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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Female, unprotected vaginal intercourse Nov 22.

@ Dec 19 pains in joints, tingling, on and off sore throat, headache and pain behind eyes to date.

tested at 12 weeks, Home Access
and 13.75 weeks, Orasure
BOTH negative.

Now Questions?
1) Have these... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
REceived my test results yesterday and they were NEGATIVE!! To recap, my exposure was one of possible concern....more so than others I suppose is how I should put it. Unprotected vaginal sex with three guys...all whom I knew and talked about their... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had a high risk encounter 5 months ago. Unprotected sex with a man unsure of his status and ejaculation. It only happened once. I am a female. I don't know why I would do something so stupid. I had hiv education in high school and know that it... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or... Read more »
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I am a female who, after stupidly having unprotected hetero sex 2 years ago, has had 5 negative HIV tests (out to 15 months) without further exposure. Two of the tests I did at home using the Home Access Test, and 3 were rapid tests done at an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tested to Death,Drs. Feinberg and Aberg are correct: "Chronic or recurrent vaginal yeast infections can be a common early indicator of HIV in women." This statement is an HIV awareness message meant to remind or inform women with... Read more »

Is it me or the fact that you don't like answering questions about testing times?

I believe I've asked the question about my testing about 3 times and it has gone unaswered. I think it may be me since I've asked other questions as well. I've had 3 negative Elisa tests the latest being 14 weeks. Exposure, broken...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Many questions similar to yours have been answered on this forum. An HIV antibody test is considered accurate by many sources when three months have elapsed since possible exposure. Please read through recently answered questions to see how... Read more »


Is it true that a condom cannot protect one from getting the HIV virus and AIDS? I was told by a teacher that HIV can be transmitted even with the use of a condom. Pls let me know A.S.A.P. thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your teacher told you what??? What did you say her name was? Miss Information??? Here's the information from the CDC's (Center for Disease Control's) "Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel: Male Latex Condoms and Sexually... Read more »

Basic facts about Hiv

Hello doctors,I would like to take issue with the overly cautious and often inaccurate info. you give regarding window periods etc.I am sure that you are all professional so I know you are aware of some of the points listed below. Your "cover...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andrew,You'd like to take issue with the "overly cautious and often inaccurate info (I) give regarding window periods etc." Hmm . . . Andrew, I'd like to take issue with your taking issue! Yes, I am "all... Read more »
Random House, Inc.

"Sex Acts and Facts: The Risks"

A Hierarchy of Risks Receptive Anal Intercourse (Getting Fucked) Listen to men talk about how they got infected with HIV if it happened recently, and it's often portrayed as a fluke: "The condom broke," "We had oral sex," "He put it in for a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Issues Fact Sheet on Oral Sex and HIV Transmission

The CDC has released a fact sheet informing people that there is some risk of transmitting HIV to others through oral sex, even though it is much lower than the risk of transmission from vaginal or anal intercourse, the Lakeland Ledger 's "Robin's... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Separating Myths From Facts

There's still a lot of misinformation about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Myth: The Top Partner During Vaginal and Anal Sex Is at Low Risk for HIV. Fact: In reality, the top partner (the inserting partner) is at high... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

A New CDC Fact Sheet on Oral Sex

"Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV, the Virus that Causes AIDS -- What You Should Know about Oral Sex ," a new fact sheet created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), outlines both the theoretical and documented risk... Read more »