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Is '....... Patient' really cured?

As i saw the photo of '...... Patient' from internet, it seem he is not really healty. Hiv virus can hide in macrophages tissues and can be surpress into remission. How hiv scientist really sure he is cured. What kind of hiv test they did to him?

bleeding hand and HIV positive semen.

Hello Everyone,

I really need some professional help and your help is much appreciated.
My hands are really really dry with a lot of red scratches cuts from the cold weather(I also have a dermatological skin condition where my skin is so dry that it opens and bleeds in different places of my body). They bleed and stop bleeding a lot during the day, depending if I touch them or rub them.
Im a gay male not out yet and a bit scared of getting sexual with men. I went to a bath house today (gay sauna), I usually don’t touch anyone because of my hands condition, I just like to walk around and watch people. I watched a guy masterbate, as soon as he ejaculated, he ejaculated on his hand and I have no idea why he touched my hand directly. I freaked out because I might be bleeding, I put the towel directly on my hand to see if there was blood, and yes a patch of dry skin was bleeding, basically my towel had a lot of small dots of blood on it. I washed my hand directly and that patch of dry skin kept on bleeding for 20 minutes.

The issue is once he ejaculated he had semen on his hand, and touched my BLEEDING hand skin directly, so his semen touched my blood.

I spoke to the man and found out that he is HIV positive, I made sure of this information through someone else there and indeed he is HIV positive. He was helpful and told me to go to the hosipital directly.
My friend is a nurse at a hospital and she says I need to go to the emergency room and get my situation checked and she told me to insist on take treatment (PEP – post exposure that’s what she called it). She told me because the towel did not have just one drop of blood it had a lot more, which means that my skin was open and actively bleeding.

I am REALLY WORRIED scared I feel numb.. please tell me whats my risk from this situation. What shall I do at the moment ? am I infected ?
Thanks a lot for all your work and help here.

Hong Kong street worker.

Had protected sex with a woman from Kenya in Hong Kong. I had a cut from shaving on my balls and I preformed oral sex. What are the chances of contracting hiv? How soon can I take a blood test with definitive results? This happened 14 days ago. Also how soon does the virus become active and I can spread it to other people ?

a man with HIV virus use hand to help me masturbat

Last Sunday, a man with HIV virus use hand to help me masturbate and when he suck my penis , my penis was in my underwear and it was just short time and no other sex action and we kiss each other just upper body, mouth to mouth his tongue touch my tongue, In my face, there is a little wound it was made last Friday and it has become scab in last Sunday, the man has virus but not AIDS, he take medicine every day, I want to know if I will get HIV

Non detectable

Hi, i have a quick question...my paranoia of hiv had me thinking of possibilities. In case of a person being hiv positive (male) if at one point this person has an undetectable viral load. Can he still pass the virus up to a partner? Could this person go back to having a regular sex life as long as he is undetectable? or is there always a chance to pass the virus to a female? have there ever been any cases of an undetectable viral load still transmitting the virus?

urrrrgentttt help required

hi i had sex with a female and after 6 week i tested and the test was negative and after that she had typhoid fever and after that i again been with her and now i am scared that i am affected she has lot of bf which i came to know now and i did i not cum inside her if you suggest me to take the test what test should i take when to take and if i am affected should i be on medication for whole life even if i am getting test very soon may be by 10 week. if i have multiple partner and all are hiv- then is there a chance of getting exposed pls clarify as soon am really scared?


Many thanks to your team for the selfless works on HIV education. I read your posts and advice on HIV prevention and testings.
I am so scared of HIV and so I always try to take precautions. But looks like I really made a mistake now and am dying of anxiety.
I had a sex with a woman I thought was negative but who later told me that she is positive after the acts, just diagnosed not on drugs, super infectious. We performed the following acts.
1. Vaginal sex with condom (there was no breakage or slippage, only partial slippage like 30%)
2. Oral sex with condom. This scares me the most as it looks like she bit my penis occasionally during the process as I can feel her gnashing teeth sometimes . I examined my penis for physical injuries afterwards but did not see any, but I can feel the sensation. She also vomited on my penis at the end. Can the vomit be full of HIV virus that will pass through any invisible cuts the teeth may have created.
3. After the oral, we performed another vaginal sex with condom, no slippage or breakage. But am worried here if the bite from the oral may have created some fine cuts on my penis above the area covered by the condom.
4. Some long time fingerings. I have no finger injuries

I checked the condoms after each act with water and there was no leakage.
I thought I can have safe sex, but this has turned sour despite all my efforts. My anxiety level is above the roof, I can’t even go to work.
Please did I put my self at risk on any of the above acts. I just did regular HIV tests two months ago as required by my job. Do these acts need specific testing. Also do I need PEP for this?.

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I had protected anal sex with another man. I was the bottom. He is HIV positive and is on his meds. He stated that he is considered undetectable but I guess it's not confirmed since I didn't see a report from his doctor so it could have not been true. We used a condom for both times and I do not think that there was a condom break at any point. I am just worrying because I started getting a sore throat and I am currently at day 9 after the exposure. Could this just be a case of stress or anxiety and I'm causing these symptoms myself? Has there been any confirmed cases of transmission from someone on their meds to someone who is negative? Thank you in advance.

Protected sex for less than a minute

hi, im really worried and dont know what to do..
i had protected sex with a massage girl in china and i was using durex condom
i didnt kiss or anything else. she just put a condom on my dick and i fucked her till the cum came out and it was even less than 30 seconds
what are the chances to catch aids and id lik to mention that it was my first time ever and im 18 yrs old only


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