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Painful Red Spots After Getting A Tattoo Worried I Have HIV

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Ask the Experts

few red spot got me really worried. is this hiv rash?

i was given blowjob two weeks ago. yesterday i noticed two small red spots on my skin.they were color of blood.it got me really worried.but the spots were removed by just rubbing them of with hand sanitizer.but most probably they were slight...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission, but it does carry risk for all of the other sexually transmitted infections. If your symptoms continue I would recommend that you follow up with your health care provider for evaluation, but... Read more »

Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever... Read more »

Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic... Read more »
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Women Alive

"Confidential" (Ms) Information

My mind wanders back in time. Eight years ago, I received a letter from the Red Cross; "You need to contact our office and make an appointment. The blood you donated revealed something that could have a significant impact on your health." Fear and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Groups Urge FDA to Review Policy That Bans MSM From Donating Blood

The American Red Cross and other organizations that collect donated blood are urging FDA to review a policy in effect since the early 1980s that prohibits men who have sex with men -- regardless of sexual activity, safer-sex practices or HIV... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

When the Red Cross arrived at the Library of Congress in 1998 for its annual blood donation drive, gay library employee Charles McMoore registered, then rolled up his sleeve to perform what he felt was a civic duty. As he sat before the nurse who... Read more »
Body Positive

Hitting the Street -- Getting the Job and Keeping It

Living in the waiting room of life? Wearing the golden handcuffs of benefits hard-won? Loath to run another gauntlet of bureaucrats and personnel people? Worried about a holey resume, interview traps, rusty skills, knowledge gaps, a 110 percent... Read more »
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red spots

Posted by Anonymous

Please help has anyone with hiv had these symptons, im going for my test on monday , i just need some support. Its the third time ive had the test but since these symptons have started i havent been re-tested...this is about a year since last test.
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red spots

Posted by Anonymous
Hi for about a year now ive had re-occuring red spots on the head of my penis, they are almost lesian like only the size of say the nib of a pen. I went to two local GUM clinics to try and find out what it is, all i got was that it could just be a... Read more »

Tattoo's and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,
I am + but my viral load is below 200. I am wanting to go for my first tattoo (at 32!) but I worry about exposure and disclosure, has anyone out there been refused because of their stat, or is it a don't ask don't tell policy (since I... Read more »

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
Hi i am a male from malaysia,i was just hanging around with my friend last week,we were just sitting in a corner playing with our handhelp videogames.suddenly a group of 6 homosexual indian people walked past,they were talking and shouting alll... Read more »