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480448 tn?1426952138 it just delays possible life-saving treatment, not to mention, may keep you from the likely relief of a negative result. HIV education is vital....and in this day and age, not ONE more person should be getting infected. It is completely avoidable. If you have been tested, and your result is NEG at 3 months, you do NOT have HIV, despite any "symptoms" you are sure you have. One can NEVER EVER gauge a risk by physical symptoms.
Avatar f tn then I will go on my way safe in the knowledge that anyone can cum on anyone's anus and not pass on the HIV aids virus .. I will spread the word they hey ?? !! Also another point to medhelp .. Give people's profiles a slot to put there medical background so as to not worry further any potential risk patients Thanks for the limited help. Shame that all the words posted could have been more informative and helpful to the original post !
Avatar m tn We don't advise people to test in no risk situations, it is a waste of time and money. We don't have any lessons to learn, we didn't place ourselves at risk for HIV. And, there is a big difference between one being "full of themself" verus confident. We're knowledgeable about HIV and know what we're talking about, which is why we're confident in our answers. If you don't like our answers, find another site.
Avatar m tn In addition, mucosal lymphoid cells in the oral epithelia and tonsils, as well as the salivary glands, appear to be a target of HIV infection and a possible reservoir of infectious HIV. In this regard, oral tissues can be infected in vivo and in vitro, and can support viral replication. Oral trauma, ulcers, drug use, smoking, co-infection with oral herpes, sexually transmitted bacterial diseases (e.g., oral gonorrhea) or periodontal disease might increase oral HIV transmission. Ok...
480448 tn?1426952138 I want to discuss the great oral sex debate. This is probably THE most common topic we see on the HIV forum. We get criticized a lot for stating that oral sex is "no risk". What people fail to understand is HOW we came to that conclusion. You have to look at the SCIENTIFIC facts, along with the statistics. I'm going to try to explain them to you...
Avatar m tn I WA SIN THE SAME SITUATION AS U, I ACCUSE MY BOYFRIEND AND I CHEATED AND NOW I AM SCARED TO BE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS U. IF U ARE NEGATIVE FOR HIV WHEN U GET TESTED, LEARN FROM THIS AND KISS UR GIRL FRIEND AND NEVER DO THIS AGAIN.. AS A VIRGIN, UR GIRL FRIEND SHUD BE THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE UR LOVE NOT SOME RANDOM CHICK WHO SLEEPS AROUND. UR GIRL WILL BE UPSET CUZ U DID NOT TRUST HER AND U TOOK THINGS INTO UR OWN HANDS AND NOW U R SCARED.
Avatar n tn I'm going to get tested in the next week anyways, but is there anyone who knows any facts that could make the chance of AIDS very low and that of a yeast infection very high? Thanks for reading and hope someone has an insight.
Avatar n tn My last STD screen (including HIV) was about 6 months ago and negative. Since then I've had protected anal intercourse about 4 times. Last saturday night I got really drunk and went home with another guy I had met that night. We fooled around for a bit, and then he put his **** in me without a condom on. I was drunk and stupid, and let it go for about 2 minutes or so (hard to remember exactly how long) before asking him to put a condom on which he did straight away.
Avatar n tn If the doctor treated you for bacteria pneumonia, then that's the kind you had. Pneumonia and HIV are contracted completely differently. Please direct only HIV related questions to this forum.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have a question regarding HIV infection. I am a male and had anal sex with another man. I was bottom during the sex. Here is some facts about our sex: 1) he used condom but I am not sure if he used it correctly or if there was any breakage during the sex. 2) he didn't ejaculate inside me. 3) he claims he is negative. 4) I developed a sore throat with fever just 3 days after our sex (although it could be from other things since we were in a beach and I could get it from there).
Avatar m tn Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including diseases transmitted by genital secretions, and to a lesser degree, genital ulcer diseases. Condom use may reduce the risk for genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated diseases, e.g.
Avatar f tn Sometimes my ears Plug up and the stuff coming out of m lungs and nose is dark yellow and green. Are these HIV symptoms? Should I get tested? I also noticed a Nicole sized rash on the top of my hand but it may be a bruise as its not itchy and not raised. I'm freaking out here!
Avatar m tn Suppose, If she sucks my penis without condom and then I ejaculate in her mouth. Then, is it more risky to HIV ? 3. Is there any HIV case recorded in history due to oral sex ? What are the facts about oral sex these days ? 4. In above case, testing which is after 3 months, is really required..?? 5. If one partner is positive and other is negative. So every single act with positive partenr make you also positive.
