I was a nurse assistant at a hospital and was restraining a schizophrenic patient she bit my arm and it started bleeding in 4 places but doesn't need stitches. I know nothing of her medical history or if she was bleeding in her mouth and i was sent to the er for an hiv test how likely is it that i'll catch something if she had bleeding gums or something??
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 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...
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
I just had a protected sex in a brothel, but after the sex when i removed the condom and wiping my penis with tissues i saw some little blood on tissues, i checked my penis there is no scratches on it, so it's most likely that this was her blood but i really have no idea how it camed to my penis with condom on, i also kept the sex a bit more after the ejaculation.
I definetly have no idea if blood was on the base of my penis or on the top because as i said i noticed the blood on tissue. Condom's top was not broken because i saw the semen there and it wasn't probably leaking. Assuming that the sex worker has HIV positive, what is my chance of getting HIV ? Shall i take a test ? Many thanks.
I recently had sex with a man I met at a bar. We are both men so we had anal sex. I insisted on wearing a condom, but we used saliva as a lubricant. Should I be concerned about being infected with STI or HIV?
Hello there, I had a protected sex with two women 3 times ( I used 3 condoms two with one women and one with the other) in the same day in exchange of money I wore condom all the time I even checked the used condoms if there were no leak ( and there weren`t any thanks to god ) Now I am affraid if I got HIV, I did two test one after 15 days and the other after 18 the test was p24 Antigen; HIV Antigen/Antibody Combination on both tests I got Nonreactive, dose that mean I don`t have HIV beacuse I`ve read that Antigen is detectable after 10 to 16 day on average.
the labe says that after 21 days this type of test reusl is conclusive. the second test I did becuase I had a sore throat and I thought that was a symtoms.
when is the actual windo period of this test?
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!!
I had sex with a RLD Amsterdam prostitute 3 months ago. I used a condom, for both oral and vaginal sex. I had no worries since I protected myself and I'm aware of the precautions the Netherlands workers use (condoms for everything including oral).
3 weeks ago however, I had a small cut injury (no bigger than 10cm and I had no bleeding), I quickly tried to disinfect it but left it wet with the disinfectant liquid right after I received the cut (day and night for two days), I didn't try to cover the wound or anything (I'm starting to believe that leaving the wound wet and moist while still doing normal day activities like public transportation is what got me infected). The cut was from a barrel that had a metal safety belt thingy ( I cut myself with the metal), however the contents of the barrel were toxic chemical residues from a sink drain in a laboratory. 3 days after the cut it got infected very bad with a bacteria, it extended to at least 40 cm more from the origin of the cut, I began to swell and had blisters filled with pus all around it, the first doctor diagnosed that I should take Ciprofloxacin, the second doctor said this was a mistake and I had to take Dicloxacillin instead, fast forward 3 weeks later and the wound has almost completely healed with new skin.
Around the same time of my cut, I noticed two pearly bumps around my pubic hair, thinking it was pimples I squeezed them and white liquid came out with a little blood, afterwards I noticed two more bigger sized bumps, the same doctor that misdiagnosed me gave me a fungus cream medicine for it, saying it was probably fungus and that it should go away quickly without even looking at the bumps, he just asked me what they looked like and made a prescription based on that.
Fast forward 2 weeks, after noticing no improvement with this cream and actually getting worse and I was diagnosed with Mollscum contagious by a dermatologist, he told me this was an awful prescription that my previous doctor game me, and that it made a simple problem extend much bigger, since the virus has spread around my pubic hair area with more bumps, he made me realize it was because I kept rubbing the molluscum pimples around other areas of my body). I had cryotheraphy since then and have controlled the infection somewhat (I'm still not entirely molluscum free).
Here's where I began to worry, both of these disseases suggest after reading on the internet, that while it may happen on normal people, it may happen more often with people who have a weakened immune system by HIV. So of course, I panicked, feeded my brain with negative thoughts and haven't been able to shake off this whole thing by constantly reading on the internet day after day to the point of depression.
I did the most logical thing, which was to get a test. I tested at around 84 days after that sex encounter exposure and the test result came back negative, I've read online that this should be considered a conclusive result since around 99% of people would've presented enough antibodies to be picked up by then.
I wasn't convinced enough so I did a second test at 15 weeks (in a different clinic as well) and came back negative again.
Should I leave this matter to rest now? I had no worries about my sex encounter until these two things happened, it just worries me that these things happened around the same timeframe and worsened so fast. Should I chalk it up to bad first doctor medications?
How safe am I that this is a conclusive result at 15 weeks?
Thank you for reading.