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  • 16 days ago


    Hi. For the past 5 weeks I have had a chest rattle cough. There has been phlegm and a bit of nose and ear congestion. You can hear wheezing when I exhale. I was sent for an x ray that came back clear on the left side but they didn’t do right hand side. There are no other symptoms. Maybe a bit of tirednesS. Is this something I should worry about? On a side note I had a one night stand 6 weeks ago. Is this chest cough a symptom of any type of primary HIV infection?? Sorry I am a worrier. Thank you
  • 18 days ago

    Reliability of (Quantitative) RNA Tests after 9 days in Sub-Saharan Africa, and using ARVs while not diagnosed HIV-positive for certain

    Dear all, please I kindly request your outmost support and help! I try to explain my case below: I am male, 36 years old. I had a risky sex on AUGUST 9TH at a massage parlour with a woman. After some friendly touch, I did some fingering mostly in her vagina and a bit anal way with my right hand. After that I put on a latex condom. I believe and hope (!) that I did not use my right hand while putting on the condom. (IS THIS A RISK?) After I put on condom, I did vaginal penetration slowly, and that....
  • Highly likely I might be infected

    I had unprotected sex with a female on August 6th. Strictly relating to ARS. The only symptoms I have developed since then were: 1) Dry cough, 4 week duration 2) Discomfort in the throat on and off (but not your typical "pins and needles" sore throat), 5 week duration 3) Boils 4) On and off pain in my muscle (left forearm and heel tendon), 4 week duration and is now gone 7 weeks BEFORE my exposure with this female and I happened to have the misfortunate of having the condom slip out upon....
  • 23 days ago

    French Kissing

    I French kissed another man for less than 5 seconds if that. Is this considered an exposure and should I bet tested. It happened almost 9 years ago.
  • 23 days ago

    My partner and I are not using protection

    My partner and I are not using protection and we are both positive - my cd4 is below 40ml copies and has been undetectable for the past 3 years - his, is going up and down but it seems we are ignoring that fact, what can happen to us please educate me, can my cd4 suddenly change from being undetectable? can he contract a more serious disease if we keep on not using protection, sometimes as people we tend to ignore serious warnings around us, please I need serious intervention so that I can be educated....
  • 25 days ago

    Help !!!

    I’m 16 years old I had sex for the first time in june , in July i didn’t get my period just pink discharge the first 2 days and the other 2 it was brown so I thought I might be pregnant but in August my period came ..obviously I wasn’t pregnant, since then I’ve been having discomfort sooo I googled herpes & hiv symptoms and I had most of them .for example (muscle pain , sore throat , itching and burning in my vagina) I’m very scared I don’t want to look at myself down there or even touch myself....
  • 25 days ago

    Can dogs transmit HIV?

    Made the mistake of picking up a friendly stray dog and caring for it while trying to find his owner. I put him in the next room and headed to bed. Had a lot to drink that evening. I normally sleep nude and got undressed and passed out. Had a very odd dream and woke up in pain with an odd sensation. The dog was on my bed with me and he was stuck inside my anus. While I was passed out, the dog had *** me anally and knotted with me and was ejaculating in me. I tried to get him out of me, but couldn't....
  • 29 days ago

    Please help! Possible exposure!

    Hello, my ex boyfriend about 3 years ago. He was my first boyfriend from high school and I never thought about this until recently. Him and I never had sex till this day I am still a virgin. All of the sudden HIV came up in my mind and I thought about how I never knew his HIV status, I've had doubts about him cheated on me and this is scaring me so much. We were together for about 4 years and we've only had oral sex the whole time, and we fooled around all the time and his gential was rubbing....
  • 29 days ago

    Please Help- Pregnant & Scared!

    I am 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Last night I was bitten by a mosquito in the dark. I must have squashed one because about an inch from the bite there was blood on my leg. Well I had been scratching this leg while driving in the dark not knowing I got blood on my fingers. I felt something in my nose and without thinking I stuck my finger in my nose (pretty far back and deep) multiple times only to discover shortly after that I had blood smeared on my leg and on my fingers, and I had just put possibly....
  • 1 month ago

    hand job concerns!!!

    hi Gail, I had a sexual encounter with a young lady (9/16) which resulted in a lubed up hand job.Their was no vaginal or anal or oral sex evolved.Infact her pants where left on so no contact with her sexual fluid. Is their any reason to be concerned and should test for hiv and other std? I did not wear a condom .