Swollen Glands After Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV

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What Is HIV?

...race, sexual orientation, or social or economic class can become infected. It is your actions (or the actions taken against you), that put you at risk. Answer the following questions: Have you ever had vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom? Have you ever shared needles or syringes to inject drugs (including steroids or hormones)? Are you uncertain of your partner's status or is your partner HIV positive? Are you pregnant or...
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Another oral - but seriously worried

I asked a question awhile ago but it was not answered - guess it was because it was another oral! question. I think my case might be different. I might be one of the 1 in 20,000 who caught HIV through oral sex. I was in dubai in Feb. 2007 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You think your case might be different? I don't.You think you contracted HIV from a masseuse who kissed your balls three times and gave you a protected blowjob? I don't.So I guess we'll just have to agree Read more »

Shuld i be worried...?

Helo , im writing all the way from croatia ,around 2008-3-3 i received an oral sex from a foreign person of whom i suspected that was hiv positive... afther 2 and half months , somewhere at 2008-20-6 i went to get test done , i was negative to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...other potential exposures to HIV since that time there would be no need to test again now. There are many potential causes for swollen glands in the neck: from infections in the teeth, throat, gums, etc as well as generalized viral infections. ... Read more »

kinda worried

hi doc. i hope u are fine i really need your help here 4 years ago a girl gave me a blow job 4 days later i experienced freqwent urine and penis pain and swollen glands under my armpit neck and groin area i was really scared that i have hiv so 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Oral sex carries only a very slight risk for HIV transmission. Your swollen glands have been examined by your physician multiple times Read more »

testing vs worrying

I have posted a question on this site before but it was not answered. However, since I have read so many previous posts and the good doctor's response that I thought I would add my experience to those that have gone before me. 13 weeks ago I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your experience. I'll add your testimonial to the rapidly expanding archives.Welcome to our X-Files (Ex-Worried Wells).Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Posted by elmarto, 1 Reply
...that period of time we have vaginal sex (maybe 6 to 8 times) but always always with a condom. However, we had oral relations (oral sex) mutually WITHOUT careful about this, my mouth was in direct contact with their genitals (about 4 times).... Read more »

Swollen Glands?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello everyone! I'm going to be blunt here: I had a very low risk experience (recieved oral sex) but now I am seriously worried. About two days after the incident, the glands in my throat became swollen and I felt nauseus Read more »

New Worried Member... listen plz

Posted by worriedguy, 1 Reply
...question is directed to Dutchman, Chiquilla, etc... To keep it short: protected vaginal sex with a girl twice, and insertive oral sex (unprotected) with same girl once. She tested neg for HIV and Hepatitis A,B,C not soon after, we were kind of... Read more »

How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Read more »