Thank you for all of these useful information in regards of STDs. I have a query that is eating me alive. I am hypochondriac, so you can imagine how stressful it is. I had one night stand with a man with unknown status. We were kissing passionately for about 20-30 seconds, and I noticed that he had bleeding gums. We stopped the kissing and I spit on the tissue to check if I have it as well, luckily I did not have it at that very moment. Right after that I examine my mouth and gums and I noticed that my gums started to bleed as well - not excessive amount, just around one teeth, that I rinsed and bleeding disappeared right away. We did not kiss any more, however I received rim job after that (at the time of rimming, his gums were not bleeding any more). I would really appreciate If you can tell how big this risk of transmission is. Thank you a lot for your time and effort to help us.
Hello, I have done something I never thought I would do and gave oral sex to another gentleman. He swears he is clean and has nothing that could have been transmitted to me, but this is sort of his lifestyle, not mine ever again. Too worrisome to let it lay. I am married, shame on me I know. My wife is out of town and comes back this weekend. I gave him oral sex for about 3-5 minutes it seemed and then freaked out and left. He never ejaculated. Now I am killing myself inside with guilt that I could have gotten the HIV virus and don't want to give it to my wife. Words of wisdom and advise?
I had sex with a prostitute 9 weeks ago. It was vaginal and I was wearing condom and condom did not rip. She did however perform oral sex on me with no condom on, I did not perform oral sex on her.
At about 2 weeks I started feeling something in my throat like something was squeezing my lymph nodes. I started googling (worse mistake of my life) and got myself thinking about HIV. I did got to the doctor at 2.5 weeks and asked to get test for all the STI's and all came negative including HIV. Then I got test for HIV at 4 weeks and 7 weeks with the rapid HIV test and they both came negative as well. Doctor also tested my blood for the CBC (complete blood count) and once the results came back he said it was low pointing towards me having a virus in my system (it's flu time so not sure what kind of virus it was or is).
I got my lymph nodes looked at and they are not swollen and I have no other symptoms.
Should I be worried? and should I get re-tested again at 12 weeks.
Thanks for the help.
Hi, my "exposure" was protected vaginal sex, to the best of my knowledge the condom did not break.
I had a 4 Generation HIV Test (Dynacare) at 47 days just to be on the safe side, it was non-reactive. I read that CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html) and Catie (https://www.catie.ca/en/fact-sheets/testing/hiv-testing-technologies) regard the 4 Generation HIV Test as conclusive at any time beyond 45 days.
My question is, should I have another test at 3 months? Since my "exposure" was in South America, am I at any risk for HIV-2? Would HIV-2 be picked up conclusively at 47 days as well?
I have had mutual masturbation with a guy I don't know about his HIV status.
We kissed each other, licked the nipples and jerked off without oral sex, or penetration.
He rubbed his penis on mine. We are both uncircumcised. He ended up cum on my penis head. I thought his semen might contact my urethra hole and the body of my penis where the foreskin was pulled out.
I am concerning if I am at risk of HIV in this circumstance? It has happened 6 hours ago, should I consider PEP in this case?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you so much!
Thanks for your time, Sorry for long story,
I involved in intercourse with one of prostitute, I received blow job with condom, and than I did vaginal intercourse with condom, but due too fear I stopped intercourse within 1 minute. than I asked her for hand job with condom but after 1 minute again I stopped her and told her to remove condom because still I was worried about HIV. Finally I done but I think that while she was doing hand job with condom is on. she might carry vaginal fluid on her hand which can transmitted HIV to me. I think that I might have small cut on my penis balls. after second day of the incident, I got fever ( it is like Hay fever symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and fever. everyone is suffering around me ), but than I started google about ARS and symptoms.Immediately, I am pretty sure that I had an anxiety attack. Symptoms worsened within 24 hours of internet surfing. Clogged throat, clogged ears, sharp pain under front of chin, pain under sides of jaw (no swollen nodes that I could feel), sore jaw and teeth (clenching?), sore throat( never felt pain while eating or drinking), loose stool( it is not like diarrhea), white tongue ( I felt burning after I eat spicy food ), the list goes on and on. More than 2.5 months of that incident I felt like chest pain and pain under armpit. I have asked that prostitute she told me that she is negative but I do not know whether she is lying to me or not.
No kiss or vaginal licking involve.
