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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....
  • 22 hours ago

    are my tests 100% conclusive

    I had a exposure about half an year ago and have gotten tested multiple times. there was a condom that broke with a csw. and one time there was menstrual blood on condom but no penetration. i have tested with the following: 1)alere determine antibody/antigen duo test@ 6 weeks negative 2)oraquick at home oral swab @ 3 months negative 3)alere determine antibody/antigen duo test @ 11 months 4)insti rapid test at 60 secs 4th gen @ 11 months 5)insti rapid test at 60 secs 4th gen @ 11 months 6)oraquick....
  • 13 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?
  • 2 days ago

    Worried Mom

    My son bit his tongue very bad at a baseball practice...he was bleeding a lot. Someone used a water bottle that had been half drank by someone else to rinse the blood out of his mouth. Because someone elses saliva could have potentially been swished into his open wounds, could he be at risk for catching any diseases?
  • HIV risk from the 'dirty' hands?

    Hi! I went to an all male spa for a massage. I understand that there are more gay men frequenting the place and probably some of them may be HIV positive. We'll during this time, I dropped my wallet in the floor of the receiving area where I saw some clients sitting. I mean after, I dropped my wallet and picked it up, I was offered a drink which I took and drank. We' it possible to acquire HIV if something from the floor got in contact with the wallet, then gor in contact with my hands....
  • 5 days 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....
  • 4 days ago

    Nipple Sucking with Trace Blood Present

    Hey all, Yesterday, while I was making love with my boyfriend, I started to suck his nipples. Some time later, after I had tasted blood in my mouth, I stopped sucking, then I saw a little bit of blood on his nipple too -like a drop or maybe less. I went to the washroom and washed my mouth with an antiseptic soap. Then I realized that my lips were cracked, so it might be my blood either. But I am not that sure, that is why I am asking. Is tasting the blood while sucking nipples can cause an HIV infection....
  • 9 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....
  • 20 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!!