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  • 11 days 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....
  • 1 day 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....
  • 4 days ago

    Possible Infection From Escort in Japan?

    I'm a male in my 20's and straight. I decided to take a trip to Japan and everything was great sightseeing and eating and eating more. Last night of the trip before flying back home, I ended up going to a love hotel with an escort. It was one of the escorts specializing in anal. I used one of those 0.001mm condoms they sold in Japan but broke during sex. I didn't notice until after I realized I ejaculated in her and pulled out (Probably lasted about 10 min broken). The agency offered....
  • 7 days ago


    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.
  • 8 days 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....
  • 1 month ago


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

    Do I have Hiv?

    Hello! This is my first post and I am freaking out! I had sex with a guy I met of tinder on May 28th 2019. He showed me his HIV results but they were taken in March. He wore a condom, but it broke in the end. About a 2 weeks after we had sex, I felt sick. Sore throat, mild fever and so on. I then went to the doctor and he said I had swollen lymph nodes. I took and alere HIV test combo and it came back negative . The doctor took my blood and then said I had EBV which is mono. He said this is why I....
  • 1 month ago

    Had unprotected sex

    I am a top and I had unsafe sex with a random but... we were at his place and he showed me his ID with his papers and prep prescriptions. What are my chances of getting infected?