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Question: 

Im a 18 year old guy..(gay) 2 years ago . Me and my partner (bisexual) decided to have anal sex but we didnt have condom at that time. But I just rubbed my penis against his ass. but I saw that some kind of yellow dots like particles were present.. I know rubbing has negligible risk.. but I have a fear that those particles may have entered my urethra. I dont know about those particles they may be feces
or something else.. If I go for test and result comes HIV+, Then I will have got HIV since 2 years, Then I will surely die soon... Can u tell me if 2 years is very long period or short period for being aids patient

Answer: 

Hello and thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver with your question. You seem to be concerned about how long an individual can live with HIV.

Your question can best be answered with the help of World Health Organisation's Fact Sheet about HIV and AIDS. The key takeaway that I would like you to get from this fact sheet is, "effective antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can control the virus and help prevent transmission so that people with HIV, and those at substantial risk, can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

Individuals receiving treatment for HIV live long and happy lives.

The key to living a long any happy life is knowing your HIV status.

The only way to know your status for sure is by getting tested.

Here are AIDS Vancouver we recommend that everyone make HIV testing a part of their regular healthcare maintenance routine. If you would like to know your status, you can either go to your doctor and ask for a test, or, you can click on the links below to find a testing site near you:

I would also encourage you to check out the following resoucres for more information about HIV:

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver.

Hilary

AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline
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