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Should I do the PEP or not?

Hello everyone,

Thank you in advance for your support. This morning I had sex with a girl I've been dating for 2 weeks and the condom broke. She did an HIV test on Apr 20 resulting negative.

I already went to the hospital and consulted a doctor which first suggested to do the PEP (the girl had many partners before) and then recommended to just get her to test today. The doctor said if she's negative today there's no need for me to do the PEP as with 2 negative tests in a month the risk of being infected would be very very low (0.001%) even in the case she had sex with other partners while she was dating with me.

I got tested today and I'm HIV negative and I'm taking her to test in 3 hours. If she's negative I won't take the PEP pills. If she's positive I will. What do you guys think about this?

Thank you!

Please advice

I met a woman (HIV status unknown); Simply ended up fingering her inside the vagina for over 10 minutes. I don't have any cuts on my fingers. We did not indulge in any other sexual activity either. Its been 20 days now and i am having increased frequency of defecation but not diarrhea. Am worried so much. Is there a chance these are initial symptom and i am infected? Is it a possibility.. Please do pray tell me.. Too much anxiety

Hiv in blister fluid

Is there hiv in blister fluid from a burn? my friend who has sex without protection a lot had a burn on his finger that popped when we were out together. Then my boyfriend had a scratch that bled on his own finger but during the night we were all sharing the leash of my friends dog. I was wondering if blister fluid got on my boyfriends wound would it be dangerous?

risk from wound on the mouth

Hello friends.
I was really so quiet, I found a scratch on the palate. If my food is eaten or a bowl of chopsticks or straws and drinking water is contaminated with blood, then I have a risk of hiv infection. Do I need to use pep and test
I hope to get an answer soon
Thanks very much

Can u get HIV or STD from a boobjob?

Dear Aidsvancouver, Thanks a lot for having this site and helping people!

I have a question i hope you can answer, I'm normally very anxious about stuff but trying to think clear about this.

1. I went to a massage parlor and was getting massaged, The lady finished off the massage with a handjob and a boobjob. So my penis obviously touched her breast and her nipples. I couldn't see that there were any breastmilk or any other fluid coming out from her breast. i wasn't really looking but i think i would have seen that.

2. So my question is, my penis touched her breast during the hand job and I'm sure the urethra of my penis came in contact with her nipples. Have i put myself at any risk for HIV or other STD´s?

Thanks once again.

Dirty Restroom / Shower

Hello AIDS Vancouver,

I had a question regarding the risks involved with cleaning / using a dirty restroom. Would these two scenarios result in any potential risk of transmission?

1st scenario) Water from the toilet splashing into the eyes

2nd scenario) Putting on underwear after walking on the dirty floor (feet will have brushed the inside of the underwear), with the head of my penis being mildly irritated and the opening contacting the underwear directly. This will have occurred about an hour after the last person used the restroom.

Thanks for your time and any information you can provide.


I gave a gay person oral sex for me.
When I came back, I saw a scratch on my penis. If my partner has oral bleeding, I have hiv infection

risk of hiv from open wound

HI, thanks for your website. It's very useful.
I'm have a question: i have a contact between skin and skin with my teacher. If i and my teacher have open wound and bleeding, hiv can be transmission ? and it is the high or low risk.
Many thank.
I hope see your answer soon.

Casual Contact Clarification

Hi there,

I am trying to educate myself and I was just wondering if you could please explain in detail why casual contact with someone with HIV is no risk. What if someone with HIV began to have a bleeding cut while casually hanging out with them and you accidentally came in contact with the infected blood by brushing up against them, hugging or shaking hands with them? Is this still considered casual contact even if they are bleeding? What if the HIV negative person had a cut or scrape on them as well. I am just wanting to make sure that it is safe for me to be around someone that I know with HIV as I have a baby and would never want to put him at risk. Thank you so much in advance.

Kissing/Making out

So, I read on here that there is no risk for regular kissing, with the exception of blood, is a no risk but I also read that a risk is created when bodily fluids are exchanged so does that make making out with the exchange of syliva a risk?


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