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I was bitten by a guy in my cheek? I am worried if this can cause transmission of HIV if he is infected? Do  I need to go for test? Please help.
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No you don't need a test. Seek help for your HIV phobias.
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Thanks Teak!
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You can't contract HIV from being bitten.
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Yep he was told that 8 hours ago.
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This was in the news recently where a police officier was bitten by an HIV+ offender and has had regular HIV tests at the advice of an HIV specialist.He has tested negative thus far--this is why I reassured the OP they had no risk.
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Post the link.
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Which one? There are a few cases.The one I was talking about was David Plunkett--New York City
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Thanks to both of you! This is helpful.
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