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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lin
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: You can't contract HIV from licking or kissing even an infected person. Hiv risks are from IV drug abuse and unprotected sexual intercourse or other ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Whether or not you have hives that do not itch has nothing to do with whether or not you may have HIV disease. If you think you may have been exposed ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor.: Go to see your PCP or an STD clinic and get tested. They will test for most common STDs and will check for HIV if you agree to it. If you do have an ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: If your boy friend does not have HIV your risk is zero. If he has HIV your risk is still very small.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Who are you?: There are twelve common STDS. You cannot be naive enough at age 42 to not understand that having unprotected sex means unprotected from all of them. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Not likely related.: Acne of the temples is neither specific for nor likely causally related to hiv. If you are concerned that you could have HIV (sexual exposure, needle ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
You could: But one does not confirm the other. Other than both being potentially transmitted by sexual intercourse you could have one or the other or both or any ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Candida infections of the mouth and esophagus are frequent findings in patients with hiv/aids, but candida infections especially of the mouth and skin ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Partner infected?: Do you know if your sexual partner is infected with HIV? The answer could be maybe if he has the disease. You should always use protection with oral ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Need tested.: While rash and itching can be associated with HIV infection, there are many other reasons for such symptoms, and the only way to know if you have HIV ... Read More

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