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Should I Get Tested After Showering

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Do Tests Always Trump the Symptoms?

I am a male in my late 30's and had protected vaginal sex with a Jamaican prostitute 1 year ago. I had no idea of the risk -- I know it all too well now. My life since then has been complete hell. I would like your expert opinion on whether I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...way too many already. 2. Your risk is not "high," but rather very low, because you used a condom and it did not break.3. Your testing is extremely excessive. Exactly what part of HIV negative are you having difficulty understanding?4. Symptoms... Read more »

Condom broke while fuckin' in the shower

Yesterday I did a random hook up. I tried my best to protect myself. I did oral with a condom on,... Read more »

one night stand. should i worry?

Hi, I am male. I had sex (one night stand) both vaginal and anal. I used the hotel shower bag and... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...whole blood or the "factor" used by hemophiliacs. Many people were infected this way. The blood supply is now much more strictly tested and controlled. The odds of being infected from receiving blood or blood factor in the US are very low. You... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...with lung disease or who smoke. Tamiflu is taken by mouth as a capsule or as a powder for drinking. Relenza has been safely tested in older children and adults. Tamiflu has been studied in adults and infants over one year of age. Very little... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
Connect With Others

Shower guy extremely worried

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've tested negative at 3 months. Risk is very low, possible vaginal secretions in a flesh wound. Been having tons of symptoms sice week Read more »

Once again, Shower guy says bye

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...after a week but the joint pains stayed for 10 more weeks, it was very severe arthritis like. I also noticed floaters. After testing at 7, 11 weeks, I was finally saying goodbye after getting a 13 week neg. A day after the results, I got a fine... Read more »

Shower guy is back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, I'm back with OCD going full swing. After getting my negative at 87 days. To be exact, a day after, I got a rash all over my trunk, arms , hands and some in the thighs which was a fine pink rash which eventually joined together to form one... Read more »

waiting for my test results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...come up positive, but he's not around until June 15. my risk isn't the worst: i gave unprotected oral sex to a gay man. i tested negative at 2 months because i couldn't keep waiting; now i have to wait for this test. what have you done to ease... Read more »