Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention
June 17, 2008
- What exactly is AIDS?
- Which body fluids can transmit the HIV virus, and which ones don't?
- How is HIV transmitted?
- Can you get HIV through oral sex?
- What are the risks from fingering someone?
- Can you get HIV or another sexually transmitted disease from a person who is not infected? Does anal sex "make" the HIV virus?
- What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS?
- How long do I have to wait until I get tested for HIV?
- Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS
- When taking an antibody test, what does a negative, positive or indeterminate test result mean?
- How accurate are the home HIV tests?
- Should I get a PCR test or an antigen test?
- On viral load tests, what is considered a high viral load and what is considered a low one? What are these tests used for?
- How often should I do viral load testing?
- I can't cope with my fear of AIDS. What should I do?
- What is viral hepatitis, and how is it transmitted?
- What do the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases look like?
- Where can I get more information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?