »
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Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

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News & Views: On Taking Pills and Corporate Greed; Bug Chasers; Rare Lesbian HIV Transmission; and More

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Tracking the Elusive HIV "Bug Chasers"

"I hate any suggestion that AIDS is a gift. A Mercedes is a gift." -- Mark S. King, "A Place Like This" I must admit my belief that bug-chasers are an extremely elusive and exotic form of pervert that aren't as much seen as talked about. For... Read more »
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Squashing the "Super Bug"

In the United States, recent media attention about a multi-drug resistant HIV (the "super-bug") couldn't come at a worse time -- when HIV prevention efforts are both increasingly censored and under funded. Unfortunately, many public health officials... Read more »
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bug bites

Posted by alive2, 3 Replies
i was out on the 4th, only in yard.(close to park, i can see fireworks from yard). as i was sitting and pounding a few beers, (yeah, i know)i was virually eatin alive by misquitoes. its not a surprise to me getting bit by the critters, or how many... Read more »

Bug Chaser????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could anyone shed light on something new to me? In reading things on this site and others, I've learned about something I had never heard of but sounds kind of scary. What exactly is a bug chaser and more, what drives them and why?

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Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status I am unaware of and I bit his lip and I believe a... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis

Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
Hi. I would like to ask about the chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis and touch body fluids. Moreover what are the chances if these body fluids where out of the body for some minutes?

One friend of mine wanted to have sex at a brothel and... Read more »