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Odds Of Getting Hiv From One Encounter

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Needing advice from my odd encounter

Posted by Destroyed, 1 Reply
Hey guys

I am not an anxiety filled person. I have had a very odd constellation of symptoms that continue to this day and I would like some advice with what I should do medically.

I had an exposure to a transexual Man to woman who lied to me about... Read more »

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 »


Posted by anonymous890, 2 Replies
i had a high risk encounter with someone and i am so scared i have been driving myself crazy and can barely function. I was with a woman had protected sex, but was drunk and did not realize the condom had broke. I have no idea when it broke but i... Read more »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four weeks ago I had unprotected anal intercourse (I was receptive). His HIV status is unknown. Let's assume that he's positive though. I'm not going to go over all the stress I've been going through. The only so-called symptom that I've had has... Read more »
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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 »

feeling odd, not getting any better:(

hello , ive been feeling weak, fatigue, dizzy, headaches, leg pain joints etc.for almost four weeks and its not getting any better. ive been to the doctor almost three times and ive been told blood work looks good ive been on meds since 2010 and my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like you need a thorough clinical and mental health assessment. You dont mention which HIV meds (or other meds) you are taking and what other health problems you have (ie blood pressure, diabetes, smoking)--those are relevant to put your... Read more »


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 »

multiple encounters = more risk, right?

I'm a man who recently went on the prowl, if you will, in NYC. Stupid? Yeah, probably. All in all, I've had 10 sexual partners since then, and I've:- had unprotected oral sex with each one (both ways)- got semen in my mouth twice...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I agree, your odds are very low. Oral sex has been and remains a low-risk activity. Using a condom for each and every act of penetrative sex, is the best to protect yourself against HIV and many STD's. I recommend testing for HIV and... 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 »
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Odds and Ends

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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 »