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Please Assess My HIV Risk Exposure

On December 30th my boyfriend and I tried to have sex. The intercourse was protected, there was no oral/anal action at all. While he had his condom on he failed to achieve full erection, therefore, could not fully penetrate me (only for 10 sec or less). There was no ejaculation either. I did not know his HIV status though he claimed to be a virgin. 3 weeks later I have been experiencing cold like symptoms, low grade fever for a day, fatigue, joint pain and headaches. Are these signs of seroconversion? Should I get tested and what kind of test should I choose now? Antibody or Antigen?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.

HIV 4th Generation test after 84 days


I had unprotected vaginal sex with a call girl on 12th october 2015, after that i tested my self with 3rd generation test on 52nd day, then on 65th day with 4th generation test after that on 84th day with same combo 4th gen CMIA test. They all are negetive. I dont have any symptoms just acidity some time. Should i test for any other STD as i dont have any symptom till today just headache sometimes....Can you please help as I am worried that am I infected with something as I am getting married soon.

HIV and Syphilis testes in 73 days from last exposure

Dear Doctor,

I had unprotected sex (oral and Virginia) afew times with one woman who I meet casually twice. Her HIV and Syphilis is unknown, after that I realised that she met a few guys for sex within 1 years. She is quite active in sex, that is my suspect. I have tested the HIV Duo Ultra and Syphilis test on 73 days from last exposure, I got negative result for both HIV Duo Ultra (ag-not detected / ab-0.03) and Syphilis. But I have still worry because some of the small red dot rash on my penis and small itchy blister appear in my hand. But those small red dot rash on my penis disappear after 1-2 days after I applied skin cream given by doctor. Hand are also same. I still have appointment to retest on 93 days and wait for the test.
Could you please advise whether 73 days HIV Duo Ultra and Syphilis are conclusive? I am very much concern about Syphilis, 73 days test is conclusive for Syphilis test?


Hello! I'm a male who had unprotected oral sex from a sex worker 4 days ago. She told me she had no cuts in her mouth and still doesn't. I didn't notice blood on my penis after she was done . So far I haven't had any HIV symptoms. I'm just really stressed about my status. If she had a cut in her mouth and the tip of my penis got in contact with that, was I supposed to notice the blood on my penis because I didn't see blood?

Thank you for your help.

HIV exposure


I had an unprotected oral sex on the 22nd of November in a massage center back in India , although I was drunk due to which i was unaware that the lady is about to give a blow job ,this was for two minutes i asked her to stop and i stepped out had a shower , since then I was so anxious thinking about STDs and HIV

I had my HIV (tridot)card test ,VDRL which was followed by TPHA and HIV1/2 Ab +P24 Ag on the fifth week of exposure (from Dubai) all were negative , non reactive and negative accordingly

Still i am confused to make a conclusion as i read in many journals ,that the confirmation can be done only after 12 weeks for syphilis and HIV

Please help me for further advise

oral exposure

i had oral sex with a man. He enjulated in my mouth. After 5 1/2 weeks i had a 4geneation test and it was negative. BUT after 6 weeks i haad muscle pain and a headache at the right side of my head and my right ear and behind my neck that lasted 3 nights. in 7 1/2 weeks almost i had one more 4generation test which was negative too. the pain in my neck lasted almost 3 weeks. in 13 1/2 weeks i had a finger tip test and it was negative too. is the pain in my neck an hiv symtom?? do i need to have more tests????thank you very much.



I'm a 21 years old heterosexual girl who's never had sex or came close to having it. Recently ( November 3rd) I met a guy ( HIV status unknown, though he later on told me he was not HIV+ positive) and we made out for a long time. We didn't do anything else. We met a couple more times in the next 20 days, and every time we would just make out ( deep kissing with tongue, biting, etc..He even left a hickey on my neck once). Then, I stopped seeing him around November 23rd, and I went out with a different guy ONE TIME.

The second guy also told me he was not HIV+. We made out on our date, and I tried giving him a hand job without condom. I stopped before he came. I don't really have any deep cuts on my hand except for the occasional stuff that hangs from my nails. I'm not sure what to call it. He also fingered ( or better to say just touched) me over my clothes ( leggings and underwear) for a few seconds. I never saw him again.

