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Sharing snorting equipment

Hi,
Recently I shared snorting equipment (rolled bill) with my friends who i believe are HIV- (i dont have reasons to think differently). From what I remember i didnt see any blood on bill (I belive that if there was substantial amount of blood i would have noticed it). Additionally I think that i hadnt any cuts in my nose. So my question is : In this situation i have to test myself ? There was ANY risk ?

Lets assume that there was blood on rolled bill - ANY risk of hiv transmission ?

Sorry for my english because its not my native language but i hope you will understand everything what I wrote. Thank you very much for you help !

PROPER CONDOM WITHDRAWAL

Hello,

I had sex with a girl using condom, the condom was intact but slipped out like 20%. After sex, I withdrew my penis from her vagina without holding the end of the condom but the condom came out intact. Later, I read that one is supposed to hold the end of the condom during withdrawal to avoid leakage.from the base of the condom.

Can it be possible that her vagina fluid have leaked into the condom during withdrawal and infect me with HIV if she is positive?
Am worried because I asked the girl her status after the sex and she just told me its personal to her, I feel she may be positive.

Does this require a test?

Hiv transmission from bus.

Do anybody knowningly transfer hiv virus using needle when we are sleeping while we travelling in a bus or train.
Do we know if someone use needle while we had drunked.

Chance of a Rapid HIV Negative Test at 3 months turning positive?

Hi,

First off thank you for the work that you do every day in helping folks with questions on such a terrifying disease. I am a young man who has had sex before, but I only recently started thinking about the dangers of sex and the transmission of HIV/STDs. Here is my question. Apart from the other times I've had sex in the past, I had sex with two callgirls, one in October and one in November. The first one was just oral and vaginal sex, but the other was vaginal and anal sex, again, all protected. Both told me they were HIV negative, but since then, I've had no sexual encounters altogether (mostly because I am just scared out of my mind).

I took an INSTI Rapid Test 66 Days (9 Weeks), 82 Days (11 Weeks), and then a final test at 95 Days (13 Weeks), all of which came back negative. I get that there was low risk to start, but so much stuff I read says 6 months is conclusive or 1 year is conclusive. What really worries me is that I'm in that 0.01% that receives a false-negative, only to test positive down the road. In these three months I have had headaches, a sore-throat, and sometimes have felt fatigue, but these have all been for 1 or 2 days at a time, or could be logically explained by something else - like walking out in the cold or not stretched before a workout.

I realize this all may be very trivial as opposed to other questions, but I just can't get this fear out of my head and would like to know what my chances are, realistically, of testing HIV-positive after the three tests that I mentioned above? One other issue of concern for me is that diabetes runs in my family, which I've heard can sometimes cause autoimmune problems - one of the reasons a 3-month HIV test is sometimes not reliable. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes or any autoimmune problems, but if I were to be living with diabetes and not know, could that have affected the three negative HIV tests I have already had?

Any help would be much appreciated. I just really want to see a day where the thought of HIV doesn't cross my mind in the span of 24 hours. Thanks?

Needle stick question

I am a health care provider, I tried finding the answer by looking through the history but I couldn't find one. My question concerns needles, is a (hollow) needle able to transmit the virus when stuck with one without a syringe attached to it? Syringes are very easy to spot in the health care environment as they are rather large, but a hollow needle (Detached from a syringe) by itself is very, very, hard to spot.

HIV Cut on Finger and Vaginal Secretion

Hello,
A few days ago (I'd say three to four weeks) I satayed up late working when I had a cut on my finger while moving some books from one shelf to another. I've cut the skin the border the nails of my middle right finger and the skin was loose. It stopped bleeding shortly after that, but It was one of those cuts that still hurts when you make a fist.
The next day (about 5 to 6 hours later) I had sexual intercourse with a prostitute in a brothel, and at some point I used the cut finger in her anus (or vagina). When I finished, I noticed the skin was peeled back though it wasn't bleeding. It had a shade of pink and what appeared to be some secretion.
My concern is: If she has HIV, am I at risk? Is that the type of cut that can have me infected?

Condom reversed without my knowledge

I'm deep worried because I had sex with a sex worker and as I was drunk I don't know why she asked to change the condon. When she put the new one I felt some humidity in my penis. She also rubbed my penis vigorously, as it was flacid and at the moment I didnt think much of. Now I'm almost sure that she used the same condon reversed. After 9 days I started feeling the symptoms of the early stage, as muscle ache, chills, but no fever. After 20 days I got tested, it was a 4th generation test combined with antigen p24. The result was negative. What can I do?

Chances of STDs after protected vaginal intercourse?

Hi there,

About a week ago I had vaginal intercourse with a women. First we used a condom for oral sex, and then I used a new condom for vaginal sex. The condoms were put on properly both times and they did not break. A little bit of lubricant was also used.

My only worry is that I know this individual has many sexual partners, although she is always safe, as in this case. Also, she has been tested within the last 6 weeks for any STD's.

I'm still a little concerned though. I do have anxiety problems which makes the whole situation worse. My question is, should I get myself tested?

It's hard for me to wait many more weeks so I was thinking to get the RNA test done next week, however, this test is extremely expensive.

I spoke with a few people and the main advice I received is that if we were safe and the condom did not break, then even if the other individual had an STD, it is not really possible for her to give it to me (unless it is something that can be passed along with just skin to skin contact of course). And on top of that she has been recently tested. I have been told it is not necessary to get tested given the facts. What would you suggest in this case?

What are the chances that i have got HIV ?

Hi there,
I have been living in absolute anxiety for the past 2 months plus. i am at day 65 post exposure(unprotected vaginal intercourse with an unknown status woman 4 times in 2 days, (first 2 protected last 2 unprotected) and seem to have ARS symptoms. I have been having random sore throats, and i have had some sores in my mouth(inner lip and top of tongue and under it as well), had a rash on my chest(Day 52 - Clearing up without ointment or treatment) and have been experiencing flu like symptoms which began on day 28(Nasal congestion after a bout of sneezing 35 times, no fever). i have done 5 HIV Ag/Ab Tests as follow,

Day 32 - SD Bioline 4th Gen Ag/Ab test rapid test - Non reactive
Day 47 - SD Bioline 4th Gen Ag/Ab rapid test - Non reactive
Day 54 - SD Bioline 4th Gen Ag/Ab rapid test - Non reactive
Day 54 - STD Screen Hep B's antigen and antibody - non-reactive, Anti HCV - non reactive, HIV Ag/Ab - non reactive ( Did, Chlamydia PCR - Not detected , Gonorrhoeae - Not detected , Syphillis TP Ab - Non reactive , HSV Type 1 IgG Ab - 3.50 (Positive) Had this my whole life, HSV Type 2 IgG Ab - 0.18( Negative )
Day 62 - SD Bioline 4th Gen Ag/Ab rapid test - Non Reactive

My questions are:
(1) What are my chances that the Virus or antibodies has not been sufficiently produced and is still undetectable ?
(2) Would you recommend further testing or wait for the 12 week mark (84 days) ?
(3) I unable to sleep properly and have been getting only 3-4 hours sleep per night before waking up in a fright. Could my symptoms be due to Anxiety and Stress ?
(4) In the day i seem to have chills, perplexed by this.

Potential HIV infection and condom question URGENT

I was having anal sex the other day with a TS prostitute, and now I am worried if the condom broke during the time and I could get hiv. It lasted for less than a minute. If i saw that there was a sac of semen that formed at the tip, what are the chances that the condom broke?( i did not ejaculate in the rectum, it was outside). If the condom did not break, and the tip was protected, there is an incredibly tiny chance I could get hiv right? thank you so much for your time.

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