I know it is irrational, but I just could stop worrying. I had an HIV test at a clinic (not hospital or Lifelab). After I done I started to worry about the needle used to draw my blood. Although I saw the nurse open the package and take out the needle, I still feel it might be used. I know it sounds very irrational, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Hie. I am a 26 year old man. I had a wet dream (nocturnal emission) last night. I woke up at 05:06 am. And I noticed some semen (was still wet) on my bed when I woke up..I touched some of it with my hand and then went to sleep..I was woken up by my little sister. She usually comes in my room and I give her transport money for school. She then brought some change and handed it to me on that hand that had touched my semen..I'm certain her fingers touched that hand..She then got her bag and grabbed some snacks and went to school. I then immediately examined my hand it was completely dry. Is it possible that, if I have HIV, the viral particles from the dried semen could transmit from my hand to her fingers then maybe into her eyes when she rubs her eyes or mouth when she eats the snacks? I'm so worried and so scared I will kill myself if anything bad happens because of me.
I find myself always worrying about having HIV..I had a negligible risk encounter last year in September where I fingered a girlfriend of mine who was on her period. I used a latex glove for the fingering but am scared that maybe something went wrong (e.g. microscopic holes) and the viral particles entered through peeling skin on my finger (no blood, no redness or pain)...I also french kissed a woman who bit me slightly on the lip as we kissed. I learnt from this forum it was no risk assuming there was no blood..She has a very dodgy past and apparently sleeps around. I fingered a 3rd woman in November (with a latex glove again). From all the fingering encounters the body fluids from the woman stayed on the outside of the glove I checked..For the first fingering I washed my hands 25 minutes after I had taken them off when I got home and the 2nd fingering immediately afterwards.
So now I am so scared of infecting my family..I always worry, about sharing water bottles, touching door handles after leaving the toilet in fear that they may be exposed to my body fluids. I am so scared and no longer have peace in my life..Every symptom that comes up I try and correlate it to HIV its driving me crazy. What should I do? I am scared to test because if I'm positive I will face discrimination and I will never be accepted. I live in Zimbabwe and all this is killing me...Please help me
Last week i went to a massage parlour for Body to body massage. The masseuse and i both were naked. She rub her boobs all over my body with massage oil. Later on she ask me to flip over. She then continue to lick and suck both my nipple for about 5 minutes. After that she went on to give a handjob until i finish on her hand.
My question is
1. Assume she is HIV+ and she had cut on her hand and give me a handjob, am i at risk of getting HIV?
2. If she lick and suck my nipple, am i at risk of getting HIV? Not sure whether she is bleeding or have soar in her mouth.
3. I have quite a few pimple (not sure bleeding or not) behind my back, and she rub her boobs on my back. What if she lactate some of breast milk and might have direct contact with my blood?
thanks for your time
I wore my friend's earing who is HIV positive, but she wore it 2 weeks before I use it, befor wearing it I rinse it with tap water, I freaking out about HIV,
do I need testing?
so i am a man and hooked up with another man. we kissed and did oral but the cum only went on my leg and there was no open cut or anything on my leg. Is this a risk at all?
Hi, Thank you for your help. This is the incident that I am worried about.
Last night, I was taking a walk with my young daughter. She stepped on something while we were walking and asked me to pull it off from the bottom of her shoe. I pulled what looked like a crumbled band aid off her shoe. Then when I dropped the band aid on the floor, I noticed that it had quite a bit of blood on it and a little bit of the blood had rubbed off on my finger. I had some hand sanitizer in my purse and I squeezed some on my hand and then I washed my hands when I got home. However, now I am scared that the blood might have been HIV positive and I got the blood on my finger. I did not notice any open cuts on my finger but, I do have some raw cuticles because I bite my nails. I am very scared.
Am I at risk of getting HIV? Should I get tested?
Thank you very much for your help.
Thank you for your sincere efforts in ending this HIV epidemic and sharing knowledge to help the people.
Well, I’m in dire need of your knowledge and advice to ease my throbbing fear of contacting HIV from the recent exposure.
