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getting HIV from engaging in oral sex

I recently had a brief encounter with a male. there was no anal sex and no penetration. i did, however give him oral sex both on his penis and briefly his buttocks area. there was no ejaculation on his part. what is my risk for contracting HIV and should i think about taking PEP? This encounter literally just happened. The other person was HIV negative and also taking PREP. Thank you for your honest answer here.

needle prick on the street

Yesterday my ankle was pricked by a needle on the street - it didn't bleed. The emergency ward at St. Paul's gave me the 3 PEP medications to take for the first 5 days, telling me I'd feel sick and my liver and kidneys could be affected. I've got 2 hours to decide whether or not to take them (in the first 24 hours). Aids Vancouver would have helped with my decision, but they're closed today. I'm quite healthy and don't want to be sick for the next 5 days or ruin my liver or kidneys, but don't know what the chances are for HIV or how long it would take for it to manifest. I need help to make this decision.

Feeling infected after visiting massage parlour

I visited a massage parlor 11days before and post massage, therapist asked me that i need a HJ but i denied it. Then i started suspecting the place, like if the therapist is infected with HIV/possible semen/blood could have present over bed which i ad laid down.

Also, i have few pimples on my back with dry state/black colored state could allowed virus to get inside.

So, i started thinking like what if therapist could have previous client semen/blood in her hand/oil used might capable of hosting a virus.'

I also suspect the therapist could intentionally infected through her saliva/vaginal/blood from her hand cut(assuming as when i turn on other side) pouring on my shoulder because im not trusting the place that i visited since they offering HJ service.

Symtoms i have:
1.After two days started feeling fever and continued for three days
2.My HIV fear begins on fifth day then on sixth day i wnt to clinic to check my BP was high and no fever its within body temperature 98.6f however i started feeling hot flashes on same day and next two days.
3.on fifth day, i started feeling gum/cheek pain on right side
However i started feeling hot flashes on same day and next two days.
3.on fifth day, i started feel mouth gum/cheek pain on right side and loosen mental stability upon observing these symptoms.
4.from 7th day onwards am having difficulty in GL(bowl moement as am no abe to free my stomach)
5.had three night sweats but not severe
6.lost weight upto 3.5kg
its been 12days, m unable to come out of the stress and weight loss making me so sad.
These symptoms mostly related to HIV infection.
Please advise is there any caase similar to mine/ should i be worried??

Since i have not done any sexual activities but still am suffering from symptoms.

feel like my life is gone and sometimes feel good when i see comments about raw vaginal/anus intercourse/mother to child can infection occur. But not sure about current infections.

blood mixed with lignocaine splash onto eye from hiv+ who is on ART

I am recently exposed to a hiv 1 patient during tooth extraction via blood mixed with about 1 ml of lignocaine in a syringe, I felt a resistance during pushing the piston of the syringe. Suddenly the blood mixed lignocaine leaked and splashed to my eyes. I washed my eyes immediately with water and asked the patient about any disease history and he told that he is hiv positive and on ART SINCE last 5 years. I told our chief MO about the incident and he suggested me to Start PEP.. I STARTED PEP within 2 hours TL and LR( tenofovir with lamivudin and lopinavir with ritonavir) and also checked my recent hiv status which came out negative... The ICTC CENTER also informed me that the source patient is on ART his recent cd4 count was nearly 560 and pt is well controlled.. My last information is I washed the syringe to remove the major blood from the transparent portion with water before drawing 2nd time lignocaine.and the retained blood from needle and hub was then mixed with 1 ml of lignocane... how much risk in this situation ? please enlighten me... i am from India

HIV infection from touching anus with penis

Last night I went to a gay video store to get a blowjob through a glory hole. But the guy on the other booth decided to insert my bare penis into his anus instead without warning. Luckily I felt something was off and pulled out immediately. I think the tip of my penis might have been inside his rectum and I might have been inside no more than 4 or 5 seconds.

Should I start getting PEP to prevent infection? Should I get tested in a few weeks?

I'm really scared.

Unprotected vaginal sex

Hi,

I had unprotected vaginal sex with a female whose hiv status i dont know.it was a very short,soft session,only once.I am a 19 year old male. what are the chances of me catching the virus? whats the fastest way i can get tested to know my results? Thanks.

