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Could I catch HIV by giving someone a blowjob?

I’m a teenager and I’m starting to wonder about my risks. I know you can get HIV through blood, but can you also get it through sexual fluids? For example, could I get HIV by giving someone a blowjob?

I’m too scared to get tested for HIV...what should I do?

I am a 22-year-old college student and have been with 14 partners. Three of them did not wear condoms. I had an STD a while ago, but nothing since then. I also get yearly exams and haven’t had sex in over a year. But I’m worried that I might have AIDS. I feel almost crazy thinking about it…and I’m too scared to get tested. What should I do?

I had unprotected oral sex with a prostitute...could I have gotten HIV or an STD?

I’m very scared because, in the last two or three months, I’ve had sex with different prostitutes. I used a condom, except when I had unprotected oral sex (mouth to vagina). Two days ago, I suddenly got a skin rash and fever. I thought it was just an allergy, but the anti-allergy pills haven’t made the fevers go away. Could I have gotten HIV or an STD? Please help!

Is it possible to catch HIV through a healing cold sore (oral herpes)?

The other day I had oral sex with a girl (I went down on her). I had a healing cold sore that had formed a scab and wasn’t bleeding. She wasn’t bleeding, either, but now I’m concerned that I’ve put myself at risk for HIV/AIDS. Is it possible to get HIV through a healing cold sore?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Are chlamydia and AIDS related?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Could you have AIDS if you have chlamydia? If you leave chlamydia untreated can you get HIV?

Is oral sex with another woman a risk factor for catching AIDS?

Can I get AIDS from having oral sex with another woman? How can I prevent it?

My partner has HIV...what’s my risk?

The woman I love has HIV, but I’m very confused. She says she doesn’t have AIDS, only HIV. What’s the difference? I had sex with her once and oral sex many times. I really love her, but I’m also afraid. Can I tell her that I want to stop having sex without hurting her? What are the chances I’ll get HIV from oral sex?

What are HIV and AIDS?

I hear a lot about them, but I’m confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS. Can you help? 

Who can get HIV?

Can anyone get HIV or is it only some people who can get HIV?

Well, I’m just wondering: how is HIV spread?

How is HIV spread? What are the ways you can get it…and can you get it from holding hands or is it just from sex? I’m so confused! 

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