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How To Know If You Caught Hiv Right After Sex

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Caught in the vicious cycle of testing, sex, and retesting

Mr Kull,I'm a married guy but I can't control my desire to have sex with guys. After a few sexual encounters (each time with condom), I would be struck with the fear of getting HIV. I would swear not to cheat on my wife and go for a HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Hey there-- thanks for the question. It's quite courageous that you're trying to deal with such a difficult issue, so stop being so hard on yourself.First, the good news. HIV is not known to be transmitted through mutual masturbation. The... Read more »

I am affraid, I caught it

Dear Dr. Frascino,I have been reading your responses to different questions addressed to you. I... Read more »

Terrified I caught something. Please help!

I really need help. I consider myself straight but I have always had a fantasy of a homosexual... Read more »

Black MSM Caught in HIV's Net by Complex Web of Factors

African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., but the causes of and solutions to this disparity defy easy definition, according to an oral presentation at the inaugural... Read more »
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Helping Marginalized Populations: The Top 5 Things You Should Know about the Medicaid Expansion

Image courtesy of California Medical Association. Unlike gender rights and GENDA , in terms of health care coverage, New York stands poised to lead the country by delivering a wider array of health care services through the Medicaid Expansion... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants,... Read more »

Caught in the Middle

Todd Livingston I have HIV and live on a fixed income. I'm currently living in a 15x15-foot studio apartment, in transitional housing for people with HIV. It's meant to be short-term, until a resident is ready to move someplace more permanent.... Read more »
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Just a bit worried that I might've caught HIV

Posted by andysimoeon, 1 Reply
So I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago. I'm from Australia, Sydney. Before having sex, I asked the person if he was drug and disease free, and he replied yes. He asked me if I was and I also replied Yes. I was a bottom and he was a top. We did use a... Read more »

Im 13 and scared that I may have caught HIV !

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I am a 13 year old girl, and I am very scared. I found out that I guy I am with has slept with a girl with AIDS. I have never had sex with him, but I have given him a blow job. I am really scared now that I may have goten HIV, and I dont know... Read more »

I think I might have caught HIV 2 months ago.

Posted by lilywhite, 2 Replies
So, I'm a 32 year old woman and I think I might have caught HIV, but I also think I'm not thinking very clearly and I'm so scared I wake up shaking. I'm going next week to get tested.

Here is what happened. In September I broke up with my boyfriend,... Read more »

Caught something. Scared HIV might be next.

Posted by ConcernedGuy, 3 Replies
Hi there, hopefully someone can give me some words of insight here.

Bi guy here who had an encounter about two weeks ago with another guy. We engaged in unprotected oral and anal sex (top here). After everything was over he handed me a towel to wipe... Read more »