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Runny Nose After Touching Spit Worried I Have HIV

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Spitting on penis and touching penis after touching vagina Risks HIV ?

Hi, I went to a stripper (on 22nd June)and she gave me a hand job and I fingered her. I didn't had any intercourse with her. What I'm afraid of is, she spitted on my penis for lubrication. It's dark and I didn't observed if her...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Saliva is not one of the fluids that contains HIV and even if there was a small amount of blood in her spit, there would not be a way for it to infect you by just landing on your penis. Fingering is considered a low-risk for HIV. I am... Read more »

If it's a cold, where is the runny nose

Dr. Bob I, like so many, enjoy your answers and comments thanks so much. I dropped a fifty dollar... Read more »

HIV in spit?

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Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

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Sexual intimacy is essential to well being. All human beings need to touch and be touched. Yet people living with HIV are often denied touch because of other people's ignorance; or they themselves shy away from touch because of shame, pain, or fear... Read more »
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Big Deal

I heard from a friend the other day, someone I had not spoken to or seen in quite some time, years actually. We just hadn't been in touch, not due to a lack of friendly feelings for one another; rather a result of the different orbits in which we... Read more »
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oral, runny nose, and ars

Posted by questions31, 1 Reply
Male to male -
so about 5 weeks ago I received oral and had a cut on my penis that was caused from rough oral. Before that, I topped but it was protected and the condom did not break.

Forward to today and I have a stuffy nose with green phlegm,... Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
I hope this may help to resolve some of your fears, at least in part. This comes from "Challenges of the Acute Retroviral Syndrome" from "Infections in Medicine" by Jeffrey P. Nadler, MD: "Common symptoms include fever, malaise, adenopathy, sore... Read more »

Really Worried

Posted by server5, 1 Reply
So in August 2011, I had protected intercourse with a sexworker. Developed flu symptoms (cough runny nose, fever etc..). This made me worried and I tested at 4 weeks, which was negative. I decided to test again in March 2012, in which the test was... Read more »

Bleeding nose & H.I.V. :

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Last week i had a bleeding nose while i was blowing my nose, it lasted about 2 mintues & today the same thing. What does this mean?

Thanks Read more »