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Too Scared To Get Tested After Blood In Mouth

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bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...virus itself. Most commonly, a rapid test is adminestered by sampling the oral mucosa (the mucous that is everywhere in your mouth) and putting it through a test to see if HIV antibodies are present. Some people may think that, since the test... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex through the lining of the urethra (the opening at the tip of... Read more »
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scared out of my mind

Posted by Nervous84, 1 Reply
...because I had developed oral thrush she advise me to get an hiv test because oral thrush is not normal in adults. So I had my blood drawn for the conventional hiv test which will probably be back in a week. I was so nervous about the situation... Read more »

scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that swollen nodes above the collar bone can be indicitave of serious inection). I've been getting recurrent canker sores in my mouth, red painful, swollen patches, and a persistant sore throat. I had a low risk exposure (oral) and tested neg at... Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...had an encounter in april and tested ngeative in may and then I had someone perform oral on me again a week ago and now im afraid and I keep making these stupid mistakes.. please help . Read more »

Help I am Scared!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...been with anyone but me.I am really freaking out cause what if the test was wrong?I have no symptoms other than a burning in my mouth and I can't see any redness or any kind of sore.I recently had a complete blood count done and it was normal.I... Read more »