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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.

Unprotected fellatio...fully protected vaginal sex....Latex condom being intact..

Sir , I had sex with one female ( unknown status of HIV) 9 days ago , unprotected oral sex by me lending penis and she giving mouth i.e. penile mouth oral sex ...I am HIV -..... did not ejaculate ( she appeared not to have any mouth sores, also when kissed , I could not taste any blood or any bad breath or any abnormality /abrasion - but I am not 100% confident about gum disease, if any she had).. we kissed not very deep and not dry either for 10-12 seconds max....
Then I had fully protected vaginal sex and the condom being fully intact ( I am sure as I have checked it two times during the activity and also checked by putting it under tap water - it did not leaked ) hence I am fully confirm to have it intact....no ejaculation and ejected the penis while more or less straight... No condom sleep off ....
Now she had no lesions/rashes on her entire body / skin / face/ mouth ....appeared hyegenic...
But now I am freaking out for the fear of HIV....
How about my chances of contracting it ....?
Please reply to it...

I am very anxious....

Very stupid situation

Hello
I had an unprotected sex with a HIV+ girl 3 months ago and i made a stupid decision, I started to take unprescribed HAART med from day 1
Now it’s been 2 months I’m suffering from armpit, neck and groin lymphopathy
Tested negative ELISA and NAAT both out of window periods(day 80-85)
What have I done? Am I gonna die?
I think I would never seroconvert like this since the med is keeping viral load blew detectable line so the immune system won’t produce enough antibodies. The virus is replicating in my lymph nodes and eats up my CD4s continuously
What’s next?

Can I get HIV from a shower head?

I went into the shower and used a detachable shower head to wash my body including my body parts, penis and anus included. I am slightly paranoid when it comes to hiv/std's infections. If someone had used the shower head immediately before for masturbating and some body fluids were left on the shower head would that pose a risk for me when I used it to spray myself with the water, an awful lot of water coming out from this shower head? Thanks for taking the time to alleviate my anxiety.

Need Some Guidance Please

Hi , I am a guy from India , I did domething stupid . Got very drunk and had sex with a call Girl . Let me elaborate that bit here . She put a condom on me . I think it was okay . She got on top and gave 10-12 thrusts post which I got on her and gave 4-5 thrusts . There was no semen which was out . I was too drunk and not interested to do it so she gave me a hand job . That did not do the trick so I got the condom off and mastrubated myself . At the time I think the condom was intact . It did not seem broken or torn . I have no idea about her HIV status let alone viral load . This happened 3 days back and now I am scared . I have read all I could online , which has reassured me that chances of HIV with Condom are very less unless the condom tears .One thing to mention here is that I think her virgina was dry ( On account of her not being emotionally attached and everything ) . I will get the 28 day HIV 1 and 2 Antibody done but every second is killing me . All I want to know is that what are my odds .

symptoms for 2 months, do I have HIV?

I had protected sex 2 month ago and I know its protected and hiv can't be passed this way but during the intercourse I heard the condom pop but after ejaculation when I took out I couldn't see it break but since then after 10 days I had fatigue and diarrhea which lasted 1 month and swollen lymph nodes on my neck which lasted about 5 weeks and my main problem is some mouth lesions or ulcers inside my mouth in the area between the wisdom tooth and the tongue and I get sore throat till now that come and go and also night sweats now I know I used a condom but these symptoms have no other explanation I made cbc which was normal t3,t4 were normal also negative for epv and mono and negative at 27 days for syphlis and gnorrhea.

I went for an hiv antibody test at 27 days after the exposure which came back negative but I don't know what generation it is but its name is hiv 1,2 antibody test
and also tested negative at 47 days using the same test they took blood from the vein not finger prick
so what are my chances that I am hiv positive and are these mouth problems an ars symptoms that stay for this long?

Tattoo, HIV Risk?

I received a tattoo on friday, and by sunday, I began developing cold symptoms. On monday, I felt like I had a cold, but my symptoms were mild. I received my tattoo from a very clean, professional parlor where i have also received multiple piercings. although i did not see the artist change the needle, he took about 20 mins in between me and the girls who had gone before me to "clean up," and i'm assuming he changed the needle then. I know that the girls in front of me were HIV negative. under these circumstances, what are the chances on contracting HIV from a tattoo? is my cold a coincidence?

Lancet Pen, HIV Risk?

Hello,

I hope you could help me. My daughter got a blood test done at medical clinic in Greece while we were on holiday. The blood test was done by lancet pen. I saw the nurse to take a new lancet BUT the new lancet was put to a lancet pen that was not a single-use pen which means that the pen is used on multiple patients. When we returned home I learned that these lancet pens should not be used on multiple people even if a new lancet is used and that this procedure could put my daughter to a risk for blood-borne viruses such as HIV, HBV or HCV. I took my daughter to a pediatrician and they did "baseline" tests at 6,5 weeks (46 days) post this incidence. All tests were negative and the HIV test they used was 4th. gen test (HIVAgAb). We also learned that my daughter has a good response to Hepatitis A/B vaccination she received when she was 2 yrs. old (thank god for that).

My questions:
What is the real HIV/HCV risk from this incident? Health officials say that using these pens is a risk even if the lancet is changed. I have read your answers that say that it would be no-risk even when people got pricked with USED lancet. I am really confused.

Taking into account this incidence (new lancet put to a lancet device and only the pen used on oher people than my daughter) how accurate is the 4th gen HIV test done at 46 days? One doctor said it is conclusive and another that we still need to get tested at 12 weeks.

I am so scared and my anxiety level is very high. I am scared that my 10-year-old daughter got infected because I took her to see a doctor while we were on vacation. Please help!

HIV Risk from Pubic Lice, Scabies, and Body Lice?

can pubic lice, scabies and body lice transmitt hiv ? my friend is hiv positive. he stays with me sometimes and now realized that have body lices, pubic lices and i am afraid of it. it is danger for mi about hiv ?

Concern

Hello,

I am a straight 21 year old male. I had unprotected sex for the first time on June 25 with a girl for a few minutes. I started with a condom but could not finish so I took it off for the end. A few days after, I developed a lot of pain in my groin area and legs. I went to my doctor and he said I have an infection and prescribed me penicillin. It turned out to be a muscle strain after an MRI and pain pills. However, I finished the medicine. About 7 days into the medicine treatment, I developed a rash on my chest, oral thrush and a rapid heart rate. My doctor said I was allergic to penicillin and gave a steroid which helped for a while. It then came back and I have had severe anxiety about it being HIV. I asked my partner to get tested about 7 weeks later and she did and was negative. She said I have nothing to worry about however my anxiety is killing me. I did an Oraquick test last week and was negative which was about 11 weeks later. I still cannot get it out of my head. Should I be worried? I have never felt so alone and scared in my life. Thank you.

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