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Sore Testicles After Having Sex During Period Worried I Have HIV

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sex during her period after roughly scratching testicles

I had sex with a women and she had her period. I'm worried because I had been really scratching my testicles a little before. I feel like I cut them somewhat with my nails. What are the chances of HIV infection? How long do I have to wait to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV antibody testing is considered to be accurate three or more months after exposure.If your partner's blood did not have access to your mucous membranes or bloodstream, then you are not at risk for infection. Using a latex condom is the best... Read more »

scratching testicles worries

Dear Bob,I had sex with a call girl (not so good looking). Anyways, I has sex with her and remember... Read more »

please help!!!! hiv worried and window period

hi, im really worried about having hiv, last month of may, i have protected sex with a girl with... Read more »
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Australia: Younger Gay Men in Worrying HIV Trend

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HIV RISK FROM PRE EJACULATORY FLUID AND SORE THROAT - ORAL SEX.

Posted by EduardoRomero31, 1 Reply
Hi everyone. I am a little concerned and I don't know if I am exaggerating but two days ago I performed oral sex on a man who is HIV + with UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD. I checked the head of the penis and it was dry so I started to lick the shaft and... Read more »

Scared, swollen lymph node, sore throat. HIV ?

Posted by mikeisworried, 1 Reply
Hi please help, i am getting very worried.

I had sex last week on monday night (8th may) with a worker girl. i used a condom.
2 days later, i noticed my urine started smelling very foul. now on tuesday the week after (+8 days), the smell has subsided... Read more »

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 »

Sore Throat - worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After oral sex on a dancer, I have developed a very sort throat which has me very, very worried, I dont think I can handle this. How many of you that turned HIV+ had a sore throat? thanks

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