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I had protected sex with a prostitute 3 weeks back, prior to that I had shaved my beard and had a cut on my lower chin.. After the sex was over.. I removed my condom (which had vaginal fluids) and immediately scratched my chin where it had a cut.. I am very anxious of the results.. I am waiting for the six weeks window which will be on 18th of july.. I have also developed a rash in the base of my penis.. I just wanted to know , how high are my risk of contracting HIV and how conclusive is a six weeks 4th gen ELISA test?

PEP for 3 months

Hope I can get your opinion on this.
My exposure happened in the 2nd week of Jan 2016 and 3 days later went to see a doctor who prescribed Truvada for 3 months. I finished my doses in 20th April and 2 weeks later (5th May) went for an ELISA test, got a negative result. Problem is, I've experienced symptoms such as cold sore, fever and night sweats in the last 2 weeks. Is there a chance that Truvada delayed antibodies production by almost 5 months, because my last rapid test is only 1 (28th May) day ago, and I still got a negative result. I'm just so worried.
Tosh.

confused about ARS

1-how to treat running Nose, if its because of ARS?? can we treat it with common flu medicine ??
2-is this possible if someone is taking medicine for fever then he ll not get fever as ARS?
3- is this possible only running nose at 26th day and last 4 days, but its wasnt so worse, can be ARS, no fever, no rashes, no pain,
4- at 17th day i got very bad running nose i took medicine after 2 hour then again 2 hour then again 2 hour, next it goes away, and 26-31 day i got running nose again , i took medicine and for fever both, but there was no fever, what you think is this possible if i have to got fever cause of ARS but i used medicine so i didnt get,
5- what you think is this can be ARS?

Unprotected vaginal penetration

I had unprotected sex with a women last week. it lasted only for 10 seconds or less and removed my penis before ejaculation. that women seems fit and fine however i started to feel sweating and very light headaches since last day. is this a symptom of HIV?

Are my negative test results conclusive?

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend for many months starting in november of 2015 which is where we lost our virginities to eachother (we are each others only partners; we both havent had sex with anyone else). during Mid march I became sick and looked up my symptoms and they matched up to the symptoms of HIV. I took both and oral swab test as well as a blood rapid test during the month of april both came out to be negative... are those tests conclusive or should i take another one? they were both taken around the 5 month mark but im still not sure if it was too early to tell. also if those symptoms were infact HIV symptoms then shouldn't my tests have come out positive? I am currently very anxious about all of this and I want to know if I should still be this apprehensive about it or should I just calm down and relax? thank you

hiv risk after scratch in groin

I had sexual encounter with sex worker in Pattaya, Thailand. It was a soapy massage in which first we both get into tub naked and wash each other. Then she made me lie down a plastic mattress and slide upon my bare body by her bare body. She did all kind body to body rubbing while covered in soap. she was also rubbing her genitals on my genital . Now after washing with water she gave me towel to wipe. And she used another towel to wipe her . Afterwards we had protected sex on the bed. Next day i noticed abrassion or you may call it scratch on my inner thigh /groin area which was looking red but it was not bleeding , it may be caused by her intense rubbing by her pubic hairs cause while she was clean shaven down but one small area/patch in her pubic region was not clean shaven and it was very small needly like pubic hairs. So that must be reason. So is there any risk involved due to cut while genital rubbing and may be some fluid of her touched my scratched area .

But now i am worried if I am at risk . Cause after 2weeks i stared to have itchiness around neck but they used to come and go but i never scratched them And some type of feeling that my throat is behaving differently.i read all these symptoms over the net and i worried to death if I actually had been infected. Also my hunger is not the same any more.

So i got tested for ELISA which i think was a 4th genration p24 and antibody . The test was done after 33 days and result said non reactive. is this report ok to be relied on? .

Please reply my message . Now today that is 25 may 2016 its been 46 days. The present situation is that there are some very few pimple like small lesions things on my upper shoulder which do not itch . I did not yet got flu , fever, nose running or muscle ache.

Thanks for reading my message hope you create awareness like this all the time. God bless

Risk on HIV? Series of encounters with the same person/girl.

