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Can You Get HIV From One Encounter

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wife had one encounter...when to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Skipping the circumstances.......wife performed unprotected oral on a guy. He pulled out but she's certain he came some first. She spit it out but probably swallowed some. He says he's negative, but we're going to get tested. First I've done a lot... Read more »

Recent encounter with a HIV+ man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there

Just recently I had a sexual encounter with an HIV + man, I am a HIV- man. We engaged in kissing (I know, no risk), oral sex (he wore a condom I did not and neither of us came in each others mouths) and mutual masturbation. He also used... Read more »

Can I get HIV from fingering? Casual encounter and terrified about it

Posted by WorriedGgirl, 2 Replies
My boyfriend broke up with me and I was really sad and feeling really unattractive. So a friend told me to hock up with someone and I contact a guy from craigslist. I went to his house and we had sex, and I felt my vagina opening tearing a bit (I... Read more »

I had a high risk encounter

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am worried that I am infected with hiv. I had one very high risk encounter about 5 months ago. I became ill one-two months ago and never recovered. I am just getting more sick. It is the "flu" with extreme fatigue, mouth sores etc. I tested for... 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 »
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I am a 52 year old straight male who had a one time unprotected intercourse with a 68 year old grandmother/teacher. I have no reason other than my own paranoia to suspect she has anything but everyone says it was extremely low risk from a one time...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Unprotected vaginal sex is considered high risk for HIV and other STDs. But risk is just that, a possibility.Also, it doesn't matter <i>who</i> is having sex. What matters is how the sex is happening and... Read more »

Balanitis 8 Months after an Unsafe Sex Encounter with an HIV+?

Last November I accidentally had unsafe sex with a HIV+ man, and he ejaculated inside me once. I had my RT PCR blood test this January; it did not detect any virus. And in February I did antibody test; the result was negative. After one month,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,How does one "accidentally have unsafe sex?" Did you trip and inadvertently get impaled on a throbbing tallywhacker from a virally enhanced bystander?As for your unsafe sexcapade, the CDC recommendations are to get HIV-antibody tested... Read more »

HIV RISK recent sexual encounter

Hello Doc, I had a recent sexual encounter with a female escort who I will probably never see her again. She gave me bare oral twice (totaling about 5 minutes together). She used some kind of Durex lubricant that tasted sweet (i know this because...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I think all this still qualifies as protected sex as the condom was covering most of your penis when it needed to. Oral sex does not transmit HIV. Let's not talk about hang nails. They have never ever been a reason someone became infected with... Read more »

what are possible problems a worker with HIV/AIDS would encounter

what are possible problems workers with HIV/AIDS would encounter...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
The problems primarily involve trying to keep your HIV status private without the employer or co-workers learning of it. This problem occurs primarily in the hiring process, medical absences, and using the employer's health insurance plan. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Use Before Sex and HIV Risk: Situational Characteristics of Protected and Unprotected Encounters Among High-Risk African Women

The authors compared the situational characteristics of protected and unprotected sexual encounters that involved alcohol use two hours prior with ones that did not. The data were collected from December 2002 to December 2005 as part of enrollment... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexual Encounters With Undetectable HIV-Positive Men

Many HIV experts have recently become embroiled in a new controversy: Does an undetectable viral load translate to significant reduction in HIV transmission during sex? If so, are condoms necessary? What message should be imparted by physicians to... Read more »
Women Alive

An Encounter with HIV in Ecuador

I was a third year Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, looking for projectsspecifically about women and HIV. I was eager to see if I could put myAIDS education to good use in a lesser-developed country. There is verylimited awareness of HIV/AIDS in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

One on One With Cal Cohen, M.D.

Photo courtesy of Cal Cohen, M.D. Jeff Berry: What do you see as some of the most challenging issues you encounter as a clinician in treating patients with HIV? Cal Cohen: There are a number of infectious diseases that you take a pill for a... Read more »