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...more risky. If you or your partner is HIV
+, you should decide what steps to take to makeall types of sex as safe as possible. If you would like to discuss theseissues, see a sex educator or health care provider at your local AIDS
serviceorganization or treatment center.
Ask the Experts
I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
...sex as safe as possible. If you would like to discuss these issues, see a sex educator or health care provider at your local AIDS
service organization or treatment center.This article was provided by The Well Project.Sick of Oral Sex Questions... Read more »
I had sex with who I suspect was a Brazilian prostitute roughly a month ago. The sex was protected, although the condom was of questionable quality as it was un-lubricated and only covered my penis by approximately 3 quarters. To my knowledge it...
...Hello,1.I would recommend you wait for the three-month mark. HIV
-antibody tests (ELISA, EIA, rapid tests, etc.) taken prior to three months from the date of exposure are not considered conclusive Read more »
I went to a strip club on last Monday. I took a lap dance and kissed the dancer. While kissing our tonguesare touched for 1 to 2 mins and we kissed on both of our lips. I don't have any bleeding gums or cankersore or open cuts or cracked lips during...
Hi,Thanks for your thanks! WOO-HOO!Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
Hello Dr.You're truly an angel for helping all of us, like myself, who are so lost and confused in dealing with this disease that many know so little about.Here's my situation:The only risk factor I have is that I got a blood test a few weeks ago...
...science-based, age-appropriate sex education in primary school, you (and many others) wouldn't be in this predicament!Your problem is not HIV
, but rather "fear" of HIV
. You do not have peripheral neuropathy. Your HIV
risk is nonexistent.... Read more »
...Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV
, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One... Read more »
... How Do You Get Infected With HIV
? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected Read more »
...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS
among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV
from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV
? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Read more »
Connect With Others
...recently a Taqscreen Multiplex test. All negative!! But, I've been getting symptoms over the last couple of years that seem so HIV
specific and it's scarring me. I've got a strange gum problem that started a couple of years ago. My gums just... Read more »
...Would like to know if anyone can tell me if its possible to have only 1 symptom of hiv
such as sore gum
s with white spots for more than 3yrs with no other symptoms. or after that long would i be showing more than just this Read more »
...YRS.NO OTHER POSSIBLE EXPOSURE. I HAVE HAD 2 TEST BOTH NEG BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE THE TEST ARE WRONG ONLY BECAUSE I HAVE HAD SORE GUM
S FOR 4 YRS. PLEASE SOMEONE LET ME KNOW IF I SHOULD RETEST DOES ANYONE THINK I COULD BE POSITIVE. THANKS Read more »
...Pliz give me all the cases of ppl who acquired the HIV
thru kissing, no matter if they had sores or bleeding gums, but ALL of the reported cases of HIV
transmitted thru kissing. Read more »