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Hiv Testing How Soon After Sexual Contact

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HIV transmission (non-sexual contact)

My 5 year old son tried to put his hand in a "Sharps" disposal container at pharmacy. I do not believe he touched any of the needles inside which were the retractable type but he defintely touched the plstic on the entrance to the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is no risk from the situation you're talking about. None. It's very important to remember: <b>HIV is not really an easy virus to get<b>. If it were easy then everyone would have it (which they... Read more »

Risk from various sexual contact "how can i get HIV?"

hi erik,more than 2 months ago i had protected vaginal sex, received unprotected fellatio, dry kissed her clitoris and shared food from the same plate (exchange of saliva was there) with a sex worker. my penis is circumcised. on 7th day it all...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Your risk for HIV sounds very low:Protected vaginal sex = No riskUnprotected fellatio = <b>Very low risk</b>Dry kissing = No riskSharing the same plate = No riskRegular HIV/STD testing is recommended for all... Read more »

HIV risk from sexual contact with escort "Deeply depressed and paranoid, please help me out!!"

I highly appreciate your knowledge and dedication, you helped people get rid of paranoid dilemma enormous times. Last week, I encountered a very "turn-off" experience that still keeps making me feel guilty and repentant. I went to an...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sounds like you had <b>no risk for HIV</b>. For many reasons in fact (let me follow your numbering):1) No sex? No unprotected penetration? Sounds like <b>no risk</b> to me2) Protected oral sex? Also... Read more »

sexual contact???

i have read some of the answers in this website and basically you say that one of the ways that hiv is transmitted is through sexual contact with infected fluids, but can you please clarify what exactly you mean by "sexual contact", what...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
When we talk about risk for HIV infection associated with sexual contact, we are basically talking about insertive or receptive vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Oral sex comprises much less risk for infection, and the risk is primarily associated to the... Read more »
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Are tests valid after another sexual contact?...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What about people who have another sexual contact or other sexual contacts during the window or latency period?...

Are test results valid once you've had another sexual contact since getting tested?...

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Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i bet that topic got your attention. i'm trying to give another source for helping the WW's. Honestly i don't think one person that has posted lately has really reasearched anything about hiv aside from ARS. Can't you realize that the posts GMAN... Read more »

Hiv fear after unprotected contact

Posted by Nickkk, 2 Replies
First of all i must tell you that i do not come from USA, so sorry for my bad english.

I come from Europe and my name is Nick, also i am 26 years old.
I have an unprotected sex before ~2 months-(73days) with a woman that her hiv condition is unknown... Read more »

Results aren't valid once there's another contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Test results are no longer valid once there's another sexual encounter

It's not enough to state you're negative. You have to state what tests were done and whether you've had any sexual contacts since you got tested. Read more »