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  • 1 month 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....
  • 8 minutes ago

    HIV Transmission

    Hello, about 3 months ago, I grabbed a 50 dollar and 100 dollar note and wiped my anus with it because I though it was a cool thing to do. I was very stupid as I was only 13 and I just turned 14 two months ago. I am very worried if I have HIV and I do not know any symptoms. I have had diarrhoea but I think thats because I think I had gastro. Please help me as I am very worried and concerned. I had a unitary infection test and it came back negative and I haven't told my parents about this incident....
  • 8 hours ago

    Am I likely to have been infected?

    Around two months ago, I met someone and engaged in unprotected oral sex. We both gave and received. Then for about five seconds, I was the receptive in unprotected anal sex. I stopped immediately after. He did not ejaculate. Previous to this encounter, he had another sexual encounter about three years prior. I bought him an Oraquick kit and he tested negative. But I’m still worried. I plan to get tested at the 3 month mark. Around 13 weeks. I have had no symptoms whatsoever. And I have not had any....
  • 1 day ago

    Oral Thrush and HIV

    I had unprotected receptive anal sex with a guy last week. He told me he was clean but now I'm getting paranoid because my throat started to hurt yesterday and today I shined a light in my mouth and saw white stuff on my tonsils. I read a bunch of stuff on the internet and they all say that people with HIV normally develop thrush. Some articles say it happens when it's advanced and others say it can happen within a few days of exposure. I'm super paranoid and feel like anything that is....
  • 2 days ago

    ARS symptoms after 12 weeks possible?

    Hi all. Straight to the point. I'm male, Asian, 34 years old, not sexually active. The last time I had sex was on 12th July 2017 and since then, I have taken total 6 times of Antibodies Rapid Test, with the last one came out negative on 87 days mark. Aside of that, I also had myself checked in the lab for regular blood test (just the one to check your LDL, etc) and VDRL test about 2 months after my sexual encounter with the masseuse (vaginal intercourse, no condom and I came inside her). The....
  • 3 days ago

    HIV Scare

    I am looking for some guidance. I will start off saying I have been battling anxiety, depression and hypochondria for 10 years. 28 years old and was in a relationship for 6 year up until October 2016. From December - March 2016 I was seeing someone and we eventually had unprotected sex a handful of times. She was in a previour relationship for 2 years. She had been previously tested for std’s. Come to March/April 2017, a girl had performed oral sex on me and had given me chlamydia. I ran to the clinic....
  • 3 days ago

    Getting hiv in dried blood?

    Hi everyone ive been worried ever since the last 2 months about contracting hiv infection because I accidentally touched dried serum on my index finger. After 3 days i experienced flu like symptoms and im panicking since then (im an anxious person) and a week after i have my tooth extracted and acrylic denture bridge are being put to place, after a while i experienced sorethroat, cough and runny nose. I then tried to culture my sputum and it turns out to be strep viridans. After 2 weeks, my body....
  • 8 days ago

    PrEP and PEP

    I might have been exposed to HIV a day ago. I went to the doctor to get PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) but she didn't know what I was talking about and said that what I meant was probably Truvada, which I understand is PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis). I read that if you were possibly exposed to HIV, you would need to start taking PEP within 72 to prevent the infection. She had me do an HIV test and if it comes out negative she's going to give me the Truvada, but such a recent exposure would....
  • 8 days ago

    Overly Anxious?

    So I'm probably being overly anxious (and I already know myself as an anxious person and a bit of a hypochondriac so no need to diagnose me there. Yes I get therapy for these things.) So approximately 5 weeks ago, at the beginning of October, I performed oral sex on a guy without a condom (no anal/vaginal sex occurred). Someone I've known for a few years, and who has been with a few partners, but assured me afterwards he always uses condoms when having sex and is clean of STDs. Rational me....
  • 8 days ago


    I was in the store tonight and noticed during checkout that there was three different red stains on my fingers. I'm not sure if it was from the strawberries or if it was blood. It was dried. Now I'm nervous because I have open sores on my hands and I breast-feeding my son, should I be worried? Should I get tested for hiv?