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cut on testicles can i get infected from hiv

Hi doctor, i have got ringworm on my testicles from which blood (small quantity) comes out on major areas due to itching/scratching. 2 days earlier at railway station a prostitute put her hand and grabbed / rubbed on my private areas including testicles for a minute. Can i got infected from HIV virus. I am feeling very nervous now. Doctor please guide me what should i do.

oral sex and gum bleeding

one hour before oral sex i had brushed my teeth and i had realized that there was a blood dripping from my gum however i had rinse it with an antiseptic mouthwash. An hour later, i had given a negative HIV man an oral sex. Four weeks later, i had developed a cold symptoms with muscle ache, sore throat and feeling abit tired. Despite of that, i had a great appetite for food and i still have an energy to go to the gym. Do you think i might have a great chances of getting an HIV infection

Hiv transmission. Please please clarify as I'm losing my sleep over this.

Hi. I've a question regarding hiv transmission. I used to visit a salon regularly 3-4 years back where ladies,trans people get waxed. I used to get my under arms waxed there. The lady used to use the SAME steel wax applicator and SAME hot wax to everyone who came for waxing. Since I would get my underarm waxed, the hairs are thick and I used to bleed a lot in the process. She would apply the same wax with the help of same applicator on my BLEEDING skin to remove the rest of the hair. Obviously she double dipped too. The wax used was lemon sugar mixture heated to some degree in a steel container. If a client before me had hiv and bled the same way and the same double dipped wax was used on my bleeding skin, will I get hiv too? Does HIV survive in reused hot lemon sugar(glucose) mixture or spread through the use of same steel applicator for everyone? I also realized I got chicken pox in those years, not sure if this was due to that. Please clarify as I'm losing my sleep over this. I'm in a state of panic. Thanks in advance.

Hiv risk transition through blood to open sore

Hi,

I stupidly did coke on the weekend and I don’t use notes or straws as I don’t like sharing with other people. However, I was getting the coke of the plate with my finger and then inserting this into my nose. I noticed half way through there was a bit of blood on the plate (I had a nose bleed previously so potentially mine). If it wasn’t mine - and I dabbed that bit of coke and also some of the blood (someone else’s) and inserted into my nose with my open sore, am I at risk of HIV, I am very nervous and would love some clarity on the situation.

Thank you

Cut during manicure

Hi. I recently went to the nail salon to get acrylic nails. While the woman was using the drill to file down the underneath of the nails, she cut me with the drill bit. It wasn't extremely deep but it was more than just a scratch and it did bleed. She put an antiseptic on my cut and continued with the service.I began to freak out because i did not remember her pulling the drill bit out of a sterile place. I also noticed she had been working on the woman beside me who had a nasty burn or scrape on her hand, and the tech did not change her gloves before touching me. Is there any way I could contract HIV from this? It's probably a stupid question but I've been worried.

Vaginal Fluid Immediate Contact

Hello,

I recently took a lap dance from a stripper at a club in Thailand.

I was always wearing my clothes, but the stripper was naked.

She kept fingering herself and then sometimes rubbed those fingers on her breasts or my head face or body.

One time when she rubbed the vaginal fluids on her breasts right after fingering herself, she immediately brushed her breasts against my face, i am not sure but might have had my tongue out and could have had a contact, if not tongue, then definitely my lips.

Due to alcohol in past few days, my mouth was a bit dry / sore. I did brush around an hour before this act. That might have caused minor bleeding as that happens to me sometimes.

Secondly, her fingers with fresh fluids might have punctured some pimple on me, not sure, may be overthinking, but would like to know if the above 2 situations pose any risk.

Lastly a clarification, i read in one of the answers that the HIV virus dies within 60 seconds and that once exposed to air it cannot pass infection, so does that mean that the virus might be still alive but has become weak to infect immediately on being exposed to air. So even after 5 seconds, it cant infect even though it is still alive.

Thankyou.

Risky Activity, Pep, Testing

Hi,
I had an experience that is causing me great concern. I received unprotected oral and rubber her vagina on the outside. Did feel the wetness on fingers. May have had a small cut on the underside of the head of the penis. Greatly freaking out. Im especially worried cause I saw something that would make me think she is possibly in acute phase of infection post the unprotected oral. Should I get tested? Should I try and start pep? It is about 60 hours post exposure.

HIV From Concrete/Object

Hi!

I have extreme HIV anxiety and have been worried sick about the possibility of catching HIV from objects. Some say that the virus dies within seconds others say within 15 minutes, some say it depends on the amount of blood, some say that there's no way possible to catch the virus from objects, only direct wound to wound, transfusions, sexual intercourse, sharing needs, and breast milk. Please confirm? Is there anyway possible you can get HIV from person to object to person no matter how much time has lapsed?
The incident in question is a fall. I was at a shopping center where millions of people walk and frequent daily. I slipped and fell on concrete/grass and scraped both of my knees really badly to the point where they were both bleeding. I also scraped my hands and could see broken skin but no blood. Is there any way possible that if there were traces of blood on the concrete/grass where I fell (maybe came off someones shoe or a nosebleed etc) that I could contract HIV in this way? Also, a lady helped me up. I didn't see any blood on my hands but broken skin (small scrapes) If the woman had blood on her hands is there any way possible that I could get HIV through my small scrapes? Please advise!

Questions about HIV transmission

Hi! First off i want to thanks to everybody on AIDS Vancouver staff for the help they are providing for humanity and apologise for my lack of knowledge in this subject. Recently i made 20 years and i started to take action to take care of my health. With that, my anxiety hits me hard with a lot of questions and concerns that i never had before.

1°: I want to know if HIV can be transmitted by dry blood on broken acne. I was on college and on my jaw i had a pimple that was broken, later i passed my hand on the location. I really don't know if there was dry blood on my hand, but if had, is possible?

2°: I want to know if HIV can be transmitted through gnawing nails.

3°: That is my biggest concern. So, i was masturbating on my bedroom under my blanket and my penis was exposed to the fabric of the blanket. Later i found a bit of dryblood. I don't know if was mine or if my penis touched that spot, but my question is: HIV can be transmitted that way?

I read that HIV needs to go into your blood stream and acne is not a very profound wound that would put somone on risk. I read also that blood coagulates fast without the proper ambient... I read a lot and i think that was what made my anxiety wake up.

Sorry if some of my questions was already asked, but i think i will chill out if i ask them and i really hope that my questions will provide some help to people that are starting to search for more information on the subject.

Getting HIV as a Tattoo Artist, Got Poked by the Needle

Hello, so ive been going crazy for something that happened about a year and a half ago and would love to get some peace of mind form you guys. I am a tattoo artist in Tijuana, Mexico, and was doing a piece on a guy who had a drug abuse past. Half way through the tattoo I lifted the machine and accidently poked myself in the finger, it wasnt a hard poke, and i dont even think it pierced my glove, so i didnt make much of it. But lately ive had a ear infection i cant seem to get rid of, saw something hiv related on tv and now my hypocondria is driving me mad. Is there a chance for me to be exposed if the needle pierced the glove and poked my finger a little bit? i remember checking for blood, and nothing, but i did feel some pain at the moment of the incident. All my materials were clean, unused and sterelized. I cant ask the guy beacuse he died of overdose a couple of months ago, helping my paranoia flare up some more. I hope u cant find time to help me with this. I thank you in advance for this and all the other work you do.

P.S. Im sorry if i screwed up the spelling, english is not my mother language.

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