Post PEP testing and symptoms questions, please help

Hi, I had anal sex with the same guy for three times (I was top) differently in March 16th,18th and April 16th. The first one was unprotected, and the other two were with condom. At March 19th, around 62 hours since the first exposure I was placed on pep with genvoya.
I finished 30 days pep course, and tested negative one day after pep with 4th generation ag/ab test. But lots of symptoms came to me about one or two weeks after the pep like pain throat, headache, rash, night sweating, diarrhea, myalgia, arthralgia etc.. put me in super stressed situation. Did another 4th generation test at May 12th negative, at May 28th, a local doc recommended me to do 4th generation tests along with hiv DNA (copies/1E6 cells, lower limit 20) and RNA (20 IU/mL) testss because he said results can be conclusive results so I don't have to wait in anxiety any longer, the ag/ab test was negative, the other two both results came back with results not detected.
I thought I could be relieved then. But I didn't, some of the symptoms keeps bothering me even till today, makes my life a mess, can't live and work normally. I went to different docs asking for help and the did give me, but not working. New health issues keep appearing, one after another, I barely got sick before this whole thing. My latest tests were June 21st and July 19th. Both 4th generation tests and both negative.
Also one thing I want to mention is the index value of the last three 4th tests results are increasing from originally 0.18 to the highest 0.48. I asked and people told me it's normal as long as it's lower than 1, don't need to worry, is that right. Will it keep increasing with the time going by? Is my latest test conclusive that I'm not infected or in another words, do all of my tests show that I'm not infected. Do I need to test anymore? Cuz i read online that people taking pep may need as long as 6 months or even a year to get a conclusive result, Is that right? And why am I keeping having these symptoms that seem can't be treated, because all the medicine I'm taking seem not working at all. I'm so confused and stressed. Please help me with my questions.
Thanks for reading and answering in your busy schedule, and sorry for writing so long.

IS PERSISTENT ORAL THRUSH AN HIV SYMPTOM

I had unprotected virginal sex with a CSW. But i took pep for 28 days. I started PEP within 72hours. I had the following tests which came back negative.

HIV Duo at 14 weeks post pep.
Hiv rapid ingure prick abtibody test and hepatis A,B and C antigen and antibody test at 4months post PEP.
Hiv rapid fingure prick antibody test at 6 months 1 day post pep.

The problem is that i have been having persistent oral thrush. Am i negative or can i wait and do another hiv test to confirm my status?

Please your response will be highly appreciated

Please Answer my question

Hi,
I have an extreme fear of needles, sharp objects and fear of hiv. I apologize for my questions but I really need some one to answer this. I constantly worry about this all the time. I know I need help, but believe me I have tried several times, talking to doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, medicine...unfortunately nothing has helped me.

Quickly, let me give you the complete story. A few months ago my neighbors were being excessively loud very late outside. Teenagers, were having a party and they were playing music so late. I called the cops and asked them to go to their house (since it was almost 1 am) to have them turn the music off. It is not the first time I have called on them. I did call once before that a few years back. Anyway, I got nervous what if they do something to us because we called the cops. The neighbors somehow knew it was us because one of the parents, who must have been inside the house when the kids were outside making all that noise, was home and must have spoke with the cops. She apologized for her kids making noise the next day, either because she knew it was that we called the cops or maybe the cops mentioned that it was us next store that made a complaint. Regardless, I worried I hope they do not do anything to our house etc.
Now fast forward to a few months - about a week or so ago. My husband was in the backyard, we have a very woodsy area, he was trimming bushes and trees and usually he does this with gloves on but he was doing it very quickly and so he trimmed a bunch of brush that was overgrowing near our garden which is located in the back yard and the woods are around us and our next door neighbors, (who we called the cops on) house is right there, in the back yard where the kids hang out you can see them through the trees and bushes when we are in our back yard. Anyway, my husband was trimming all the bushes WITHOUT gloves and he picked up the stuff to throw it further into the woods and he got poked in his finger by something sharp. Once he told me about it I freaked out automatically thinking what if he got poked by a used needle that the kids threw from their yard over to our yard, with the intent to harm us while doing yard work, because they are upset we called the cops on them a few months ago. My husband, did not see anything really and just assumed it was a branch however, carried on like it was nothing. There were no thorns over where he was picking up all the stuff he trimmed and so my thought is what if it was a needle. Now I am intensely worried and upset thinking what if he got poked with an hiv infected needles. God knows what kids are doing partying in their yard, most likely drinking but my mind is thinking what if they are doing drugs and shooting up..who knows. Because it happened to my husband, my fear is now hiv and that I have it too because my husband and I have sex. So I ask you please kindly answer me and tell me if this is me being irrational or if this is a legit concern. I have no one to talk to about this and my husband says if I ask him if it is a needle again he is going to flip out. I mean, I do not understand why he is not concerned about a needle and just assumes it was a sharp branch that happened to poke his finger. Please tell me if I should be concerned about hiv (since I have sex with my husband) or if this story sounds highly irrational. Has anyone ever got HIV from poking their finger with a needle on the ground? Lastly, I know you were not there, however, after hearing this story, would you think it was a needle too or do you think it is because I have this extreme fear that I am just automatically think this and should I be worried now that my husband and I now have hiv? Is this likely to happen please please please help. I am so upset/depressed and worried I am freaking out all my myself.

Rizene as PEP drug

Is Rizene alone a good hiv-PEP drug, taken within 48 hours after exposure and testing hiv-negative.

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