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HIV from period blood

Hie l recently had unprotected sex with my girlfriend and during the intercourse that's when she had her period. After discovering this l washed the period blood of however a couple days later my testicles have started been little bit painful...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am not sure what your asking. If your partner is HIV negative she can not infect you with HIV no matter what. DW... Read more »

What is my risk of catching HIV/AIDS if I Had unprotected sex with a transsexual for a brief period?

I went to a transsexual bar earlier today. I am a straight male who was "curious" and wanted to experiment. The bartender who is also an escort started to flirt with me and then we started drinking. The transsexual brought to a back area...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAny time you have unprotected sex you put yourself at risk. Anal sex carries the highest risk of HIV transmission, more so for the receptive partner. You should be tested, the standards for testing are to be tested initially at 3 weeks then again... Read more »

Strangers blood on my boxers, is it an hiv risk?

experts please help. I was having sex with a stranger, i used protection the whole time, 2 minutes since we began to have sex she got her period... she got off me, i took off the condom, put my boxers on, then i took them off 15 seconds later when i...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,First off, if the blood is in the fabric of your boxers there would have to be a significant amount for it to drip off and on to your penis head (with enough to get <i>inside</i>. That's the primary problem... Read more »

low risk+low load=longer window period?

Dear Dr Robert,I hope you can help me. I believe I am one of your so called "worried well" 36 Days ago I had the good fortune to engage in sexual acts with two chaps. I had protected anal and unprotected oral, I did swallow (well they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The level of plasma HIV viral load may affect the ease of transmissibility, but it would not affect the duration of the window period. In other words, a low or undetectable viral load decreases the risk of viral transmission. However, if someone... Read more »
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risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested... Read more »

Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
Hi

I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
My anxiety its Killing Me.
When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System.
As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a doubleDouble-tussin dm-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of... Read more »