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  • 6 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....
  • 6 hours ago

    possible ars symptoms

    I had a high rish exposure about 5 weeks ago during anal intercourse with a man of unknown status the condom broke. Anyways about a little over a week ago i had a sore throat for about a day which developed into what resembled a mild cold (congestion, sneezing, runny nose) no fever. As those symptoms subsided i started getting sharp pains all over my body pretty much from head to toe. It will appear in one spot for a few second then reappear in another. There are some times they dont happen at all....
  • 13 hours ago

    Extremely concerned late ARS

    87 days ago I had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman who I would consider to be high risk (due to meeting her off the internet), however I saw a GUM clinic at the time who considered this a low risk incident. I was definitely HIV negative at this time. About 2-3 weeks later I had an extremely uncomfortable sore throat, headache and tiredness and around this time my partner also started having headaches and tiredness. I also experienced an array of symptoms that were probably anxiety caused. At....
  • Question about exposure and chances of infection.

    I suffer from both extreme OCD and anxiety so bear with me. Today while I was at work I had two friends come up to me. One gave me a high five and the other shook my hand. Due to the dry weather and over-washing, I had cracks both on the back of my hand and on my wrist, some of which were actively bleeding at the time. I realized this and quickly went to the restroom to wash. It probably took me under a minute afterwards to go and get washed up. I didn't notice any blood on my hand but the thought....
  • 2 days ago

    Still paranoid !

    Started having unprotected sex with guy in late march early April. Took 4 generation blood test for hiv in late July. Came back negative. Are these results conclusive ?
  • 2 days ago

    Gail please help me.

    This is the question for Gail,I had protected oral and vaginal sex with the same condom with a csw.The csw provided the condom.The sex lasted only 10-15 seconds.After ejaculation I removed the condom looked intact but did not check carefully and did not water test what I should have done.Now I am thinking condom could have failed without my knowing. After 6 days of the exposure still I am running low grade fever specially in the evening(98.6-99).No fever in the morning.No other symptoms like rash....
  • 5 days ago

    Help me I'd these HIV/stds

    Diff occasions last 3-4 years please dont pass judgement and If u have idea specifics they aren't from having sex. I had came in contact with some others piss that went up my nose leaving a small pea size herpe burn that was real sore red o. Year later believe I friend had left her aquafina ChapStick over.weeks after I had uses it looks like maybe lipstick had been on it I noticed a slight burning around the lip area. I had came in contact with more piss Inhalants and broke out with parasite....
  • 6 days ago

    Are these ARS Symptoms?

    Hello. About 2 months ago I had protected anal sex with a man and I performed fellatio, which resulted in semen getting onto my face and a tiny bit on my lip. I washed all areas of contact a few minutes later with soap and warm water. Four days ago at noon, I developed a fever with a high of 38.8 C as well as a stuffed nose. After taking some flu medication my fever went away overnight, however I developed a sore throat the next day as well as congestion with wet stools. I woke up to find my clothes....
  • 7 days ago

    Little nervous

    I am a 24 year old female and up until a week ago, I have only been with two men sexually. Yes, only had sex twice. First time we used protection, which was around three years ago. Anyway, a week ago I met up with a friend I have known for a year. We have talked, sexted etc. I have asked him many times on his health, to which he always answered that he was 100 percent disease free. When we met up, we had unprotected sex. No oral, no anal...just unprotected vaginal sex. He pulled out, and afterwards....
  • 7 days ago

    HIV neuropathy ; tingling - Quick Question

    Hi Gail, Does neuropathy; tingling sensation and burning in hands and feet happen in Advanced HIV stage? can you please suggest any other symptoms along with it.