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Assess Your Risk For HIV

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Assess Your Risk for HIV and Other STDs

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
Answer this anonymous questionnaire to discover your level of HIV risk. Read more »

Risk Factor and Assessment

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for anyone who is knowledgeable in HIV infection risk factors.

About 15 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a female stripper for about 40 seconds to a minute. I stopped her after that. I did not ejaculate. In the following six... Read more »

Risk Assessment for an encounter.

Posted by achem, 1 Reply
If anyone could please help me to assess my risk of contracting HIV from a recent sexual encounter it will be much appreciated. I am going to get tested regardless, but am hoping for some peace of mind in the meantime.

I am a guy and five days ago I... Read more »

Risk assessment, or, how screwed am I?

Posted by ratherconcerned, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm a male who has sex with men, and I have an HIV-related concern. My last negative HIV test was on 4/7/08, which was 45 days after an unprotected encounter with another guy who I know fairly well and who claims to be HIV-. (I was both the... Read more »

risk assessement please, i am scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
2 weeks post possible exposure: (no other exposures in the past)
1-diarrhea (resolved in one day with over the counter meds)2- severe abdmoinal pain 3- neck tighness +sore throat 4- loss of appetite.5-chills twice, mild night sweats twice6-loss of... Read more »
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Risk assessment for HIV transmission

Hello,I recently had 2 incidents that have me worried and wondering if I should get tested:1. Unprotected oral sex at a massage parlor. Did not notice any blood or cuts on any other visibile problems on the lips of the masseuse. This was 5 months...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,I do not think either of these were high risk situations. I would not be concerned about any vaginal fluid (and HIV) finding its way into your body in the manner in which you described. HIV is not transmitted this way.In health,Richard... Read more »

Just made donation- please help assess HIV risk

On June 30 of last year I had protected sex with a CSW. She put the condom on me with her mouth and it stayed on the whole time during intercourse. I have two possible risk factors and subsequent possible symptoms.1. I had a sliver in my index...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV is not your problem. So I'll be brief.1. Even with the recently removed sliver your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. (This assumes the latex condom was used properly and didn't fail.)2. Water from the washcloth dripping onto... Read more »

Hiv risk assessment with condom use (body fluids)

Hi. Unfortunately about few weeks ago i was involved in a one night stand with a friend of a friendwho i ddnt know well. and condom was properly used during vaginal sex. I am worried that some of his pre-seminal fluid (body fluid) may have come in...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Ms Anxious,First, I agree with you 100%: You should have asked him about his HIV status, when the last time he was tested, and what his condom usage was like BEFORE the clothes came of. Keep that in mind for the next time.I do not think you were... Read more »


i am not sexually active from past few(5)months and my hiv report and other stds are all negative... but almost everyday i have bleeding hangnails and my job involves in meeting many people everyday with whom i have to shake i need worry...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk from these situations at all.If you find that it's difficult for you to accept this, even after hearing the explanation, it may be helpful to seek out a professional who can help you manage some of this anxiety/stress.Hope this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Self-Assessment May Lower HIV Patients' Risk-Taking

A key component of HIV/AIDS care is encouraging patients to curb high-risk behaviors like unprotected sex and drug use. Often, this means time-intensive and costly counseling. But a new study suggests that self-assessments could provide the push... Read more »
American Heart Association

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Treatment Vital for HIV Patients on Therapy

Dallas -- Antiretroviral medications have dramatically reduced the overall death rate among patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but those same patients may now face an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid Assessment of Drug-Related HIV Risk Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Three South African Cities

The researchers designed the current study to assess the association between drug use and risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in locations known to have high prevalence rates of drug use and sexual risk behavior in three... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD/HIV Prevention Practices Among Primary Care Clinicians: Risk Assessment, Prevention Counseling, and Testing

The authors' objective in the current study was to describe current practices of primary care (PC) clinicians for STD/HIV control services, including risk assessment, prevention counseling, and testing. Qualitative interviews were conducted to... Read more »