Hello everybody, I hope you're doing well.
I would very much like to ask you a few questions concerning a series of encounters I've had lately with a girl(friend) whose HIV status is unknown to me.

I know you get a million questions always addressing the same topics, but so far my anxiety levels are getting a hold of me, reason why in the end I've decided to write you.

Here goes (and many thanks in advance):

1 - Does fingering a girl with a small (non bleeding, but healing) cut in your finger pose a risk for HIV?
2 - Does getting an unprotected blowjob pose a risk? What about strong-ish lip-bites and hickies from the both of us?
3 - Does dry humping pose a risk for HIV? With both of us in our underwear? She was very lubricated and I had some pre-cum in my boxer shorts too. I recall at a certain point a bit of penetration going on, despite the obstacle our undies presented. It wasn't just the rubbing, but also some attempts at penetration...
4 - What about pregnancy? Can it happen in the situation described on "3"? [I cannot remember by now, but let's assume my hands had been in contact with my semen [not wet] by the time I also fingered her.]
5 - In the end, a week later after "3" we ended up having real sex (protected). But, with all the excitement I recall the first condom being put inside out. Risk for HIV?
I swapped it immediately after by another; by then correctly placed. I recall both our hands having been in contact by both our fluids (hers, most importantly). Risk for HIV? What about for pregnancy? [I cannot tell for sure but I think both our hands were not "actively" wet on bodily fluids.]
6 - The day after "5" we had sex again and this time I ejaculated (protected, once more). We went for seconds and again, on both occasions, the condom was placed with my hands dirty from both our fluids (hers, most importantly; and mine, from the first orgasm). Risk for HIV? What about for pregnancy? [I cannot tell for sure but I think both our hands were not "actively" wet on bodily fluids.]
7 - What about giving oral sex? She asked me to but I already knew in advance that giving is potentially more dangerous than receiving. I ended up choosing to masturbate her only, with a bit of fondling by my nose. Does this pose a risk, considering her fluids were in contact with the mucus of my nose?

I'm a little (very) scared because on all of these 4 condoms I only checked the validity date in *one* of them (manufacted in 2013, expiry date in 2017).
(I never noticed for any ruptures or cracks in the condoms after removing them.)

Tomorrow will be day 15 (2 weeks mark) since we've started getting more intimate (the dry humping episode) and I've been developing some sore throat + flu/cold like symptoms since last Saturday - and I know there's a fever coming in any day now.
... 11 days after we've had the dry humping episode. 3 days after having had sex for the first time.

Important note: she's been sick too recently and has had at least 2 different partners (protected, she claimed) in the past 3 months.

Deep down in my gut I have the impression I've taken precautions in all events, but doubts still float around due to fear.

I know for sure (100% sure) prior to these episodes I wasn't HIV positive.

8 - In the meantime we've agreed to give one another the reassurance of running HIV tests. I'll be below the 3 month mark. For her, 4 weeks ever since we've met (assuming she hasn't had anyone else in the meantime). If she turns out to be negative, is it somewhat safe for me to draw some indirect conclusions?
9 - Is it or is it not a good indicator if a person is negative by week 4? I've read some much info about weeks 4, 6 8 and finally 12; it's stressing/mis-leading to say the least.
10 - I've also read about the accuracy a 4th gen 95% test gives by week 4. What makes up for the final 5%?...

Because I don't know about her history, and read also in the meantime that during the window period the danger of infecting others can sky rocket by up to 26 times; here's where my preoccupation lies (yep, I've been doing a lot of reading)...

Again, please accept my deepest and sincere gratitude in any clarification you might shed, especially because of the ridiculous amount of questions I placed.
Yours,
DD

Worried Sick

Gentleman,

40 days ago I had vaginal sex with an escort and the condom broke. I have been a complete basket case worrying about this. I took an oraquick test today which came back negative. 21 days after this happened I ate a seafood dinner and got sick with diarrhea and ate nothing for a day and a half. I have been a complete wreck. Six days after the incident, I went to planned parenthood and was checked for STD's which were negative and they said it was too soon to check for HIV. Any thoughts, I am driving myself crazy. Today I woke with a slight sore throat and I almost can't function.

