Hi there, so i received a call yesterday telling me that i have 'Been exposed to HIV and Chlamydia' from a clinic in Vancouver. I immediately arranged to go and get tested. When there, they did full spectrum tests including, i assume an RNA test (10-12 days window was given for that test) and a pinprick test. I also took medication for the Chlamydia
Now, because i limit my sexual contact to purely oral sex out of a relationship, I assumed my risk was low to very low to contract HIV from oral alone? Could you clarify the level of risk on that front for me given that
A. it's obvious the person involved has been recently diagnosed, and thereby likely to have a higher viral load (?)
B. they also tested positive for chlamydia, which i understand increases your likelihood to catch another STD, but does it also increase your infectiveness?
I have OCD so this situation creates a great deal of anxiety in me. Im trying my best to manage it and be calm. Just to clarify, my pinprick result from yesterday was negative, i have had no unprotected anal sex or even protected anal sex since my last tests which were window-period proof, and i have ONLY performed oral on maybe 3-4 guys, and received oral from a few more
There is one evening in the club i blacked out for 20 minutes and was thrown out for being too drunk - something that I actually stopped drinking over, but i am extremely doubtful that would have lead to sex inside a club, and i would have known about it, as there would have been someone else ejected with me for such an act.
I have anal a month before with my friend. He tends to insert his penis in my anal but never inserted. He only rubbed his penis on my opening of anal. Is there any chance of getting infected of HIV
I recently had unprotected oral sex with a man. He did not ejaculate in my mouth and only about a tablespoon of precum entered my mouth. I only rinsed with mouthwash beforehand and did not floss before or after I had sex with him. Furthermore, I only brushed my teeth lightly with no blood after sex. I did not see any open sores or boils on his penis. When it is said that 'open wounds' or 'sores' increase the chances of HIV, does that mean chapped lips and gingivitis, or something more along the lines of a deep cut or incision from wisdom tooth extraction? All in all, how at risk am I from HIV?
I had visited a Strip club last week in NYC. I had a private dance with a lady. I fingered here for a while and then she licked my fingers after that. I kissed here after this.
I am afraid if this will transmit HIV (if the lady was HIV positive). Is there a risk that you see in this?
Kindly help me.
I am a 20 something male. About 5 weeks ago I had unprotected oral sex with an HIV+ woman - it lasted less than a minute and then we had penetrative intercourse with a condom on. An hour before having sex with her I shaved my genitals and had some minor shaving cuts and abrasions on the base of the penis that stopped bleeding within minutes and I put deodorant and aftershave on them to sterilize them. The condom covered them when I had it on during sex, but I'm worried that her saliva came into contact during oral sex with where the cuts were. Am I at risk? I took a 4th gen combo blood test and it came out negative at 3 weeks and I have another one at 6 weeks scheduled but going out of my mind with worry...my doctor says I was very low risk and 6 weeks should be conclusive but I can't shake off the anxiety...
I met a girl in online. i licked girls boobs.Then we had dry humping with both of us are in clothes and with full (back and forth)motion in clothes for nearly 20 mins.I had my undearwear and boxer on.And girl is also having her underwear and cotton pant.But i observed that my boxer is wet may be due to my precum or girls.i want to know will hiv transfer through the clothes.I don't know the status of the girl.
will hiv transfer through four layers of clothes.Do i need to do testing.I am very much depressed by this thinking everytime about this and going through forums.
Please help me with this.
Hi there, I had an oral with a girl. I had canker sore on my tongue during the oral sex (3 months from now). I was careful a bit, i just lick the girls vagina and did not swallow the saliva or her cum. After that, I had dihoria for 3 days and then stopped.
But, I am continiously having stomach guggling and diahorreah, not really watery but when i go to the toilet, its gas and bubbles. I am also having mild head ache. I asked the girl and she said her health status is ok. She said she was check and she is ok.
I am confused, is this HIV or some other diseases? Please I need some advices.
Hi i had a sex with sex worker last sunday.I had oral sex with her now i am afraid to get infected by HIV.Please help me through this .How mach is the chance that i get infected?what should i do now?Thanks
Few days back, I had oral sex with a girl. Initially, I was using only one condom for oral, later on I decided to use the second one on top of first one. The session went on for 15-20 minutes with breaks in between and I finally ejaculated inside the condoms. I saw that there was no leakage when I removed the condoms and disposed it off. I am worried so much now because off late I saw so many posts says double condoms leads to tear or holes in condom due to friction. Am I at risk of STD or HIV. Please help me this was my first oral and i never had sex before with anyone.
Hi dear Sir/Mamm,
Please help me solve the mysterious symptoms I've been going through for almost a month. I first started to feel gum hurting and a dry mouth on the 27th of May, the next day I started to have thrush on my tongue. I was so scared that this could be an indication of HIV infection. Since I've given oral sex to the same guy two and a half years, and also nine months ago. I went to my routine physical exam on the 28th, did a complete check on most body parts, CTs, x-rays and Blood tests all came out normal.
I went to a clinic to seek help for the thrush on May 31. The doctor examined my mouth and gave me a throat culture test which was NEGATIVE. He then expressed concerns on my immune system, suggesting me to take an HIV + STDs test, which I did. He also asked about my white blood cell levels, which I know is normal from the physical exam I took a few days before.
The next few days waiting for the results were like hell to me. My stomach started to make sounds the night I went back from the clinic, and I had diarrhea for a day after that. Also felt fatigue sometimes and my dry mouth and oral thrush keeps getting worse, the anti-fungal medicine my doctor prescribed didn't help at all.
On June 3rd, I finally got my test results, everything came back NEGATIVE. But I didn't feel relieved because I'm still having the oral thrush, and it seemed have spread to my throat since I feel a bit pain when swallowing food.
I went to the clinic again on June 5th in search for the cause of my persisting thrush, and why I keep developing symptoms that are very close to hiv infection. The doctor reassured me that my previous test results are accurate since it was a 4th GEN AT/AG test. But I was still concerned since they didn't do the test in house; they drew my blood and sent the samples to a lab for the test. I worried that the results could've been wrong due to lab errors or mistakes made through this process. The doctor said I can get a rapid finger prick test on-site to give myself a peace of mind. I did, and the result is also NEGATIVE. The doctor then concluded that the thrush might be a result of antibiotics I took for a week after my wisdom teeth removal on May 14th.
Now more than a week after that, my thrush started to fade, but there still is quite a bit of thrush at the end of my tongue. I started to find rashes on my chest, my back and on my arms. Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and a weird brownish red mark on my right arm. I experienced some mild fever last night and today, and the sore throat continues to bother me. My stomach still makes noises, I tend to get marks on my skin easily and sometimes my muscles sours for no reason.
I know I probably seem really paranoid, but is there a chance that I was at the late stage of an infection so the test couldn't find any antibodies? (I asked this since I read thrush is a symptom mostly occurring on late-stage patients.)
Or could it be some kind of new string of virus that the tests couldn't detect? And how likely could the clinic have messed up my test results?
Is it necessary for me to get tested again using methods that look for the virus directly? Like RNA or viral load tests? Is it necessary to get a CD4/CD8 count too to rule out any other immune system diseases?
I'd be really grateful if you could answer my concerns since they've been bothering me so much!!