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Rectal Bleeding... very scared PLEASE HELP!! DR.B

Hello DR.Bob... I have a very short question... Does HIV cause Rectal Bleeding? Or can it be a sign of seroconversion? I had anal sex about 2 months ago, the condom popped. did not have any bleeding then but 1 month later had some bleeding, then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Rectal bleeding is not a sign of HIV seroconversion or symptom of HIV disease. The only reason for concern is that your condom failed. Consequently you have some degree of risk of contracting various STDs, including HIV. An HIV test at the... Read more »

Rectal Bleeding

Greetings, I'm 30yrs old, been HIV+ for 5yrs. For the past 2 months I have been experiencing... Read more »

Sulfameth.Trimeth and rectal bleeding. Can the drug be causing this?

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Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
Hi, I'm new here so I'll do my best to write this simple like. I am a 25 year old male who about two months ago was involved in unprotected oral sex recieved from and given to a girl of the same age with unknown HIV/AIDS status. I have bleeding... Read more »

Oral Sex Scare

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Last Monday I had an HIV test done anonymously. Well tomorrow I return for the results of my HIV test and I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm scared to death. My exposure window was about 1 year 8 months ago up to about 7 months ago. During my... Read more »

I'm really scared, somebody please respond!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, i'm 14 years old and i'm terrified I may have caught hiv. I recently got into a fight and the other kid got a small amount of blood on me. After the fight I discovered two drops of blood on me. As a result of the fight I had an open, but not... Read more »

im so scared please help

Posted by 2worried, 3 Replies
I have a huge problem that is destroying my life. I have never been tested for anything and I am terrified to do so. I am convinced I have hiv through my low risk exposures. I have been with a total of 9 guys and with them I have engages in only... Read more »