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Touching Rectum Scared To Get Tested

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Rectum pressure

I have had rectum pressure for three months now. I have a digit exam along with the microscopic blood test. The doctor did not find anything. The next step was a barium enema which also did not find anything. The doctor thinks it might be IBS....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Do you have HIV? Is that why you posted this question here? Anyway IBS is not in any way related to HIV but is a common condition (actually more than one condition can be called IBS). IBS can be very serious, but it can also be controlled with... Read more »

"Top had Unprotected sex now has Itchy Rectum and Anus"

I had unprotected anal sex and was the top. Now after 16 or 17 days I woke up and had a hard bowel... Read more »

Fingering rectum half-inch for 2-3 seconds

Sorry about the repetitive question, I admit, I suspect I know the answer but I need to hear form... Read more »
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Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Health Unit Uses Light Touch for Serious Topic

Ontario's Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit uses humor in its latest poster campaign to encourage men to be treated for sexually transmitted diseases. Headlined, "Guys, urine luck," the posters explain that new tests mean many STDs can be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Patients to Be Tested After Hospital HIV Scare

Officials at Bundaberg Hospital in southern Queensland are recommending blood tests for 274 people treated between Nov. 6 and 13 at the facility's dental clinic. Authorities discovered that one batch of dental instruments cleaned on Nov. 6 was not... Read more »
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recpetive anal sex, condom half in half out rectum

Posted by alphabetsoup, 2 Replies
Hi guys,

I met up with a guy in a bath house, I do not know his hiv status. We had sex, I was the receptive partner and I got on top while he lay down. We used a condom and some silicon lube. After a few minutes he came inside the condom, he then... Read more »

Got tested today, waiting on Results. Never been so scared.

Posted by saraharoha68, 2 Replies
I am a 20 year old female. This is something I have been worrying about for about 2 years now. I have been too scared to go get tested. I have convinced myself i have the disease. I have had all the symptoms ( i think) and whats even worst my... Read more »

scared to take the test

Posted by foxxfire, 4 Replies
Since being divorced for 7years, I've had numerous partners, but always with condoms; still, oral sex has been a part of the mix. I recently started a sexual relationship with a man who actually had his blood tests done (as a result of some travel... Read more »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
I found this website today, and although it has kept me reading for most of the day and given me some enlightenment from the comments you all have made I cannot stop feeling these incredible emotions. I know it is normal to feel overwhelmed when you... Read more »