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Too Scared To Get Tested After Genital Rubbing

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Genital to Genital Rubbing, Help

Hi, I hope you will be able to advise me, I engaged in unprotected genital to genital rubbing with a male who's status I don't know. He rubbed his penis around my vagina until he penetrated, there was a lot of semen. I got tested for all...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 90 days, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing... Read more »

rubbing against a vagina unprotected

Hi am very nervous, scared, upset and very disappointed in myself. I keep getting these suicidal... Read more »

A little rubbing + a little wetness = a lot of fear.

Hi Dr. Bob,Thanks again for the great resource and taking the time to answer what are mainly... Read more »
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Starpharma Gets U.S. Grant for HIV and Genital Herpes Trial

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High Herpes Rate Found in Metro Atlanta

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Condom Failed during rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I have read a lot about HIV, the way it transmits. Althoug I am little
afraid over my incident.

I was with a prostitute. I did not do any vaginal or anal intercourse.
She performed Oral Sex on me with a condom. But then after I was rubbin my
penis... Read more »

Girl on girl rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,
I'm 16 years old and think i made a big mistake. I had sex with another girl 3 months ago. She's 25 and I don't know much about her sexual history.

She's my Dad's neighbor and one weekend while I was visiting him I went to her apartment. One... Read more »

im so scared to test debtex or gman

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am the one who posted about the bump on my back. I am going crazy over here but cant get enough courage to get tested. I slept with this guy 6 years ao several times in which he came inside me. We dated for a couple weeks but then he began to get... Read more »

Scared to Get Tested? Please Do - Read My Story

Posted by someone72111, 2 Replies
This is not a question but a post with my experience. It is especially for those that are too scared to get tested because they are convinced they have HIV from some sort of sexual encounter (or other source). Please get tested, life is too short... Read more »