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Fingering Afraid I Have HIV

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Afraid to be infected by HIV

Dear doctorI am really scared these days. Three days ago, I made out with a gay man who said he took HIV test three weeks ago and result was negative, but I don't believe. He sucked my nipple and bit it. I felt pain but didn't see blood...
Rev. Todd A. Brown

Response from Rev. Todd A. Brown

Partnerships for Hope
From what you have shared, there was not opportunity for infection. HIV is transmitted through the exchange of the following bodily fluids: Blood, Semen, Vaginal Fluids, and breast milk. Based on what you described there was no opportuntity for... Read more »

Afraid I might be infected with HIV

Hi, I recently made out with one of my friends who is so girl crazy.(I feel so guilty, and ashamed)... Read more »

i am afraid i contracted hiv from a protitute

Hi doc;I live in Cameroon and exactly two weeks ago I had sex with sex worker. I had two condoms on... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Finger-Pointing as State Runs Out of AIDS Drugs

Basic stocks of an essential HIV/AIDS drug are running dangerously low at health care facilities in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and North West, putting patients at risk for drug resistance, the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is warning. The... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Real About Barebacking

For about three years now there's been a lot of shrill posturing and finger-wagging about barebacking, the trendy, '90s designation for unprotected anal intercourse between gay men. Glossy, superficial gay magazines, wretchedly produced TV news... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Remains Important Amid Push for Expanded Treatment in Africa

"With a needle puncture on your finger and a drop of blood, the magic of modern science can give you a rapid HIV test in seconds, and so, knowing your status, you are better able to negotiate the rocky road of surviving HIV where timely detection is... Read more »
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afraid...plese answer

Posted by Adioatticus, 2 Replies
now, i am a virgin and 14... and my girlfriend is the same... i am afraid of getting stds and aids and stuff...we both have done nothing really...and i only have fingers a girl before... and i was wondering, is there any risk of us getting... Read more »

Afraid

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My name is Carrie. I am 20 years old and affraid I have HIV. My
"symptoms" are very similar to what I experienced when I had my
anxiety/depression disorder which I struggled all my high school
years until I finally got on the right medication. I got... Read more »

so afraid

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Though I know no-one can tell me what I really want to hear, I am hoping someone can help to alleviate my severe anxiety somewhat, or perhaps just confirm my worst fears.

I am a married, in-the-closet bi-sexual. I contained my gay feelings for 14... Read more »

afraid and waiting

Posted by 1234noone, 2 Replies
Hi everyone...

I'm scared because I was in a high risk situation two years ago and I recently got tested. In my head I couldn't consciously accept the danger so I pushed it far back... Now I am confronting it. I got tested last week and I will find... Read more »