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Nipple Biting Afraid I Have HIV

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Risk of biting on nipples with exposure to blood

Two weeks ago my HIV+ partner was biting my nipples and suddenly he started bleeding through the nose. Some of the blood fell on the nipple he was biting. I immediately washed the blood away, but I'm afraid I might have gotten infected. His...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.This is one of those unpredictable situations that nobody can expect to happen ahead of time. In real life, strange things do happen. When you are trying to determine your risk of infection (whether it is a common... Read more »

Nipple Biting & Exposure to Blood

Hi RobertFirst of all, I must say I really admire your positive outlook in life and your work for... Read more »

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... Read more »
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The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

A neighborhood tussle in October became an issue of terror when an HIV-positive man was charged with attempted bioterrorism for allegedly biting his neighbor while the two were fighting one another, the Michigan Messenger reports. Several Michigan... Read more »
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AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

AIDS advocates on Thursday chanted and staged a mock funeral at the home of a retired judge to protest the 1990 sentencing of an HIV-positive inmate, who died in prison in November 2003, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. About 75 people from... Read more »
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Afraid to Disclose - HELP!

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
As some of you may know, I officially found out a little over a week ago that I was hiv poz. I'm married and obviously MUST tell my wife, so that she can also be tested. After lots of thinking, praying, and coming up with reasons why I should... Read more »

Still Afraid... What Do I Do?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I posted several days ago... one of the MANY questioners about the risk of kissing someone who MAY be HIV+. I have read all of the posts by Dr. Reznick and Mr. Kull and know that the chances of infection are not high.... (contact was not deep or... Read more »

Nipple sucking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am scared and embarrassed about this: I sucked on a woman's breast for a couple of minutes. No sign of breast milk. Any risk of HIV? Read more »

nipple no-no?

Posted by itsme04, 2 Replies
Thanks to anyone who can give me advice. Last Fall, I was with a guy who is positive. We did mutual masturbation and he sucked my nipples a bit hard, leaving a few bite marks, one nipple scabbed over a bit. Thats what I worry about. I did not... Read more »