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  • 2 months ago

    Get The Facts on HIV Transmission

    Hi everyone! We get a lot of posts from those with questions about how HIV is transmitted who are worried if they've contracted the virus. When you think you might have been exposed to HIV, it can be a really scary thing to experience, but 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 hard to differentiate....
  • 8 days 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....
  • 9 days ago

    HIV risk from possibly contaminated sandwich?

    I recently got a job in a clinical laboratory as a receptionist.We'll, I do receive lab requests from patients or at times specimen. One evening, one of my colleagues bought some sandwiches for our dinner. The thing was, he placed my sandwich and fries on one side of our reception which I thought was the same area where we placed some of the specimens that we do receive. At that time, the table surface seemed dry and I did not see any wetness. I am worried though because few times, we received....
  • 11 days ago

    Question about Oraquick Test/Symptoms

    I've read many previous posts on this topic so am pretty sure I know the answer, but want to make sure, as, like many who post here, I am having trouble accepting my results. I performed unprotected oral sex on a man that I do not know. He ejaculated in my mouth and I swallowed after 10 seconds or so. Although I know this is low risk, I am a bit concerned because I have rather large tonsils (not inflamed, they are just always pretty big) and do have bleeding gums occasionally. I had brushed my....
  • 11 days ago

    Scared!

    From October to January I had unprotected oral with a guy. I took a hiv test last month (oraquick) and it came back negative. But I'm still really nervous. Should I take another one next month because it will be the third month mark from our last sexual encounter?
  • 16 days ago

    Possibility of Contracting HIV

    So I recently used a porta potty and touched the door handle upon leaving. Without thinking I later popped a pimple without washing my hands. Is it possible for me to have contracted HIV?
  • 17 days ago

    Possibility of std contraction???

    Hi, I'd just like peace of mind really. I was at a party and I sniffed some cocaine from a key, then afterwards my friend noticed her finger was bleeding and blood had gone on the key. After this we looked at the key to see if there was blood on the end I sniffed from but there wasn't and my nose wasn't bleeding or cut as far as I know but I'd just like to know that if there is any possibility of catching any blood borne disease such as HIV?
  • 19 days ago

    Curious

    Hi, I hope u guys can assist me with this question. I got incarcerated in 2013 but since I t was a nonviolent crime I was confined to a work center. I got a rash a very small one on my chest.for good behavior we're rewarded weekend passes home for 72hrs. So I've had sex with 3 different women in 3 years, (safe sex) though. Its 2017 now and I haven't had any other rashes or symptoms besides one fever blister in 2015, am I paranoid or am I potentially HIV positive? Any advice from personal....
  • 20 days ago

    Looking for some reassurance

    I had an elisa blood test done with the results to be returned on Monday. Back in September I had a low risk/no risk situation that freaked me out because I got really ill with flu like symptoms a couple of weeks later and lymph node swelling under my arm. I was tested using 2 rapid tests 9 weeks later and was given a negative result. My My mind is now going crazy because I believe that rapid tests are not accurate before 3 months and they could have missed infection. Are rapid tests accurate at....
  • 24 days ago

    Can I get hiv if another guy kiss and bite me while I'm on prep?

    Hi doctor, I am gay, and I'm on prep. I met with another gay man a few days ago. We didn't have any oral or anal sex, but we cuddled naked for a very long time. He kissed/bit my entire upper body, and left quite a few bruises/red marks. I did feel hurt when he bit me. After I came back home and took a shower, I could not tell if the skin around the marks were broken or not. The other guy told me that he is negative and is on Prep too. But I'm a little bit anxious.