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  • 4 days 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 11 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....
  • 11 days ago

    04- NOV - 17 - 4th generation elisa testing for HIV

    I have done 4th generation elisa testing for HIV after 2 years of protected sex exposure and result is non reactive .Kindly confirm it is conclusive or any other test to be done because i am type 1 diabetic for past 12 years and some doctors are saying western blot or PCR rna test only conclusive result. 1. If a person is having any immunity problem, how much time antibodies takes to get develop? 2. Is 2 years enough for antibodies to develop or more? 3. Is elisa 4th generation test negative after....
  • 15 days ago

    Perhaps 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....
  • 15 days ago

    Injecting Wrong Blood Type

    My question is, will injecting only 5ml of an incompatible blood type cause any issues for my son, short term and long term(besides the risk of HIV/Hepatitis infection of course and other transfusion related diseases/illnesses)? I basically need to know, would injecting a small amount of a different blood type( 5ml of that blood), cause the same type of reactions or illnesses that one would experience if they had transfused a much larger amount of a different blood type. Please refer to the link....
  • 16 days ago

    bloody gloves

    I think this is kind a bit bizarre, i went to a std/sti testing hub for a rapid hiv test. there's a lot of patient before me. The interval between the patient is about a 1-2 mins or less. Here's may question do i have a possible risk exposure ? since i was prick (with new lancet) she used an alcohol pad using her right thumb and right index to the site of prick. However, I saw her gloves that it is surely recycle, because i saw some blood which is not mine. I am getting paranoid that this....
  • 16 days ago

    Magnetic couple and oral sex!

    I am HIV- and my partner is HIV +. He is on treatment (ART) with undetectable viral load. We are having safe sex(condoms are always used). But I have concerns about the oral sex, is it risky or not? And should I consider taking PreP?