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  • 3 months ago

    Get The Facts on HIV Transmission

    Hi everyone! There are many posts on our message boards from those with questions about how HIV is transmitted who are worried if they've contracted the virus. When you think you may have been exposed to HIV, it can be a really scary thing to experience. It's important to know that HIV is not spread easily and can only be done so through the exchange of certain bodily fluids from an infected person. There is tons of information out there on how HIV is transmitted, and sometimes it can be....
  • 4 days ago

    Fear of HIV

    Hello. 25 days ago I visited a sex massage parlor and popped a pimple with a towel. As I was receiving a massage prone, the sex worker was rubbing her vagina against my lower back(away from the pimple; she promised to avoid it) and smearing the fluids and oil with her hands. Later, I turned on my back and exposed the pimple to the towel and, perhaps, bed. There was no penetration. My fears are: (1)that the blood from the pimple might have run down my back and come in contact with her vaginal fluids....
  • 17 hours ago

    HIV risk from spot in canned drinks?

    Hi! Basically, I visited a friend in a hospital. I then got thirsty and decided to buy a fruit juice in can in one of the convenience stores inside the hospital. After I took one can in the fridge, I noticed a small reddish spot on top of the can. I just casually wiped the spot with facial tissue and drank the juice. Afterwards, I realized if what if the spot was blood and since the hospital admits HIV positive patients, some HIV could have been into it and since I only wiped the spot, some of the....
  • 15 days ago

    very very scared

    Gail,I had protected sex with a female csw 29 months ago and condom remained intact till the end.I assume that was a cheap quality condom but definitely latex.Later I knew that she was positive.I have had all classic ars from 5 th week like 4 swollen lymph nodes in neck,muscle pain,nausea,loose stool,dry skin,white tongue,dizziness etc.At present I am suffering from ,clubbing nail,4-5 swollen lymph nodes in neck,dry skin,dandruff, peripheral neuropathy burning in feet comes and go,loose stool,recurrent....
  • In great anxiety! bottoming unprotected anal. Help please!

    I am 18 and made a seriously stupid mistake, I told him to use condom but later found out that he didn't. He said he is clean, but i don't trust him. Its being only one day since it happened, what should i do? I know that i am very in risk of HIV infection, should I do PEP? or should I wait for 2 weeks and do a test? please help! I am panicking, please!!
  • 6 days ago

    Hiv risk from sniffing/smelling

    Hi Please can you advise me of any risk that may be associated with Hiv transmission in the following situation. During the course of my work i had contact with a heavy intravenous drug user. I opened a vessel of unknown fluid that looked clear in appearance and had a very strong unpleasant smell. The fluid belonged to this individual. I took a sniff of this fluid which almost choked me. I've become worried that this fluid was a bodily fluid, and because of the person's drug usage that he....
  • 7 days ago

    What does exposed to herpes mean?

    I took a full std screening, and today they called and let me know that my results show that I have recently been exposed to the herpes virus but they cannot tell which one. What does this mean?
  • 3 months ago

    Strip Club

    I am very paranoid about HIV, I always think someone can prick me or something. I went drinking with a few friends about two weeks ago and got drunk and went to a strip club. I was dancing with a stripper and my hand was on her Vagina, cant recall if I kissed her or not but I don't believe I did. For the last few days my throat has been burning and feeling like sand, it goes and come and also i feel as if i have a fever sometimes but my skin does not feel warm. I have also been feeling very weak....
  • 13 days ago

    I dont know if it is HIV, a yeast infection, or fordyce spots

    im 17 years old, i have had intensive itching everyday for 2 years. im not sexually active. I have little bumps round the base of the shaft of the penis, and little bumps on the sack. Anus itches every time i use the bathroom. i have little bumps the dont really look like herpes on my top lip that is in a line from one side of lip to the other. could someone please give me some clarification on what it is?
  • 12 days ago

    Could I be HIV positive?

    About 2 months ago I was severely sick, and after a blood test, I was diagnosed with mono. My symptoms went away after about a month. 2 weeks ago, I began having allergy like symptoms. Nasal drip, sore throat, congestion, and a cough that brought up mucus. When I went to get that checked up, my Dr. reminded me that I should probably do my routine blood work while I was there since I just recently turned 18 and began seeing him rather than a pediatrician. They also did a urine test because I thought....