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Avatar f tn Would this briefest of encounters be possible to pass on aids / HIV .. I don't even know if he had it but being anonymous I can't find that information out. Since then I haven't eaten. Haven't slept. And have my girlfriend wondering why I am being "off" with everyone not just her .. I can't think of anything else and cried myself to sleep last night. I can't wait 3 months to find out an go through this til then !
Avatar m tn doctor,another question, if i never have sex,blood transfusion and my family background with no hiv/aids history...if theres a weight loss..n some rash appear, am i at risk of hiv/aids?
Avatar m tn Do those odds apply as she was a high class Turkish escort? 3. Are my symptoms typical of ARS and early HIV infection? 4. Can HIV turn into AIDS within a matter of months as I seem to have re developed this throat irritation again or is it normal to have this throat irritation throughout an HIV infection even before it develops into full blown aids? 5. What are the chances I have infected my wife in the 3 unprotected encounters I've had with her? 6.
Avatar m tn Volume 16(17) 22 November 2002 pp 2350-2352 Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men Page-Shafer, Kimberlya,b; Shiboski, Caroline Hb; Osmond, Dennis Hc; Dilley, Jamesd; McFarland, Willie; Shiboski, Steve Cc; Klausner, Jeffrey De; Balls, Joycea; Greenspan, Deborahb; Greenspan Page-Shafer K, Veugelers PJ, Moss AR, Strathdee S, Kaldor JM, van Griensven GJ.
Avatar m tn Although the sex was with condom and the condom was not broken, I was worried because didn't know the girl's background and took STD and HIV tests (blood and urine) two months later( 60 days exactly after the sex). The answer was negative fortunately and I was totally healthy regarding STD and HIV. Now, around 7 months passed from that sex. I've had an aphthae on my tongue for a few days. I know there are different reasons for that.
Avatar n tn Volume 16(17) 22 November 2002 pp 2350-2352 Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men Page-Shafer, Kimberlya,b; Shiboski, Caroline Hb; Osmond, Dennis Hc; Dilley, Jamesd; McFarland, Willie; Shiboski, Steve Cc; Klausner, Jeffrey De; Balls, Joycea; Greenspan, Deborahb; Greenspan Page-Shafer K, Veugelers PJ, Moss AR, Strathdee S, Kaldor JM, van Griensven GJ.
480448 tn?1426952138 I am very honored to be a regular contributor on the HIV Prevention Forum here at MH. The forum is very busy, and we often get the same inquiries over and over. I figured that putting together a journal entry covering the most popular topics, and just laying out the facts may be helpful. I also invite Lizzie Lou and Teak to share their thoughts, and to cover anything I may have missed.
Avatar n tn If not, you are just one of the many many people who have this irrational fear of HIV...if you look at the HIV sites, you will see so many people who feel like you do who also had little to no risk at all. Best to you.
Avatar m tn I'm happy top add to the chorus of persons who have told you that the events you describe from six years ago not only DID NOT lead to HIV but were no risk for HIV or any otehr sort of STI. The sort of non-penerative, surface contact with vaginal secretions you describe would not put you at risk for infection, even if your partner was infected which is unlikely. This is the case even if in some way vaginal secretions got into your mouth or eye- still no risk whatsoever.
Avatar n tn 5 weeks and then start developing opportunistic infections at 28 weeks realted to HIV/AIDS? Ever see anything like this? Again, I hope since this is new information to my case I hope you will answer and not view this as being obsessive.
Avatar m tn Bob at thebody.com and on MedHelp's HIV community forum, that you are not at risk for HIV from the events described. 2) This question reveals the underlying problem here. For some reason you have a grossly inflated perspective on the downsides of sex. You're a much better judge than I can be about the origin of those feelings, whether religous or otherwise. But this isn't a topic for this forum. We deal with HIV transmission risks and related topics, but not psychology.
Avatar m tn GET YOURSELF EDUCATED ABOUT HIV/AIDS! Ignorance, (which does NOT mean stupidity) is NOT bliss.
Avatar m tn The differences are great between Sub-Saharan African populations compared to western Europe or North America in sexual behavior, stage of the HIV epidemic (the proportion of infected people with high viral loads), HIV treatment, background STD rates, circumcision, and other factors that explain the differences. The likelihood of getting HIV from a single encounter with an 'upscale' escort in Europe is probably less than that of being hit by lightning--literally.
Avatar m tn Do you live with HIV? NO... Do you have an educational background in HIV? NO Do you work in the HIV field? NO...End of discussion.
Avatar n tn Any suppressive immuno disease has a risk of OHL but it is not limited to people with HIV and or AIDS and not specific to HIV and/or AIDS.
