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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....
  • 17 hours ago

    Possible transmission via scratch

    I'm sorry, I may be overreacting, but I'm really nervous about this. I'll try to paint the picture. I was at this work related party and one of my coworkers is an older gay guy. Alcohol was involved and he dragged me to the dance floor. He had this plastic hat he kept putting on different people. When he put it onto my head, he must've pushed too hard and it scratched my forehead. Maybe it had a sharper edge, I'm not sure. I don't think it bled, it seemed superficial but I....
  • 20 hours ago

    Worried about being infected

    Two weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a man and 4 days ago I woke up with tonsillitis (white spots on tonsils, fever lasting two days and headache, earache etc), could this be an early sign of HIV? I don't know if the person is HIV positive or not but I am extremely worried. Please help.
  • 2 days ago

    HIV entering my body (i can feel it)

    I'm writing this just to share. (PLEASE READ THIS AND OFFER ME KIND WORDS) PLEASEEEE ! I'm 25 Male. about 2 weeks ago, I started to get sick. I got flu, fever, night sweat TWICE, muscles pain all over my body (still present) , nausea, constant headache (still present) and constant pain in my neck, also I found out this morning that I got rash on my back. Little reddish things on my back (it doesn't itchy or pain). I also lost about 5KG in just 2 weeks. I also still feel chills frequently....
  • 2 days ago

    HIV Infection from rusted ladder????????

    I know this is a somewhat odd situation but I'm very worried because about a month ago I went to an abandoned building with some friends and when I was climbing up the ladder I scrapped my knee a little on one of the rungs. It did break skin but only a little. It was pretty rusty (ive had my tetanus shot don't worry) but it didn't appear to be wet or have any other substances on it but I'm not really sure. I'm worried now that it could have had dried blood or something on it so....
  • 3 days ago

    Accuracy of Oraquick at 6 and 7 weeks

    I had a possible risky encounter 7 and a half weeks ago. I tested using oraquick oral swab at home three times. Once at six weeks, once at six and a half weeks, and once at seven weeks, all came back negative. I know the recommendation is to test at 3 months but I was wondering what the accuracy of this test would be at 6/7 weeks, would it be likely to change at 12 weeks? I plan on testing again at 8 weeks, how accurate would this test be. Also I was on antibiotics over a month ago for a little less....
  • 3 days ago

    I Don't know what to do

    I have protected sex with a women like 5 to 6 months ago,I was drunk and I touched Her vagina,I don't know if she got aids or not but I was pretty scared the other day,What happens is that just after all that time now I got few rashes and Psychosis I always thinking about that and I'm always checking for Symptoms.I have a little pain in my lower jaw but It just in the bone I never had any sort of diarrhea. It possible to get symptons after all that time , can you please help me with this....
  • 3 days ago

    Anxiety or something more?

    I had protected insertive sex with another male about 9 weeks ago. It was protected with lube that I believe was the appropriate kind (I did not see the bottle) and, to my knowledge, the condom did not break. A couple of days later, I had pain in my testicles and penis shaft. This got better but was followed by a brief sore throat. That got better but then I had a minor rash under my arms. It cleared on its own but was followed with some pain in my underarm and neck lymph node and I have one enlarged....
  • 3 days ago

    Possible exposure

    I have sex with a prostitue 4 days ago.i practice safe sex but i forgot to check condom.After i finished and pull it off in bath room i did it with my bare hand,i am so drank i forgot to wash my hand properly and i started to bath.I know HIV virus can't penetrate mucosal membrane but i have pile and i am afraid it may be a route for the virus to enter my body.So i have tenvir em stat dose after 16 hours of exposure and start 28 days PEP after 35 hours of exposure.What is the chance of getting....
  • 3 days ago

    HIV Risk from bottoming with partner of unknown status?

    I recently had anal intercourse with a man of unknown status. I was the bottom. When the condom was being put on by my partner, he started to first put it on the wrong way before it was turned around and then rolled onto his penis. Therefore, bodily fluids and/or pre-cum were on the outside of the condom – at which point we engaged in anal intercourse. Could those fluids that were on the outside of the condom be a risk to me? I don’t know my partner’s STD status, so I’m concerned mostly about HIV....