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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Having Sex During Period

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please HELP ME (HIV TRANSMISION )Masturbating on period and not washing it the next time u use t? HIV TRANSMISION? Possible?

Hi doctor I've been worried for months , so a few months ago I used and object to masturbate while on my period and then after my period I re used it and FORGOT TO WASH IT?! Can I get HIV this way?? Is it possible for it to be infected with...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi there,For 14, you are becoming very aware of your body and ask a good question and you are not an idiot. From what I am seeing in your question you are the only one using the sex toy. It is important to clean sex toys, just with soap and water... Read more »

possible HIV/HCV coinfection after sex during menustration?

Hello Dr. Bob. Please take the time to look at my question. On 12/5/07 I had protected sex with a... Read more »
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Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
Hi

I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »

15 seconds unprotected sex, possible sex worker. What are my chances??!?!

Posted by treeoflife1, 2 Replies
Had a 15 to 10 second exposure of unprotected vaginal sex with a women before coming to my senses and stopping.
Got my 7 week negative Oraquick. Is testing at 12 weeks even worth it? Read more »

Possible exposure to hiv and subsequent testing schedule

Posted by stuffjunk, 1 Reply
Hi,

So on December 5th I had receptive anal sex with a 20 year old guy I met online. We used condoms and lubricant, however very shortly after first achieving intromission he noticed that the condom had torn. We replaced it and continued. We both... Read more »

Possibility of HIV transmission

Posted by Anonymous
Hi folks I hope some of you can help me out. About sixteen weeks ago I had sex with a female prostitute. I recieved oral with a condom and intercourse was protected as well. A week and a half later I had an enlarged lymph node in my groin area. All... Read more »