Hi, first of all thank you for providing all the information.
7 weeks ago I received unprotected oral from a female. We also kissed and did a mutual masturbation. No vaginal or anal sex.
12 days after encounter I had a fever for about 48 hours and blood discharge from my belly button(also for 2 days). On day 14 I was really anxious about being infected so I went to do a HIV test in clinic. It was a ECLIA antibody test. Result was negative. My fever that day also disappeared and I slept so well. On day 15 I woke up in middle of the night with a sweat on my neck and forehead. I had a weird dream about HIV so I think it was because of this.
Then after 5 weeks (day 35) I went to test again.
This time I tested with Architect HIV 1,2 Ag/Ab test. Result was negative as well. Doctor told me that because I had a "negligible risk" encounter I don't have to test again.
My question is:
The doctor told me that, if the symptoms that I experienced would be because of the HIV infection, I would already test positive because my body already would fight with the virus. Is that true ?
Should I test one more time at 8 weeks with Ag/Ab test or should I test later when I will go for a regular testing (I test every 6 months).
Thanks for answering.
I fingered a woman who was on her period. I wore a latex examination glove on the hand I fingered her with. There was vaginal fluid mixed with a little blood on the outside of the glove. After the fingering, I carefully removed the glove and my fingers were completely dry no fluids whatsoever on them. I later washed my hands with soap and water after getting home in 15 minutes. I have the following concerns:
1. Say I have some thin peeling skin (not bleeding or painful) just above the cuticle on my fingers, is this an opening that would allow the HIV viral particles to enter?
2. Does it make a difference that I used a latex glove for the fingering?
3. The girl was quite wet during the fingering as we did some foreplay (kissing and touching) so i did not use any lube. My fingering was not rough or aggressive and I'm sure the glove did not break..is this OK?
4. About 30 minutes before the fingering I had washed my hands with water dried them and then rubbed a little Vaseline/lotion on my hands as I usually do. As I was making my way to her home I put my fingers in my pocket and I also tried on another glove before fingering her, which i then discarded because I tore it by mistake. i am sure that any leftover residue (if there was any) from the Vaseline/lotion on my fingers was gone because my fingers/hands felt completely dry before the fingering..i read that oils can weaken latex so would microscopic residues of lotion that I had rubbed on my fingers 30 minutes prior to the fingering episode weaken the latex?
Thank you for your help
My Question was answered but not completely : PLEASE answer the 2nd part of it which got missed perhaps : FINGER PRICKED WITH LANCET AND FINGERED CSW 24 HOURS LATER WITH SAME FINGER
On 11th April, 2019, my question was answered under the below title:
FINGER PRICKED WITH LANCET AND FINGERED CSW 24 HOURS LATER WITH SAME FINGER
However, I had asked a 2nd part of the question which remains unanswered. Please advise/comment, do I need to get tested for HIV for this kind of exposure or no need ?
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.
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 am from Vietnam and I have questions to ask
.Today i go to get a haircut. During the haircut, the barber was cut into his hand and bleed. However, that person did not bandage and continued to cut my hair.
Whether in the barber shop, that blood sticks to scratches or wounds when my cut does hiv transmission ?
and I went for a blood test and the doctor did not replace gloves when taking blood for me. did i on the risk?
Thanks very much
Dear HIV Helpline,
Last week, I went for a massage at an erotic massage parlour and gave the masseuse a love bite. I am not sure if I bit her hard enough for her to bleed (I did not see blood but it was dimly lit), and I had a small ulcer (not bleeding) on my inner lower lip.
Aside from that, I very momentarily lightly kissed her lip to lip and she ended the session with an unprotected hand job.
Given this scenario, am I at risk of contracting HIV IF the masseuse is positive? Thank you so much and I really hope to hear from you.
ha 3 weeks ago I had a sexual encounter where I used condoms all the time. What worried me was that I had inserted my finger into his anus and only then realized that there was a superficial cut (attached to the cap of a long neck bottle) without bleeding. I would like to know about the risk of contracting HIV.
I thank you for your attention!
Sorry about my english, I am not a native english speaker
I went to a facial and the esthetician used a comedone exctractor to remove my blackheads. I dont know if it was sterelized and if I bleed, and I am very worried now. Do I need to be tested for hepatitis or hiv? Is there any risk of these transmissions?
Is it possible that if my hands had hiv blood on it and touched mouth one second later I can get hiv?