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unsterile procedure

I got two stitches from an accident, My concern is I wasn't sure if the instruments they used were sterile. I only noticed that the syringe and suture were new. But there was no noticeable blood stained on the instruments.
Would it be possible to transmit HIV from this. I was the only patient that night. I assume if there was HIV, then its been exposed to the environment.

Penis head Insertion for 10-20 seconds. Post-PEP testing

I had an exposure of penis head entering twice in my anus for just 10-20 seconds. No ejaculation, just pre-cum.
I got scared and was on PEP for 30 days. I got tested today exactly at 6 weeks or 42 days post pep with 2 HIV tests, one was Rapid uni-gold HIV test and rapid Alere Determine Ag/Ab 4th generation HIV test at the same clinic. both came out negative at 6 weeks post pep. I was wondering will this testing shows that i am negative and what are my chances at 3 month testing ? I know post pep guideline says 3 months testing. i was just nervous and got tested at 6 weeks. And do i also need a 6 months test ? Thanks

Risk of hiv from fresh blood on the mouth of cup

I need to your advise
I have a fever and cracked my lips. I have to eat and use the restaurant's cup. If there is fresh blood on the mouth of the cup, do I risk of hiv. Many thanks

Possible exposure - very worried

Hi, recently I was very drunk and made out with someone who is HIV positive. It was deep making out, with tongue. I am on PrEP, however I'm very worried, because the day after I started getting symptoms of a head cold: sore throat, congested nose.
During the time we were making out, my nose also started bleeding.
Is there a chance I contracted HIV? I'm very worried, as it seems too much of a coincidence for the symptoms of a head cold to appear the next day, after making out with someone who is HIV positive. I have been on PrEP for about a year, taking one tablet each night.

Hiv from Massage Parlour

Hello, first of all thank you for your great work!

Please answer my question I'm very anxious about a situation happened 2weeks ago.

I visit a massage parlor and was getting massage, the lady gave me a hand relief but she also licked my nipples and was on the way to give me oral sex. If i remember everything correct she licked my balls and my shaft then i stopped her before she took my penis in her mouth. What I'm really scared of is if she licked the top of penis with her tongue before i took her head away and said no.

So im concerned about if that quick lick with her tongue could transmit HIV?

I went back and spoked to her about that I'm scared and she was nice to show me 2 HIV tests. One was 5 weeks prior to this incident and she also went for a new one when i went with her.

Both came back negative, i don't know what the test were called but it was some blood from the finger and then u wait for 10-15minutes.

Stupid Mistake

I was manic for a while and got involved with some dom/sub play with another guy in my area. He collected some cum in a container about 3 days before I came over and kept it in the fridge. I wound up being convinced to swallow it. We then had protected sex.

My question is would the refrigerated cum be a large risk factor? I tested with the INSTI test 32 days post exposure and it was non reactive. My only concern is that on one side of my neck I can now feel my lymph node which is about the size of a pea, but not painful. Thanks for any help you can give.

Condom Broke

Good evening.
I had sexual intercourse with my girlfriend last night.
The condom broke and I immediately pulled out. I have not ejaculated.

Both of us are still 20. We only had sex with each other. She has had no previous sexual partners. She has never kissed anyone before me. She has never done anything sexual basically before me. Same goes for me. I haven't done anything sexual and she is my first.

Both of us have never have never used used needles before. Never have we used drugs.

We have never received blood donations too.

My parents are negative for sure. Her parents too.

What are the chances of HIV transmission?

It's been a day now. Should I go get PEP or should I just let it go?

Thanks for your help.

Hope you can help me.

I feel like I am over reacting but I'm hoping you can give me an answer to calm me down.

Recently I meet up with 2 guys from tinder (different times).

The first guy I met rubbed his penis between my cheeks. What I'm worried about is if he may have had precum which would have landed on my anus. Also, he wanted me to put the head of my penis on his anus, but I never inserted. I also fingered him for less than a minute. Does that pose a risk for me?

With the second guy, we both gave each other hand jobs. At one point, he played with his penis and then came back to mine. If he had precum on his hand and then grabbed my penis, is that a concern?


I changed to a shared flat and I share the bathroom with a person that I think has HIV, since he is gay, very effeminate and he is 48 years old. My problem is that I was going to pierce my nose, but I did not go in, I obtained blood from the force I exercised, I cleaned it with hot water and antiseptic. But it fell in the sink.

After that I did not remember what I did with the earring, I was in a hurry and I wanted to use that earring. Now I am scared because in the wash I could have been infected with HIV and impregnate myself in my piercing before putting it on and bleeding.


This man goes to work at 5 am, I did it in the afternoon, around 1 pm.

* I did not see liquid blood as such.

* Now I feel flu symptoms and the event happened 1 week ago. I’m in a risk?

Blood on toilet paper


If toilet paper had blood on it and it was used to wipe the vagina, would that be worry enough to get and use PRep?

Thank you!


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