I have a bit of anxiety and really need to know what my odds are. I have been doing everything in my life to ensure I maintain my status negative so here are the details
I started prep on the 18th of March 2019 and I had sex with someone that was HIV positive undetectable on the 30th of March 2019. I know he is Undetectable because he was kind enough to take the effort in showing me his most recent results that were on 19th Of march 2019 he showed me the medication he takes and he confessed to me that he had been positive for 6 years and that he has mainted a viral load less than 20 copies. I am also on prep and have taken it the same time every day up to this point I even took an extra one after I found all this out. Yesterday. I was the top and sex wasn't out of the Norm and I am certain of his undetectable status and saw the medication that he takes. He even sent me a copy of those results from the lab. What is my level of risk? If someone whom is hiv positive undetectable with a viral load of less than 20 copies, has unprotected anal sex with someone who is HIV negative and has been taking prep for 2 weeks?
Please help me ease my anxiety, I refrained from treating him badly because he is a kind person and plus he looks really healthy! not only did he show me the proof but it is evident from how he looks! I would defiantly consider taking things farther with him but I need the facts and the education of what my risk will be even under these; what I consider, to be optimal circumstances. where he and I have open communication and he is being forthcoming and honest.
Do these factors put me at risk for getting HIV?
Last week i had protected sex with a massage girl.Feew hours later i started having symptoms :Pain and burning in urination.Light fever,Sweating in forehead.Lower abdomen and lower back pain.After 3 days i still had those symptoms and i saw a urologist who did a urine test which came back negative-he said no uti.He gave me medication for gonorrea,chlamydia and trichomoniasis.He also gave me a pill to relif my burning and pain.He also gave me a course of antibiotics fo 7 days.Now today 4 days after i saw the doctor i still have the same symptoms.What should i do.Do you think i got infected with any std?Did i got infected with hiv?Which diseases give you this symptoms 6 hours after protected sex?Please help me i am loosing my mind.
I just wanted to thank you guys for the awesome work you guys are doing around the world, helping people such as myself. I had a question. I had a kissing incident with a little biting last year, and I'm sure there was no blood involved. I went to a doctor who didn't advise PEP. The girl that I kissed was having symptoms consistent with ARS. I don't know if she was positive or not but all the sources I have read like avert.org, CDC say that saliva is not implicated in the transmission of HIV. However, I also read that when a person is having ARS during the acute stage, viral load is at it's peak.
1. Does this apply to the viral load in blood or saliva as well?
2. Is saliva infectious when a person is having ARS symptoms or it is never infectious regardless?
Please help me I have been losing some sleep over this incident
I had a protected sex with a CSW whom I think to be hiv positive,First she gave me unprotected oral sex just for a half minunte and then we had a protected vaginal sex.My major concern is about the cut that was made two hours before the intercourse while shaving at the base of the penis.I think that during sex condom had not covered this cut and it might came in contact with vaginal fluids which might have caused transmission.
My question is that is hiv transmission possible through this cut which is not bleeding at a time of sex???
I got high fever and extreme fatigue on the second day of sex which remained for one and half week which was not treated even on taking antibiotics every day.After fever was cured I developed white tongue and mouth ulcers which is still present in third week.I am really stressed and anxious after that incident as it was my first time to do such thing.
Here is my risk assignment.
I'm receptive anal intercourse. We use condom properly but he spit his saliva as lubricant. After finish i check the condom it didn't break or had any damage.
The thing that i concern is if his saliva contain the blood or not. I do my research in this forum and found out that once HIV is outside body and expose to the air it's no longer able to transmit. So if his saliva contain with blood but he spit it out as lubricant the virus is non-transmissible. Am i understand it correctly?
Hi, thanks for the work you do in helping people from all over the world.
I've found myself in a situation where I thought I might be at risk of contracting HIV, and since that, everything scares me. I can't have a normal day without the fear of contracting HIV.
If I have got some bodily fluid containing HIV on my hand, and go to the bathroom to thoroughly wash my penis and anus with that same hand that has HIV bodily fluid on it, am I at risk of contracting HIV? I've seen your HIV Transmission Equation, and that doesn't make me feel any better because, you're still putting the HIV bodily fluid in and/or on your penis/anus.
Also, can I contract HIV if I have a bodily fluid containing HIV on my hand and I go to the toilet and touch my penis and/or anus while wiping?
Another thing that scares me, and is getting in the way of basic daily functions is using soap. I use a liquid shower soap when I clean myself. Is it possible for HIV to survive in liquid shower soap and then contract the HIV that was in the very same liquid shower soap?
Please help. I don't want to leave the house or interact with people because I'm so scared.
I had sexual intercourse with sex worker which I think might be HIV positive, We had vaginal intercourse with condom but my concern is that I had made cut on the base of the penis just one and half hour before the sex which bled for half a minute and then stopped bleeding.During the vaginal intercourse this cut was not covered by the condom and was exposed to the vaginal fluid.
What is the risk of transmission through this non bleeding cut???
Symptoms that I am experiencing are:
On the second day of the sex I had a high fever along with slight headache and chronic fatigue which lasted for one and half week. On the beginning of the second week I am suffering from white tongue and slight sore throat along with mouth ulcers but no other symptoms except tiredness.I am feeling thirsty more than usual and moreover I wake up at night to drink water due to thirst.I am feeling really stressed and anxious.
Do my symptom are related to HIV.
hello , i recently when to Barbershop . he did apply some wax to remove unwanted hair on my face. after removing hairs from my face , there was minor bleeding from hair follicle pores.
the barber applied big Ice cube on it to stop inflamation and to prevents reddenning . But what if he used the Ice on the previous client and what if there was blood from previous customer or any kinda infection from previous customer . i am so worried and i have so much anxiety , i can not even focus . i am so stress . Can Hiv survive on Ice cube . They keep Ice in a Ice box .
Dear Team- Thank you for taking the time to answer this.
I had protected vaginal sex, the condom broke right in the beginning and he pulled out immediately. I was tested at 6 weeks, 3 months and 4 months with 4th generation HIV test all coming back negative. My concern is I had two vaginal yeast infections about 7 weeks after and then again about 13 weeks after. I also noticed about 15 weeks after my right lymph node on my neck is swollen.
1- Are my tests conclusive or do I need to retest at 6 months
2- Does the quantity of HIV transmitted affect the window period. Meaning if only a small amount of HIV was transmitted would it take longer for my body to respond to it thus lengthening the window period?
today i went for a blood test , at a registered medical lab which is dam super clean in yangon Myanmar , the nurse covered her hand with gloves , then cleaned the area of my arm with alcohol patch , and for drawing the blood she used multi sample collection needle , (venipuncture ), the issue is i did not see or i did not noticed that the multi sample collection needle was sealed or not , as u know or you remember they keep all these in a basket and pick one for the test , after the blood was drawn she threw it in dustbin , i am now being paranoid as if she has used a old one , or someone has touched the needle and then covered it again , can i get hiv or hepatitis or any other infection ,
or please tell that needle cap once opened cannot be put back , or what is the possibility that someone can get infected this way
I am in doubt , can a health worker do this , or how safe are these multi sample collection needles are , can there cap opened once cant be put back or what are the chances it was old or someone has just touched it and pack it back , my fault is i didnt noticed its seal but now i am being paranoid , how stupid i can be
i visited that lab again today morning , and saw everything again, the needles were in basket , sealed everyone , i asked their manager , she told me they only use needle once , but i am still paranoid