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CD4 Testing

What is the recommended place in Vancouver where i can have my cd4 count done? I am just visiting this city thru a cruiseship and i needed my CD4 to start my medication. Please help

scared of being infected

please i had sex with two condom worn but discovered one was broken but the other intact and tested the girl immidaitely and discover she was positive. and not aware of it . i went the nxt day and started pep with two combination [lamuvudin and tenofovir} but 5days later was told by a pharmacist that 2 combination from same class is not protective ; then immidaitely added effaverenz to it . is 8th day today and am so worried cos of the two combination i started with and introducing the last one after 72hours. pls help me

Please, some peace of mind

I am a 22 years-old MSM. Until now, I've had 10 sexual encounters. Only one of them led to anal intercourse, with me being the unprotected receptive man with a guy of unknown status. After that time, I had two more encounters (receptive oral sex without ejaculation). The last one of these encounters took place almost two months after my first anal experience.
Then I lost my mind and the testing frenzy took place for the first time. 16 days after my last exposure, I got a RNA HIV-1 test form LarbCorp: NEGATIVE. That same day, I took an Oraquick which turned out to be negative. A very faint line appeared on the T zone after about one week of taking the test (I kept it as a "souvenir"). 5 weeks after my last exposure (that is, more than 3 months after my high-risk exposure) I took a blood test (it was an immunochromatography for antibodies like OraQuick but with blood). The first test I took that time developed a red linear faint spot perpendicular to the C line, on the T zone. I took another test then since the first one seemed to be defectuous, and the result was negative.
I know that I have got 3 -ve results so far. The RNA test is usually nor recommended for diagnostics although LapCorp claims that its test is FDA-approved. The Oraquick test was taken during the window period, although it had already been about two months after my high-risk exposure. The blood test I took with proper timing was negative, but I still have the image of the defective test on my mind.
I am planning to get psychological support, but I feel that I need to be sure of my status before doing so. What do you think taking into account your experiences? what about the timing and the incidents I had? Should I get re-tested? Which test should I get? Anything that you tell me would be very appreciated...I am seriously losing my mind about this situation. I feel like I haven't found peace of mind after so many attempts...


Hi there,

i have a question, can i get hiv if i cut my finger with a knife ( there is a minimum open wound but with a lot of bleeding) and a friend of mine cut his finger too and he bleed on my wound with fresh blood, his and mine(like two drops of blood ), supposing he is HIV positive, is there a risk?

wait for your prompt reply,

thank you


How aids can spread?

Sir, if I lick pussy of a sex worker who has HIV, is it possible that i also get HIV?

Is there a hope for us?

Hi thank you for the great work you guys do. I need some advice about my situation
I'm a gay male when I was a child I was sexually assaulted by a man as result I contracted Hepatitis B and became a chronic carrier unfortunately and have been living with Hepatitis b since then and I'm an active carrier. I like a guy I met in a bar recently and when I wanted to disclose my status to him, he disclosed first and told me that he is HIV positive and hasn't started treatment yet ( we are both 23 years old). I'm really scared that if we go intimate, we might infect each other with our diseases. I'm not sure if the hepatitis b vaccine can work for him as he has HIV and his immune system is weak. Is there a way that we can have a healthy relationship without passing our infections to each other? I'm willing to fight till the end because I really like him and his status wouldn't matter to me , but what matter to me is my status because I don't want to infect him and make his situation worse and of course I have no interest in becoming HIV positive also.
Any advice would be great What should I do?
Thank you very much

I performed oral, got semen in my mouth (I have braces + bleeding gums)

Earlier today, I performed oral on a sexually active person I just met. He gave me his test results from a month ago that tested negative, and we used a condom during anal sex. However, I performed oral on him later with no condom. He came in my mouth without warning, and I was worried that I might contract a disease from him (possibly HIV) because I wear braces, and my gums bleed, and I just brushed my teeth 30 minutes before encounter. We also talked for a good 20 minutes post-coitus, so I guess a small fraction of his semen was wallowing in my mouth during then. I am really scared. I am 18, and my parent had no idea. Should I get tested? Thank you!

urethral discharge and hiv in oral sex

I know doing a fellatio to an hiv+ person is a neglible risk of contract hiv if there isn't an cum ejaculation, but I want to ask you if the hiv+ have another std, like chlamydia or gonorrhea or syphilis, and this person has infectious fluid for this std, like urethral discharge or fluid of a chancre, if this fluids increases significatly the risk of hiv transmission. This fluids have hiv in important concentration, or hiv is only in important concentrations in cum and blood in men?
Thanks, and my apologizes for my bad english.

Protected Sex but menstrual blood


I am a 19 year old who had a protected (condom) sexual intercourse with a girl of same age.
It was a one-time incident and my first "one-night stand" while she had 10+ partners before.

we had protected sex but there was menstrual blood because she was on her period.
I had no cuts or wounds on near my crotch (ballsack?) but it did come in contact with the menstrual blood.

This happened about 50 days ago. It's been on my mind for a while.
I'm generally paranoid about bodily diseases.
Even the first time I had protected sex with a girl, I was worried about transimission through kissing.

Please let me know if I should be worried

Penis touched to outer surface of vagina

Helloo.. recently I had sex with some women. Unfortunately my penis got into contact with her outer surface of vagina(near the entry hole) for a minute or so. Then I realized and used a condom. Will I be infected by HIV virus?? I don't know whether she had HIV virus or not


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