Possible HIV exposure???

Hello there,

The reason for me asking this question is because, as the title suggests, I may have been exposed to HIV. Because of this I am really stressing out about the possibility of having contracted HIV. So as you would assume,I have some questions that if you could answer would really help me out. First off, let me give some details. The act itself was only oral sex (I am a guy and so was the other person),both giving and recieving on my part. No condom was used while performing oral sex. I ejaculated in the other persons mouth as he did in mine. I did not swollaow. I also Rinsed my mouth after with water.

After about 2-3 days I started to get some irritated tonsils. They did not hurt, but felt irritated. It didn't go away so I went to the doctors and explained everything. The doctor told me to get a test done, which I did. On day 9 after possible exposure I started to feel a little woozy, and on day 10. I even through up a little. I am not sure if this was a symptom or just my nerves. On day 10 I got an HIV test done (4th generation ECLIA), it came out negative. I had another one done on the 21st day after possible exposure. It also came out negative. I have had regular check ups with my doctor during this time.

Also worth mentioning are the symptoms I have experienced during this time. It has been six weeks after my possible exposure (April 11th,2016= day of the sexual act- May 22nd,2016= Todays date or the date that I am writing this question).

Symptoms:
~ 2-3 days after possible exposure I experienced swollen and irritated tonsils. Now only my right tonsil appears to be swollen or atleast more so than the left. But they have begun to hurt now especially after drinking liquids.
~ Tonsilar pillars swollen or darker red (even to this day)
~ Off taste in my mouth. I cant quite put my finger on it
~ 11 days after possible exposure I developed a cough. Sometimes it was dry, others I produced phlem. It last about 10-14 days.
~ I have felt certain disorientation and dizziness throughout this time.
~ Slightly elevated temperature first 2 weeks, nothing I would consider a fever.
~ Yellow patch or tinge in the middle of my tongue. Also the back of my tongue is white. It looks as if there is a white layer over it. It is not like when someone is really thirsty, almost kind of fuzzy.
~ Kind of Stiff and sore neck.
~ Hard Palate is an off white colour,while the soft palate is has a sort of yellowis-white colour
~ Canker sores after 2 weeks of possible exposure. They seem to be on and off.They appear under the tongue,sides of cheeks, a couple behind bottom lip and top lip.
~ Hard palate a little bit sore
~ Sides of tongue are sore
~ Only once I have experienced a sort of night sweat. It was about 3 weeks after possible exposure.
~ Slightly runny nose starting about 2 weeks after
~ Certain naussea,dizziness or disorientation.
~ Mornings and evenings I have a hoarse voice. During the day no problem whatsoever.

So far I have not experienced any rash. No swollen lymp nodes as said by my doctor (apart from tonsils). Only minor headaches. No extreme night sweats or any at all for that matter apart from the one incident I stated above. It is autumn-winter here where I am at now.

So my questions are:

1) How accurate are the results I have gotten back?
2) I plan on getting another test done this week,so that would be a little after 6 weeks. If it comes out negative,would this one be considered conclusive assuming that it was done by a 4th gen ECLIA test?
3) Deep throat was done during the sexual act. Could this have caused irritation to my tonsils?
4) What are the chances of me contracting HIV through oral sex? At the time I had no oral lesions or any that I was aware of. Does this affect the probability of me contracting HIV through oral sex?
5) I have been stressed out lately. Could stress/anxiety have caused any of the symptoms I stated above?

. I know that I made a mistake by not using a condom. I just hope that nothing too serious occurs because o my stupidity. If you could answer these questions and/or give any additional info, It would be much much appreciated.

Risk of HIV transmission in sharing a beer?

Hi there,

This weekend I went to a bar with a friend of mine who is HIV+. During the evening I accidentally picked up his glass and took a sip of his beer that he had been drinking out of. Now normally I wouldn't be concerned, but this particular weekend I had a painful sore on my tongue that still hasn't gone away. Is there any risk to this contact? Should I be worried?

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