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What Happens When You Are Exposed To Hiv

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hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg also. What are my chances of having hiv. Thank you. Read more »

Exposed to HIV 4 days ago & need advice

Posted by jnewt79, 1 Reply
I am trying to be pragmatic about this, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't incredibly distressed. 4 days ago, I met man online for sex. I asked him his status, and he told me he was negative. We kissed a lot (tongue in mouth) and then I gave... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
Ok on Feb20-26,i spent those days over my ex-boyfriend's house.Feb 26 is when i went home,our last un-protected sex encounter.To make a long story short,i believe i've been exposed! Because around March 7-11,i have experinced flu-like symtoms,high... Read more »

When exposed to HIV you are exposed HEP also?

Posted by Anonymous
I heard this is true because most people with HIV are coinfected with Hep. This means that the window period is at least 6 months, right? Anyway, if you have more questions go to and FEAR of HIV forum. Ask them the window period fo... Read more »

exposed and freaking out...

Posted by brworried, 1 Reply
I ran into an old friend (someone I briefly dated several years ago) and we agreed to get together for dinner. We had a good evening...just kissing...and the next day, i agreed to visit. He told me that he was positive and while I was not sure... Read more »
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Can a exposed finger prick cause HIV infection?

Good Evening,I got a HIV test by getting a blood sample taken by a finger prick from a lancet, the test turned out Negative. Approximately 11 hours after the test I had sex with a woman and applied some saliva from my mouth to my fingers, one of...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,If I understand you correctly, your finger had closed up well before the time you put your finger inside the vagina of the woman you had sex with. You know this because you pressed on it.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »

Does window period for HIV extend when simulatenously exposed to Hep

Dr. Douglas, I am confused when is 3 months valid or 6 months valid for the window period for HIV. I have read somewhere that co-infection with Hep might delay time to produce antibodies. Should not this mean that one who had unprotected sex with a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I think it is always safer to consider 6 months the safest. If you are really worried, then get the PCR tests for both. Get vaccinated for hep A and B and practice safe sex so you don't have to worry! ARS symptoms happen right away within weeks... Read more »

Exposed to Cough of an HIV Positive Person

Hi, Sir Richard,Before anything else, I just want to say thank you for all the work you do in this forum, it is much appreciated.Anyway, I am writing you because I am concerned about an incident that happened last September. I was interviewing HIV...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:To be clear, this is a theoretical exposure. The situation you describe would NOT be a risk for HIV. Most individuals can get an accurate result at 25 days but you will need to wait 90 days for a conclusive answer.In health,Richard... Read more »

Exposed to HIV via Oral Sex

Hi Dr. Frascino-I just got back from vacation in provincetown, MA, and I am now freaking out about an oral sex experiance that I had with a person that is HIV poz.Here's what happened. I met a person at a bar who told me that he's been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The "current findings" on the HIV risk associated with oral sex really haven't changed much. The HIV risk remains very low. The risk is always greater for the receptive partner compared to the insertive partner in any type of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: 716 Patients at VA May Have Been Exposed to HIV

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has informed local lawmakers and members of Congress that 716 patients at the Buffalo VA Medical Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C because of the inadvertent reuse of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/Yahoo! News Examines Increasing Use of Social Networking Sites to Reach People Exposed to HIV, Other STIs

The AP/ Yahoo! News on Saturday examined the rising number of public health agencies that are utilizing social networking Web sites to reach people who may have been exposed to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Health departments... Read more »

Forced Sterilizations Among HIV-Positive Women in Africa Exposed

Modern medicine has made it possible for many HIV-positive women to give birth to HIV-negative babies. However, health care workers in numerous African countries, including South Africa and Namibia, have been accused of performing sterilizations on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Identification, Treatment Needed for HIV-Positive, HIV-Exposed Infants, Children, Opinion Piece Says

Despite recent improvements in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission, "there is a group of vulnerable children who may be infected with HIV because neither they nor their mothers were tested," Jill Foster, director of pediatric and adolescent... Read more »