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Kissing Cold Sore Scared To Get Tested

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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 living with me for 2 months has HIV. I need to know what kind of precautions should I take with my kids and the family being around him?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... Mar 18, 2010Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with... Read more »

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Hi thanks for ur reply it makes me feel much better ... Just wanted to Know whether this warrants a... Read more »

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Please help. I'm scared. I have a kissing/oral question

Posted by Worriedguy23, 2 Replies
...online and she came and stayed with me for a few days. I did not have sex with her, but I recieved oral a couple of times, and we kissed a whole lot. She told me that my lip was bleeding after we were making out, and I saw a little bit of blood... Read more »

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...down and continued. Could her fluids have been transfered to me via the touching after sex? 2: My gums sometimes bleed and we kissed open month a lot could that have put me at risk? 3. Finally I had a cut on the finger next to one I touched... Read more »

afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
...i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is one of the lowest risks to get aids, but i am so scared about getting it. i read that one of the only ways is if you both have cuts in your mouth. i dont think i do, but i... Read more »

Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anything. The only thing is soreness in my neck and groin and armpits though I didn't actually feel any large lymph nodes. I am too scared to get a test. If anyone can help I appreciate it. I went to the testing center in my area but was too... Read more »