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  • 4 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....
  • 11 days ago

    Protected sex with NY stripper

    Hello, I had sex with a stripper, but I used a condom. All in all it was maybe about 2 minutes. She put the condom on and gave me a short blowjob. Then we had vaginal sex for maximum 1 Minute when I pulled out because I was so worried about getting any STD or HIV. Then she gave me a short handjob and it looked like she checked if the condom was still intact. After that she pulled my pants back over my penis with the condom still on. Right away I went to the bathroom took the condom off and cleaned....
  • 19 days ago

    the worst thing i have done

    I am in dire need of advise over my stupid action..i was in thailand and i had sex with 4 sex workers on different days...i am currently on pep meds now..i need to know the likehood of me catching HIV day 1 i had sex with a sex worker with condom on..she gave me unprotected oral..i felt a little pain from her teeth..i told her to stop..then i put the condom on and we had sex..i didnt ejaculate..the condom was on till the end..then i went to wash and felt no cut or wound on my genital we did kiss....
  • 25 days ago

    HIV Risk from Red-Brown Stains in Pillow in A Spa

    Hello! I went for a massage in a spa few days ago and while I was preparing for the massage and lying on my stomach, I noticed two dark brown spots or stains in the pillow case which actually touched my lips and eyes briefly. Now I was not sure if they were blood spots or other stains from previous clients. I am not also sure if the spa do change the sheets or pillow cases after another client. Not also sure if those stains were wet or dry coz I immediately asked to replace my pillow. What if those....
  • 1 month ago

    4th generation test at 6 weeks and oraquicks before

    Hi I had a unprotected sex exposure on 17th of september 2019, i was insertive top and it was breif around 5 minutes. I had tested negative with oraquick fingerstick method on day 20, 24th, 30, 34, 36, 40 negative all using fingerstick method. Then i did a 4th generation vidas hiv duo ultra ag/ab in the lab at day 45 after exposure negative. I did another oraquick at 48 also negative. Is my 4th generation tests accurate at day 45 days? Should i be concerned? I did not get any symptoms as of now and....
  • 1 month ago

    Kissing

    Gail, I made a horrible mistake 11 years ago. I kissed another man at a wayside rest room we briefly touched tongues and the kissed last a few seconds. Should I be tested? Please help me! Thank you for your time and efforts.
  • 1 month ago

    HIV risk from elevator buttons to eyes?

    Help! I went into vacation to one of the countries in Asia and I was booked by my travel agency to a hotel where I thought located in the red district. One time, I took the elevator and press one of the buttons and just few minutes, my eyes got very itchy and eventually rubbed them with the same fingers that touched the buttons. I normally won't touch my eyes after touching those buttons or use a facial tissue. Is there any HIV risk if one of those buttons was pressed by an HIV positive persons....
  • 2 months ago

    Hiv

    My husband passed from aids in june of 2013. At what point am I "in the clear" for testing?
  • 2 months ago

    Fear of HIV

    I gave oral sex to a guy a year ago. He told me he was negative but I can’t know for sure. A few weeks later I had a bout of bad abdominal pain for a few weeks later I had a bad toothache and found out I had a tooth abscess. Also my palms got very red and are still that way after a year (there was some redness in my palms before the oral sex, but it seems worse after). Has anyone heard of red palms on an ongoing basis (in other words, not a rash that goes away after a few weeks) being a sign of HIV....
  • 2 months ago

    HIV from touching microscope or glass slides?

    Hi! I am a laboratory science student doing some observership in a clinical laboratory. One the first few days, we were allowed to use the microscope to view histology and cytology slides. These are supposedly fixed, stained slides mounted and covered with glass cover slips.While handling them, I also touched the sleeves of my shirt as I was wearing long sleeves. After sometime, my eyes probably got irritated and so I just happened to rub my eyes in my sleeves, most probably in the area where I touched....