Please Dr Could tell me whether I am on risk or not.
Can HIV transmit by hand job?
This is my story. I had sex with a HIV infected partner, and he revealed to me his HIV positive status only when I started to have acute symptoms 3 months later after exposure when I texted him with a question, what's the matter with me, it looks like HIV and if it is, it is certainly from you and he answered me, yes I have HIV. Up to that 3 months period I had not suspected and not thought at all about any HIV. But after his confession I started to remember the prehistory. All that previous time I had an exhausted look though I didnt feel very tired. I also had some rare small night sweat outbreaks. After about 2,5 months I started to have some very small pain in the throat which after 3 months grew to a terribly full-blown flu-like episode with my pharynx hot-red and so painful, though fever grew slowly and did not rise above 38. All that time I had painful neck under the chin, which continues to this day and has not gone anywhere. This flue-like episode lasted about a week. But temperature about 37.2-37.5 lasted 2 months. Now too from time to time it rises to 37-37.2. Now often when I get up in the morning my temperature is 36.2 but the moment I leave my house for work it is often 37.2. I felt terribly tired about 1-1.5 months, I could hardly prevent myself from falling flat on earth any moment. But after 1-1.5 it disappeared almost completely. I also lost about 7 kg within a month, after that I gained back my weight quickly and even over my usual weight. From that time on my bowel gradually behaved worse, although before I have never had any problem with it. My stool about 1 month after an acute episode started to be more and more liquid. Now about about 1-2 times a week I have a perfect diarroea and this keeps going on already for more than 8 months. During the acute period my two very small hardly visible warts on the head became bloody and now they are quite bigger in size. During the acute period I started to have a coated tongue, which does not improve and continues to this day. I had HIV tests after 3,5, 6, 8, 10 months after exposure, all are negative. I have had some tender small spots in the lymphatic region in the neck and about the armpits on the chest from that period up to this time. So you can see I still have symptoms which I have never had before: sore throat with coughing (continues to this day), coated tongue, rises in body temperature, liquid stools with diarrhoea, some tiredness and weakness bringing me definitely some level down (though generally I am satisfactory). My exposure details are such. Anal sex was protected (I am on the active side), but my skin on the penis easily breaks even after small rubbing with some blood showing due to chronic fungal dermatitis. We had a lot of kisses, and there are papillomas in my throat which delay swallowing. I should explain about my fungal condition. It is chronic but spread all over the body and it is dormant. But if I rub my skin any anywhere just very little it breaks and becomes an injure. My doctor was very surprised that my fungus on the body did not disappear after many treatments with antifungals and became chronic though inactive, he said he has never seen such a case in his life. As for me I can attribute my new continuing symptoms to nothing else but HIV. Also it seems my immunity (although good enough in itself for living) is somewhat special and abnormal and can explain somewhat strange reaction of my body to HIV. Also I should say I cannot pay for PCR test, I must tell my name if I want it free, but I am terribly afraid of being disclosed. I will greatly appreciate your responses to my question what can you tell me about my case and what should I do? Can I do RNA test in your laboratory? Regards.
I got a hit from an unknown guy. My eyebrow was bleeding and his fist too. Could I have been infected with this situation?
thanks a lot for your website and your support.
1 year ago i had a risk ,protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex.
i get tetsed hiv ab/ag 1 month , 4 month and 7 month after my risk and all of them are negative,but i have symptomps like mouth ulcer(in my lip and my tongue),pain in Lymph nodes,night sweat these symptomps are wtih me since i had that risk!
is there any possible that i have hiv?
why i have these symptomps?
if u search about mouth ulcer in internet you will see the first symptomps of hiv is mouth ulcers!
sorry for my bad english.
answer me please.
Hello I'm from Brazil. Excuse me for weak English. I'm a man. Exactly 6 months ago I had a sexual exposure with a program girl and the condom broke in vaginal sex. In the first 3 months I had almost all the symptoms of the acute phase of HIV. And in the first three months I ran several RNA and fourth-generation Elisa tests and all of them tested negative. The girl I met had a 3-generation test after three-and-a-half months, and hers also tested negative.
Now, after six months I have re-run another 4 generation Elisa test and it came out negative. But there were some rashes on my skin and impetigo was noted. I was afraid of being AIDS. What is the chance that I will be infected with HIV? Are the tests reliable? Thank you!