Now on week 6 ( from seeing the first guy) and 5 ( from seeing the second one), I got a sore throat, coughing, sneezing, and I did feel kind of cold around the house a few times ( might be a bit of fever??). I've been trying herbal remedies, and did not see a doctor, and my symptoms are getting better. I've definitely had worse colds. I should mention that before getting my symptoms, I did sleep in a somewhat cold room, went out a couple time without a coat, left the window open a couple times in my bedroom, and I spent a lot of time with my cousin who was sick at the time ( sore throat and coughing). We had a sleepover, I did her makeup, we shared meals, etc...

Do you think I should get tested for HIV? Is it possible to get it through kissing if the other person has blood in their mouth? Does my piercing make the risk higher? I got my piercing on September 25th. It was over a month old when I made out with the first guy. Oh, and also, I briefly kissed another guy during a truth or dare game at the beginning of October. It only lasted a few seconds, and I didn't get any symptoms. He's a friend of mine who's sexually active and smart enough to know how to be safe. Please answer me. I have never been this scared in my life. The idea of getting HIV without even having sex ever in my life sounds so terrifying yet silly at the same time. Please answer me.

Thank you!!!

Still Worried

Hi there, I'm a Canadian living in New York City. I had unprotected vaginal sex multiple times with the same girl on the weekend of September 18th 2015. We were seeing each other for a few weeks on and off but it wasn't a committed relationship. This wasn't some random girl I met either, we worked together, and as far as I knew she was clean. We had also been sleeping together unprotected in the months prior to that...

The following friday after that weekend I fell suddenly sick, Immediately I went to the docs and was diagnosed with just a bad cold. After it didn't go away for a few weeks it got worse and turned into a sinus infection. I've been dealing with a laundry list of different symptoms and feeling terrible on and off ever since then. I haven't felt all the way better or at least how I felt before I got sick since then. I was taking loads of over the counter meds plus 3 different antibiotics over the course of the fist few months or so after I initially got sick (I also had a Hepatitis A vaccination prior to a trip to mexico a few months before on June 30th 2015).

I spoke with her shortly after that weekend and she was fine, not feeling sick either in the days before or after that. She tested negative for everything when she went for her yearly gyno appointment a few weeks after that weekend.

I've tested for all other STI's and infections as well as gone through a general physical and general blood test/cell count test. The doc's tell me everything is in the green and fine. However, In the back of my mind I always suspected HIV so I started testing:

October 5th 2015, rapid hiv test: negative
November 27th 2015, HIV 1/2 AG/AB 4th gen w/ reflex, non reactive (negative)
December 16th 2015, HIV 1/2 AG/AB 4th gen w/ reflex, non reactive (negative)

I'm still feeling quite ill and still very paranoid. I haven't had any sex since that weekend to be safe in the meantime also. At my last followup I asked the doctor when can I be finally sure and does he recommend that I test again and he said:

Your HIV is negative and typically waiting 3 months is the standard. I cannot guarantee that you do not have HIV but it is HIGHLY unlikely. The lymph nodes you have are either normal palpable nodes or residual from your prior infection (sinus). However, in answer to your question, Yes repeating your HIV again in one month would be recommended.

So basically, he's asking me to come in and test again at the 4 month mark, which worries me because I thought I was done and past all of this...

I'm reaching out to you in hopes in calm down my anxiety and get some questions answered.

Mainly, after I take this 4th month test and it comes up negative again can I stop worrying? Is there a chance that it would take this long for a positive to show up if I indeed was actually infected? Everything I read online says 3 months is conclusive. Other than being sick right now I'm a perfectly healthy individual. I'm not on any of the things I've read that would affect it (chemotherapy, heavy medications, immune deficiency, etc) Are there any factors that would give a false negative? I just want to be sure after this 4 month test because I keep reading some people take up to 6 months and I really don't want to go through another 2 months of worrying and waiting.

Thank you in advance.

Las-Vegas Night - Panic

Hi Doc,

I had a encounter with a female in vegas we just kissed and some oral shared between us, before giving me oral she just sat on my penis for like 30 secs unprotected, and than she gave me oral and i climaxed in her mouth. but the unprotected 30 sec activity is making me crazy. I didn't have any symptoms apart from a mile sore throat just 5 days the exposure. its been 4 months not and recently feel pain in my knees and feeling like electric tingling on my head and neck since couple of days. I have not tested yet and the country i am in I cannot test.

Appreciate u r assistance.. I am feeling very stressed on this part.

Oil massage

Can oil massage protect you from catching HIV while having unprotected sex once for a short period of time.


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