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HIV status negative but concerned abt other STD..

hello sir...
much tnxx to you for assisting us....
as my hiv status came negative after 6 month....but I am concerned about other sexual transmitted diseases (STD)...as I heard there are other sexual transmitted disease which are dangerous same as hiv...is it fact....
2ndly...Let me know all sexual transmitted diseases that I will be able to do test.....and tell me categorically among thrm which std diseases are curable and non curable ....tnxxx

ever, fatigue or malaise, joint pain, headache, loss of appetite, rash, night sweats, myalgias, nausea or diarrhea, and/or pharyngitis.

I am sorry i am asking this for the time but i am so lost and have up the anxiety now. my symptoms don't stop and are bothering me for 2 years. my doctor is unable to help as he says whether you have 1000s of ARS symptoms but when HIV test are cleared. its not HIV.. but i want you to read my post thoroughly, you will find out how hard my life has been so far.

Two years ago I had an high risk activity , it was unprotected vaginal sex which lasted for 20 mints. after 3 weeks, i got stomach problems and diagnosed gastritis. i had the worst fatigue ever and got a sore throat. i had the headaches which latest for 2 weeks. then i developed 5 small red rashes at my 5 weeks which are still there.
i had the continuous diarrhea because of gastritis for latest for almost 4 months.

on my 11 month, i diagnosed with sinusitis ,
did have sinusitis surgery twice on my 19 month but didn't work out.

on my 12 month i got parotiod gland problem they stab all the time and also cheek burning irritation and they are still with me for 1 year now. MRI diagnosed as parotiod gland problem.

on 14 month i got measelse/chicken pox again at the age of 28.

on 15 month i got a high fever of 102 centigrade which lasted for 22 days.

on my 18 i started to have this sensation of burning and stabbing at the back of my neck..

i tested at 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 15 month via Eclia 4th generation from here in Pakistan. every time i came out negative.

I have lost 5 KG and have horrible keen pain ever. my condition is getting worst, the parotid gland, cheek burning sensation and at the back of neck burning are disturbing me so much. it has been 2 years to my exposure now.

whats going on here. please help. i am very depressed now. when i search for my symptoms on all the internet, all these symptoms do match to my condition.

I am thinking to go for test once again, taking fourth generation and PCR at the same time.
I am losing my mind, i worry for my daughter and wife alot. my daughter is only of 8 months..

HIV fear

I did a sex with prostitute using two condoms which can be dangerous. The inner one was as it is but the outer one was slipped 25% condoms didn't break either. But after 2 days I had burning on penis doctor prescribed me cefixime 200 then after 10 days I developed non itchy rash on both palm of hands which come & go now from last 2 days I have had abdominal pain & semi diarrhea simultaneously I am developing sore throat as well.. Do these all due to HIV ? Which test I can go for after 20 days please help me I am too much nervous...

How can I know if condom breaks?

I have a doubt that if a condom breaks does it always break catastrophically?
They say that when they fail there will be only the rubber ring left at the bottom. Is it possible that the tear may get unnoticed?
Does it mean that after the sex when I take it out if it is completely there then the condom is not broken?

Open wound

Hi, my sexual partner has an open wound on his penis head, right under the mushroom and he has had it for years now. We've been checked and were negative for everything. But the other day he picked at the abrasion and made a significant about of blood come out. Is it still safe to have unprotected sex with him?

Is HIV exposure possible from blood on a napkin/tissue

Hi Guys,

My 2 year old daughter was bleeding from her lip after she fell in a caravan park takeaway store.

The Staff were great and gave us ice to put on the wound. We bought my daughter an ice cream to calm her down.

After she was done with the ice cream my wife told me to get some more tissues/napkins to help wipe the ice cream off my daughters face.

I went back and got some out of the napkin/tissue dispenser. As I took them out I noticed one of the tissues had a reddish brown stain, which looked like it was blood.

I handed the tissues/napkins without the stain to my wife to clean up our daughter. I held the one with the stain to examine it.

My wife finished with the tissues/napkins I gave her then grabbed the one I was holding. She soaked it with bottled water and then wiped her face before I could stop her.

I am now paranoid that it could have been blood and that I have exposed my daughter to HIV as she had a cut bleeding lip.

What are the chances of her getting HIV from a tissue/napkin that has a bloodstain?

Also should I get her tested for HIV or not?

Thank you in advance,
A Concerned Parent

Am I good to go ? No more worrying

Hi you guys helped me out this week a lot and I appreciate it :) I just wanted to ask you guys said that my small cut and pre soaked (water with used silverware from customers) got into my eye and you guys said both of those were no risk. (Btw dont post the equation of transmisson or the anxiety page ive seen them just want an experts opinion) you guys are positive about this right and I don't have HIV because of those right ? And you guys do know what you are talking about right you aren't just saying stuff ? ... just to be sure even if someone spat at my face the virus wouldent transfer to me because in those seconds for it to travel to my face or eye it would die right and I wouldent be at risk to get HIV ? Am I good to go to continue my regular life .. one last question I can stop worrying about water with customers saliva hitting my eye even if there was small amounts of blood in it from the pre soak ?

High Risk activity? Can I be confident with my tests? Help!?

I had a single exposure of unprotected vaginal sex with a male partner. We were using a condom but it broke, and we realized too late. My partner got tested about 4 weeks after the incident (negative). I was the only person he had been with since April, so technically he is past the 3 months window period; however, my partner and I are now broken up, so I was not there to see him get tested. Because I have terrible anxiety, I am having a really difficult time believing his results.

Anyways, here are the tests I have done:

24 days post exposure: RNA Aptima QL HIV-1 (non-reactive)
24 days post exposure: 4th gen test (non-reactive)
31 days post exposure: 4th gen test (non-reactive)
47 days post exposure: 4th gen test (non-reactive)
57 days post exposure: 3rd gen test (non-reactive)

I know based on your guidelines you will tell me all testing is conclusive at 3 months. I also know that most HIV specialists will consider the DUO conclusive at 6 weeks. Currently, it has been about 10 weeks, so I am 2 weeks away from testing with a conclusive result; however, I have been in a state of panic. I know that I should feel confident about my partner's tests as well as my own, but I keep convincing myself that the tests are going to turn positive. Instead of feeling more relieved that I am getting closer to the deadline, I am becoming more and more paranoid.

Is it likely that my tests will remain the same? Has anyone at AIDS Vancouver ever seen a negative 3rd gen test change after 6 or 8 weeks?

Thanks so much.

What is the HIV risk from touching tip of the penis or urethra?

I'm just an 18 year old guy but I feel the need to ask this question but do not know to whom until I found your site. I went outside with my friends visiting a mall and a game arcade. When I went home, I felt the urge to masturbate and so I did without washing my hands. I was not sure where my hands got in contact with but it was probably not clean and somehow touched some surfaces that may have HIV. Can I get HIV this way because my unwashed hands got in contact with the opening (?urethra) of my penis? I mean ,is HIV transmission possible from the surface then to my hands and then to the urethra of my penis? My other question is, can you get HIV from touching personal stuff of an HIV positive persons like a mobile phone or other gadgets and then you happened to touch the tip of your penis while urinating without washing hands first? I did not see or felt wetness in those gadgets but of course I was not 100% sure.The answers are so confusing in the Internet so I think it's best to get my information by asking directly these questions. Thank you again.

HIV possibility?

I had anal(gay) sex with a guy 7 days ago, we had protected anal sex and unprotected oral sex. I am so concerned as I had two mouth ulcers on my lips, I gave him oral fro around 15 second.
What is my risk of contracting hiv?? Please help.


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