Hi, what a helpful group
I have some question in my mind. I have found that you said HIV does not survive long outside the human body and the wound is large enough for virus enter. But i am want to know that excactly how long the virus can live outside the body, Whether the virus dies immediately after leaving the body or it takes a few minutes and and the virus must directly access blood or broken cells.My country's instruction is that the virus can spread if blood gets into the scratch even if it is small so i am very anxious.
what happen if a people bleeding, he took my phone and got blood out there, then I took the phone immediately with a cut in my hand. this case can be transmisson virus ? do i nees take Pep ? i hope you reply soon.
I had a bad experience yesterday. I went to the dentist and I noticed some blood on the plastic glass he uses to put the cottons, waste,... Actually This glass is always the one of the previous person. I didn't say anything at this moment but I haven't slept this night.
I'm afraid the assistant could have put her fingers on it and afterwards on the tools. I'm afraid the dentist could have touched the glass with the tools and after put the tools in my mouth. I'm really scared for being contaminated with HIV or another virus.
I was bleeding because of the dental procedure.
What do I have to do ? Help me please.
Sorry for my bad English.
Thanks by advance.
I am a man, and received condomless oral sex from a transexual that I met on the internet. While she did so, I performed analingus on her. My lips were chapped at the time. The entire experience only lasted a few minutes. However, as I was leaving, I met another man coming into her apartment.
I was freaked out by this experience and went to the hospital the next day to receive nPEP. My doctor advised against it, but said that I could still receive it, and today is the end of my 72 hour window. I'm still very worried; can you advise me? Should I start PEP?
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
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?
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
Hi i had an exposure(oral recivsex with a girl) in mid december 2018, since then i got tested at 45, 72, 83,111 days past exposure all 4th gen tests in GUM clinic London, However recently i am getting more sore throats than i used to get and i had one episode of ulcers near ulva, are my tests conclusive? I am worried because as child i used to get more episodes of cold which upon googling might be probably because i might have CVID
I have a toddler who keeps putting hands in her mouth, yesterday when i was holding her she touched my mouth when lips are a bit open, probably got saliva on her hands and she kept fingers in her mouth within a minute, now i am feeling bad and worrying , if all i am late seroconverter am i putting my kid at risk?
I was in Lisbon, in one strip club, and I had unprotected oral sex, when I cum in her mouth. She continues sucking, then she put my penis between his boobs, and then she continue sucking again.
I had maybe some wet places on penis (because of my masturbation) but I didn't notice any bleeding and stuff like that.
I'm feel very anxious after this. I'm in fear what to do right now.
I read that receiving oral sex is no risk, but I would like to hear from you about this.
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