Filter by
  • 9 hours ago

    ATTENTION: WebMD Message Boards to be Discontinued

    After careful consideration we have decided to close our Message Boards on Thursday, July 30. If you would like to save any resources or information that you have stored on the boards, please make sure to copy it before the above date. We thank you for your participation and support through the years, and encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to continue to connect with the WebMD community and get our latest health and wellness information.
  • 2 days ago

    Hiv prep

    Hi There I have been having unprotected anal sex with a guy who is on PrEP. He is on Tenolam (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumerate and Lamivudine Tablets) 300mg. I did some research and found this is typically prescribed to patients who are HIV+ already. Is it true that the drug can be used as PrEP? Even if he was positive, I know the risk is low as he is on treatment but I still feel betrayed but want to make sure of the facts before I confront him about it. Can somebody please help urgently. Thank yo....
  • 3 days ago

    I was wondering if it's possible to contract HIV or HEPATITIS C from contaminated food?

    I went to McDonald's and ordered 2 mc chickens with extra mayo and it took like 10 minutes to bring my food out and the man came walking out breathing heavily and handed me my food than light a cigarette. Well I pulled over for about 5 minutes and decided to take a bite than spit it out when the thought crossed my mind that what if it wasn't extra mayonnaise but ejaculation instead and brushed my teeth rinsed with water , peroxide and isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Should I be ok if this is the....
  • 16 days ago

    Gail or someone with knowledgable experience on the matter please answer

    I had unprotected sex with a guy over a year ago and was never tested for HIV. What are the odds that I do have it? I asked the guy today if he has anything and his response is Hell no! He then got upset that I do not want to be with him anymore and he made the comment that he does not have it and I probably do but from my boyfriend. As you know this has really caused me great anxiety. I am 100% sure my boyfriend is in the clear. It's the guy from a year ago I am afraid of. If I can recall we....
  • 16 days ago

    Can someone assess

    I would like to start by thanking all of you by the good job you are doing providing insight to people. Sorry English not my first language Here is my situation on Feb 21/2020 I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend (I am a straight male, circumcised). Prior to that I didn’t have sex for 2 months since I wasn’t in the country. My last STD and HIV test was on December 26th all negative my girlfriend as well negative. We have been dating for 2 years now. Before I got home on 2/11 her doctor did her....
  • 16 days ago

    After 19 years Symptoms back?

    Hello Board, I will attempt to keep this short, but I need to tell my story so everyone gets the entire context. I have to admit I am very nervous but trying not to overthink things. But as you may understand, I have a family and a HIV diagnosis would be devastating to my marriage and everything. So please understand my fear - which I recently am experiencing. Back in 2001 or 2002, I had what I consider a risk to contracting something, I didn’t even know what HIV was. I went through a careless tome....
  • 16 days ago

    HIV 4th Gen (ag/ab) Lab Test

    Dear, I’m a male an on September 21, 2019 I met another male and we had mutual hand job, neck licking & mouth kissing with some saliva exchange. I tested 4th gen at 8, 10 & 12 weeks ALL negative. Furthermore, i asked the other guy to test at 11 & 14 weeks which he did at the same lab and i even checked his results online and they were both negative. My questions, 1- was this encounter HIV risk at all given the mouth kissing and hand to genital contact 2- Were my tests conclusive 3- do....
  • 16 days ago

    Can HIV transmit through inhaling blood?

    Can HIV transmit through inhaling blood? Im practical in lab. I carried blood sample and after about one to three minute later I realize there is something dark blood like droplet (4-5 cm) on my labcoat and I smell it (about 1-2 cm from my nose and not touch my face) in order to confirm if it blood. I just curious at that time because there is no spillage on table, so I smell iy in order to confirm if its blood. 1. Do I have a risk if the blood is fresh about 2-3 minutes? 2. There is any possibility....
  • 16 days ago

    Hiv risk from testing site

    Please help me. 4 years ago, i went to the district government hospital for my appendix operation. It is necessary there to test for hiv. So, when I went to hiv ward there the nurse is not wearing gloves and when she tried to collect the blood, she was unable to find the vein. So, she readjusted the needle without retrieving it. While doing so, she touched the needle above the nozzle and proceeded to collect my blood. The problem is nurse simultaneously checking and testing the other blood samples....
  • 16 days ago


    I`ve heard that HIV is a smart virus because it always is in a disguise. is this misinformation?