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Too Scared To Get Tested After Getting Fingered

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scared of getting tested risky bleeding gums during oral sex

This is probably my fifth try. I know the oral sex questions never stop but please help me. To make the long story short, I gave unprotected oral sex to a person of unknown status. It only lasted for a couple of minutes, he did not cum and there...
Shannon Southall

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HiWe do know that the risk of HIV transmission through oral sex carries the lowest risk, but having open sores can increase that transmission, SOME, but not a lot. My thought about oral sex and brushing your teeth is that I make sure that it has... Read more »

Chances of getting genital herpes from cunningiligus, analingus and fingering

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PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU ARE SCARED OF GETTING TESTED!

Posted by moomoo, 3 Replies
Hi everyone. I am assuming that if you are reading this you are nervous that you have been infected with HIV. I know your pain all too well. For the last ten years, I have been convinced that I was HIV positive. Today I finally got the guts to face... Read more »

Getting tested tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone.. I am so scared I could throw up, I know I have been almost convincing myself I am positive that I already feel bad, and this has been going on for a couple days, I mean, this bad, Before it used to be just something small that... Read more »

Keep your fingers crossed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well, kids, this is it. For those of you who know my story, it has been 8 months since my last possible exposure. I am finally getting tested again. I skipped my 6 month because I was scared, but now I can wait no longer. I have met a wonderful man... Read more »

i'm getting scared

Posted by anxietygirl, 1 Reply
i just had my first test last week. i should get results tomorrow, so this is the most likely time for me to be totally freaked, but i'd appreciate some feedback. i have had unprotected sex in the past, not a lot, but i know that doesn't matter;... Read more »