Avatar n tn And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Please educate yourself about the real risks. If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs.
Avatar m tn No incident HIV infections among MSM who practice exclusively oral sex. Int Conf AIDS 2004 Jul 11-16; 15:(abstract no. WePpC2072)??Balls JE, Evans JL, Dilley J, Osmond D, Shiboski S, Shiboski C, Klausner J, McFarland W, Greenspan D, Page-Shafer K?University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, United States Oral transmission of HIV, reality or fiction?
Avatar n tn Testing does not give a person HIV but it does give them the power to know what is going on and whether or not they have the infection. Most tests are negative and if you were so unfortunate as to have HIV, the test would allow you to seek treatment sooner. There is no reason to delay or avoid HIV testing. I hope my comments are helpful.
Avatar n tn I also masterbated and ejaculated; mostly to clean out my urethra. I got tested for various STDs and HIV and I get the results tomorrow. No matter what the result is of the HIV test I plan to be tested again in about two months and again three months after that. I can deal with any other STD, but I can't deal with HIV. What do ya'll think about all of this???? Any opinions, advice, probabilities....anything would be helpful and infinitely appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Please educate yourself about the real risks. If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs.
Avatar m tn Add http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/hiv-testing/hiv-test-types/ to that list.
Avatar n tn I'm constantly amazed that with the wealth of information available for HIV prevention, so many people remain ignorant of the facts. (Ignorant does NOT mean stupid) Besides getting information from your local HIV/AIDS centers, or the HIV Hotlines available in virtually every community, one of the best educations you can get is simply spending time reading the posts on our HIV Prevention Forum.
Avatar f tn You are torturing yourself over urban myths and the general public's ignorance about HIV. HIV IS VERY VERY VERY DIFFICULT TO GET!!!! IT IS NOT THE COMMON COLD. HIV requires a set of near perfect circumstances to allow for transmission. You would be better served worrying about lightning strikes. Get yourself some help, and this kind of anxiety and irrational thinking is very unhealthy for you and will only continue to spiral out of control if you don't address it NOW.
Avatar n tn not random people who share their knowledge which they got from searching the net .. so its good document to look and read to see facts .. proven facts .. and i assume everyone who is a bit on thsi forum knows that symptoms can say a lot or absolutely nothing .. can read one of my older posts to the doc ..
Avatar f tn I'm sorry, Doctor, but if I could just ask you one more thing; This is the article I had found discussing minocycline said that "Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a safe and inexpensive antibiotic in use since the 1970s for treating acne effectively targets infected immune cells in which HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, lies dormant and prevents them from reactivating and replicating" (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100319202528.
Avatar n tn Peripheral neuropathy can be an early sign of overt AIDS, but it is rarely if ever a symptom of early HIV infection. Third and most important, test results always overrule exposure history and symptoms. Your doctors are correct: your negative 4th generation test at 6 weeks is conclusive, proving a) you did not catch HIV and b) HIV is not a possible cause of any symptoms you have. Finally, even if you had HIV, you could not have infected your partner with the exposures described.
Avatar f tn And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Please educate yourself about the real risks. If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs.
Avatar m tn The point I am trying to make is that most of the population fear this virus because of the images we see of people with full blown AIDS and the stigma of the virus but in reality it's an extremely difficult virus to contract.Fear & OCD go hand in hand.Another very important fact now is that HIV,although a chronic disease is very manageable with ARV medication--it's not a death sentence anymore.
Avatar n tn I supposed that once the antibodies are produced, the HIV gets kinda passive, at least in attacking the body and causing symptoms. BTW: My (high) risk was unprotected anal sex with a woman of unknown HIV status. I did a test after 6.5 weeks which came back negative. Thank you for taking your time and answering my question.
Avatar f tn As anyone with OCD or a phobia knows, the best way to get rid of it is to face it head on and for the past year thats what i've been trying to do. I've even become a volunteer for my local Aids project and done HIV/AIDS walks to help those who are living with this condition and to show my support, learning everything i can about HIV to lessen the fear. You'd think i'd be doing well right? WRONG On to my situation: I'm in dire need of some help here.
Avatar n tn CRF A/E is prevalent in south-east Asia, but originated in central Africa. Subtype B is major contributor to HIV epidemic in USA and Europe. Subtype C is largely predominant in southern and eastern Africa, India and Nepal.