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Too Scared To Get Tested After Kissing

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hiv - kissing and biting

Dear Dr. McGowan,I would like to ask you if I should be terrified as I am since one week ago I was at a club, I was half-drunk and kissed this guy. He was violently kissing me and bit me inside my mouth just under the lip, making me bleeding. I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear G,No I do not think it is a big risk. Was their blood in his mouth before the "kiss"? Exposure to your blood is not the issue since you were bitten. I would just wait for the routine testing, no need for a P24 Read more »

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Please help. I'm scared. I have a kissing/oral question

Posted by Worriedguy23, 2 Replies
...online and she came and stayed with me for a few days. I did not have sex with her, but I recieved oral a couple of times, and we kissed a whole lot. She told me that my lip was bleeding after we were making out, and I saw a little bit of blood... Read more »

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Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
...mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anything. The only thing is soreness in my neck and groin and armpits though I didn't actually feel any large lymph nodes. I am too scared to get a test. If anyone can help I appreciate it. I went to the testing center in my area but was too... Read more »

Kissing a Risk for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, Last night I French kissed a sex worker, stripper actually, several times and now I am scared to death that I may carry HIV home to my wife and kids. Should I tell? Should I test for HIV in 12 weeks. This is all that Read more »