Avatar n tn I hear that its EXTREMELY RARE from the Doc HHH that an American woman doesn't have HIV/AIDS.. Its mostly transmitted through gay sex and Bisexual guys who give it to women. I'm not trying to side with this, but it is something I'm hearing alot as I'm doing extensive research on this HIV thing and its really scary if you're gay and you wanna engage in gay sex cuz the odds are against you, whereas if you're heterosexual, the odds are STRONGLY in your favor, as the doctor suggests.
Avatar n tn and would point out that no single case like the deputy president's can be extrapolated to an entire population group. (Especially someone in an adminstration whose president has denied the role of HIV in AIDS or the utility of antiviral treatment!) But this discussion is over. Politics and broad social issues, beyond STD/HIV, are not accepteable in this forum. Further comments along those lines will be deleted.
Avatar n tn insistance on 12 weeks for definitive testing is simply a conservative approach, not because of different test methods. The chance you have HIV, with the negative test result at 4 weeks, is astronomically low.
Avatar m tn But from the posts I understand that oral sex is not a possibility for HIV transmission.But I've had a unprotected Vagial sex and I was not sure about her HIV status. Taking into consideration , the Symptoms - Ear pain , Knee pain(Which I feeel even when I'm typing this reply) , pain on my penis head , the burning sensation , pain in testicles and the diarrhea i had after sex, how would you so confidently rule out the possibility of HIV infection.
Avatar n tn None of the prostitutes particularly looked like IDUs, nor were they from HIV/AIDS endemic countries (two Italians, a Hungarian and a Netherlander). That being said, I'd like to get some feedback. You all seem to be rather knowledgeable about the topic, especially Teak and Mike, and obviously the Doctor. Do you think this ID specialist gave me sound advice? Should I get tested from a medical risk standpoint?
Avatar m tn A dear friend of mine died a few years ago from complications of HIV/AIDS. I helped care for him. That experience was painful and frightening. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn Now i have a sore throat for for some 1 week is it possible to contract hiv like this is it possible to get hiv, if u are rubbing genitals but with underwears on i dont know if he has hiv, maybe maybe not pls reply..
Avatar m tn Unless you have had unprocted homosexual sex, or are shooting IV drugs, your odds of contrating HIV are pretty much non existant. I went through ths back in the 80's when little was known about HIV and AIDS. It used to take 2-3 weks to get test results back. I worked myself into what seemed to be a nervous breakdown while waiting for the results.
Avatar n tn Hi, I think I have contracted HIV, I am showing all the symptoms. I know I should get tested and I already scheduled an appointemnt to test. The issue is that I have probably contracted HIV in a moment of druken weakness with some woman I met in bar. I am also in a 10 year old relationship with what must be the best woman on earth. I love her deeply. My dileemma is what should I do if I am +.
Avatar m tn so i can be sure and stop worrying about it communityeducator5: I have been working in this field since the mid 90's and am trained as an HIV prevention educator. We are the official HIV educational phone site for the state of Minnesota. You: O ok communityeducator5: If I thought you were at risk for HIV, it would be my job to encourage you to get a test.
Avatar f tn As for your facial and oral sores, I can't say much -- but these too are not usual HIV symptoms. As for other possible causes, we generally don't speculate about non-HIV/AIDS issues and symptoms. There are just too many possibilities, many of which are outside my and Dr. Hook's expertise. However, do let me know a few things about you, such as age, race/ethnicity, country of origin if not the US, and whether you have traveled in exotic or unusual places.
Avatar n tn your situation isn't all that unusual and you can expect a clinic or doctor to treat you with respect. In addition to an STD clinic, another option is to call a local HIV/AIDS support group, which you probably can find in the yellow pages or on line. You can have an anonymous conversation to learn docs or clinics sensitive to sexual health issues, e.g. ones who regularly provide care to men who have sex with men, and also to learn about counseling options in your area.
Avatar n tn so 1,500 people are at potential risk and perhaps 1 will get it cause there is a 1 in 2000 chance of obtaining HIV from a person with HIV during vaginal intercourse. Then it may get passed on to the wives or through homosexual contact. But I greatly exaggerated all my stats in order to come up with this Value. How are people getting this diseases if the odds are always in your favor? On average how much of the World population is having sex a day?
Avatar f tn I am very scared to have sec with my partner as I fear I may have contracted anything sinister the biggest gear being of hiv. What are my chances of getting infected I did no background check of this lady. The condom was on throughout. As I read the post I come across pinholes in condoms and that is scaring the **** of me. What are the chances of infection .