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Avatar f tn Sounds like those old myths about masturbation are being recycled about fingering. (It used to be that people would say it causes hairy palms, physical weakness or mental illness. None of that is true; the stories were caused by guilt, lack of information, and someone trying to shame kids into not doing it.) If those old myths have now popped up about fingering, it's probably for the same reasons -- guilt, lack of information, someone trying to shame kids into not doing it.
Avatar f tn At what point should he start taking them, so they wait until his T-Cell count drops and he does get AIDS? He has a friend with the disease and she had HIV for 11 years and just recently started medication when she got sick and went to the hospital and her T-Cell count was significantly lower. Are there a lot of bad side affects to the medications? I also read that the average life expectancy is 24 years after infection, is this true.
Avatar m tn the eye has cleaning system when you blink so no chance no worry at all No cases no cases forget it now they were very old old myths about this in 2004 or something during surgery on aids patients No chance no chance no nothing to worry about you are fine sir No cuts will not pose a risk the cut myth is also an issue with everyone in theory your cut has to be so big that you would need stitches and you would be going out to the hospital .
Avatar f tn My name is Lucija, I'm coming from Croatia, a small country in Europe. I spent some time reading this forum what is main reason of this post. In my country there's small number of people infected with HIV (about 900). In my town, Split, there's 180 000 people, and 78 infected with HIV and in this cases it is mostly imported from other countries through sexual activity and taking drugs.
Avatar m tn //www.medhelp.org/aids-hiv/slideshows/14-Myths-About-HIV/366/6 the article says oral sex is low ris;but all of you expert in this forum says no risk. And I felt scary because I know oxygen and siliva are the factors, but my oral environment is always dry and lack of siliva. And by long time fellatio I think there is few oxygen in my mouth because it kept close during the fellatio. Does it make my risk higher? Really Thanks!
3190179 tn?1345519899 http://www.medhelp.org/aids-hiv/slideshows/14-Myths-About-HIV/366/7 So donĀ“t worry, you are fine.
Avatar f tn but i have heard that body fluid can enter the body through skin is it possible that can u have aids?
Avatar n tn im swettting and all stressd up by the time i started thinking abt it . please help me . i cant sleep becaouse i think of this risks . im not sure she is HIV positive . i used the condom .
Avatar f tn um I was with my bf for like a year anyways he left me about a month ago he just left didnt tell me he was leaving I think he may have hiv or aids and has infected me ive been feeling sick for a while off and on but I have not been tested in about a year anyways ive got this rly bad cough and sometimes I feel like its hard to breathe it been like tht for a couple weeks now I dont have insurance and ive been too much of a coward to go to the hospital because im by myself I cnt tell my family...
Avatar m tn i used my hands to help a man that was masterbating, i moved his organ back and forth several times then he ejaculated, some of his semen came on contact with my hand and fingers, then he did so with me, he used his hand on my organ then i ejaculated, do i have risk to have aids if he was hiv posetive??
Avatar m tn how many long it takes - ( years ) gets to manifest the AIDS( not the HIV)?
Avatar m tn http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn My dr told me that there was a guy from Kenya who was hiv positive for 5 years but tested negative.How can I be sure that I dont have the virus.Im very worried....that I might progress to the aids stage and die without anyone knowing what of because of the gestation period.I had sex with a hooker 7 months ago but i have been sick ever since.
1035252 tn?1427227833 http: //aids .gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/overview/what-is-hiv-aids/#where http: //aids .gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/overview/myths/index.html sorry I never know what links MH is going to *** out so I always add the spaces...
Avatar n tn Yes, it is taught - to an extent. However, there are people who choose to be ignorant. To them HIV/AIDS is a stigma. I'm far from knowing a lot about it other than having a few people I care about having HIV. For some people, no matter what you tell them or what has been proven regarding HIV, they just want to remain ignorant. I don't. I prefer to learn. You can catch colds and flu from touching a doorknob but not HIV.
Avatar m tn well hey anyways uhm ok i am a bit nervous well i have always been a nervous person and i have been worried about this quite a bit lately ok ill get started when i was younger i use to do alot of exsperimenting i am a guy btw i use to do exsperimenting with guys like we use to give each other a bit of oral and things like that i am not in any way gay though that was when i was about 14 i am alot older now and have got a gf and i swear im not gay or bisexual anyway he was about 3 years older then
12742885 tn?1427016324 I'm 21 years old and have made myself to belief i am an "AIDS child". Each day when i go to sleep i feel a pain which is totatlly wired. I have had the worst flu' f my life back in december and i was going to se my doctor. I have talked to my socalled fiance on the phone throught this chole process. I was wondering why i ate much, but did not gain weight. I was having dry coughs, and had this flu' like for 3 weeks.
Avatar n tn Its been two months now and for the past month I have not gone a single day without considering the possibilities of HIV. Most of the time I can continue with my day as usual but sometimes the anxiety builds and I have no motivation to do anything. About a month after my last exposure I experienced a slight headache and felt a little sick to my stomach. This occured at night and the next morning I woke up feeling fine.
Avatar m tn t put yourself at risk for HIV...as oral sex is not a risk for HIV...ONLY unprotected vaginal or anal sex (sexually speaking).
Avatar m tn MY SON HAD UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A PROSTITUTE. HE IS 17 AND HE WAS A VIRGIN...HE IS CIRCUMSISED, DOES NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS. I AM VERY SCARED AND DEPRESSED THAT HE MIGHT HAVE STI OR HIV. HE HAS BEEN TESTED FOR URINAL YSIS/FECES AFTER SIX DAYS AMD CAME BACK ALL NORMAL, BUT IS NOT CONCLUSIVE BECAUSE IT HAS NOT BEEN LONG ENOUGH. PLEASE IF YOU CAN GIVE ME PIECE OF MIND.
Avatar n tn what type of doctor care for people with hiv