Here is my story.
I’m 30 years old, straight, circumcised male. I tested for HIV 10 days ago, this was 100 days after a condom break (less than 2 mins) with a CSW. And test was a HIV combo Duo (ECLIA method) from a CAP accredited lab and the result was 0.21 i.e non-reactive, negative. (I believe this is conclusive).
Now, my question is regarding the recent exposure.
I went to a massage parlour, which STRICTLY does not offer sex services. The massage lady does massage and handjob. And only allows pressing and sucking of her boobs.
I was waiting in the parlour as the rooms were occupied by other customers, once a room was free, I entered after maximum of 5 MINUTES after the last customer.
I removed my shoes and walked near the table barefooted and I was literally walking on the semen on the floor left from the handjob of the last customer. And it was very sticky, and on that day, I walked a lot in my office, so my feet was tired and itchy but there were absolutely NO boils, blisters or any sort of bleeding on my feet.
Then the lady asked me to remove my clothes. While removing my underwear, my feet touched the inner cloth (crotch area, where the penis rests) of the underwear and I believe some semen from my feet could have touched the cloth.
Then I hanged the underwear on a wall hook and went to the massage table and lied on my back. I have some pimples on my back (I later checked none of them were broken), I didn’t feel any sticky dampness on the table, and I enquired the massage lady, she said that she is using a ‘single-use’ sheets for every customer.
Fearing contaminated oils, I told her not to use any oil, she massaged me with her bare hands, and I sucked her boobs, kissed her neck, forehead and cheeks (no sign of any skin diseases on her) and she did the handjob and I ejaculated.
After the whole massage session of 30 minutes, I stood up, walked on the same floor of semen to dress up and again when I put on my underwear my feet again came in contact with the inner crotch area of the underwear and I went home wearing the underwear and I removed it in home after 3 hours of journey.
Few days before this massage session, I abraded my urethral opening by wearing a very cheap underwear (scratchy stiches, but no bleeding). (I confirmed this because I took urine test couple of weeks ago and there was no organism found). And I continue to have that irritation due to abrasion PRIOR, during and after this message session.
Considering the above event, I kindly request you to answer the below question.
What are the chances of:
1. Contracting HIV (from the semen on floor) through my tired, itchy feet?
Note: The room temperate was about 21 degree Celsius (70 Fahrenheit).
2. Contracting HIV (from possible semen of last customer) from the massage lady’s hand to my urethra during handjob?
3. Contracting HIV (from possible semen of last customer) from the table through my pimples on my back?
4. Contracting HIV (from the possible semen in the crotch area of my underwear) from my feet? As I wore it for more than 3 hours, my urethra must have been in contact during this time and also had abraded, irritated urethra.
5. Do I need to take HIV based on the above incident? As the tests are expensive where I live.
6. What are chances of contracting other STDs, like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis etc., from the above exposure?
7. Can I safely resume my unprotected sex with my wife?
Please doctor, please answer all my questions.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Hello. You have a great site! I am sorry it may sound like a strange question. I bought vitamins in store the other day. The bottle had a protective seal on it, the one which is glued to the top of the bottle (over the hole). I lifted it up, took a couple of vitamins, and then saw some red mark , which looked like a drop of blood (smudged) . I am not sure, of course, if it was blood. But if it was, considering tablets might touched it when I took it out, and the smudge was "sealed in" between the bottle and the seal itself, (so not much oxygen) would there be a risk of me getting HIV if it was blood and it was from a positive person? I am very worried. I opened the bottle around 4 months after it was manufactured. Would HIV survive even if because it was sealed not much oxygen was touching it. Do I need to test? Thank you
I drank from a water fountain immediately after an HIV affected person did. Could I have come in contact with the virus?
In case that extraction tool (for invasive intervention in healthcare) was not sterilized, but is exposed to air, does it allow to HIV virus being deactivated? Or if tool was sterile, but in the meantime it was exposed to environmental surface, can HIV be acquired in this way? This tool has direct contact with my blood, because skin is cutted with this tool.