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Erik Glenn, M.A.

With over seven years in the HIV/AIDS field, Erik has dedicated his career to furthering the cause -- supporting his friends, family, and community members affected by the HIV epidemic. Today Erik works as program manager for the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus, where he advances their mission of reducing HIV infection rates among Black MSM. He facilitates and plans social interventions, events, and forums for the community. Previously, as a hotline resource counselor for the State of Illinois HIV/STD Hotline, Erik delivered public health information to people in crisis and empowered callers, regardless of status and education, to become advocates for their own health. As primary trainer and coach for all department staff, he worked with his team to deliver high-quality service to callers throughout Illinois and the country at large. His dedication to consistent and accurate information led the State of Illinois HIV/STD Hotline to be recognized as one of the leading HIV/STD hotlines in the country. During this time, he also spearheaded the development, growth, and accuracy of the Online Illinois HIV/STD Service Database and managed a team of four who surveyed more than 3,000 individual HIV-related services across 200 community organizations for accuracy and relevance to the caller population. As an HIV case manager with Chicago House & Social Service Agency, he liaised with local leaders, such as doctors and public health administrators, to centralize service delivery. He supported newly diagnosed clients in securing financial, medical and social resources, which aligned to their specific needs. Erik received his master's degree in social service administration and social work from University of Chicago in 2011, and his bachelor's degree from University of Michigan in 2005. He has received training through Chicago Department of Public Health and AIDS Foundation of Chicago, with additional preparation from U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In his personal life, Erik attends and participates in community events like Ride for AIDS Chicago, attends charity fundraisers, and remains a trusted resource for colleagues working in the field.

Latest by Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Can I infect myself with my own sex toy

So I have a swollen lymph node on my left groin, between my thigh, penis, and abdominal region. I had gone to the doctor where he ran STD tests (I have not had sex in 8 months), the results came back today stating I have chlamydia. I have been using ...

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Toothpick injury hiv

Hello doctor. Yesterday I went to a Ktv Club at geylang. One of the ktv girl has accidentally used a toothpick which she have used and poked me with it. I was bleeding a little after the toothpick has poked me and the poke has left me with a small bl...

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Vaginal Fluid on my penis!

Respected Doctors, I am in very severe stress. I live and work in Germany. I never had sex with a women but once I enjoyed with one of my friend (as I kissed her body and fingered her Vagina but not done any intercourse). I have not done sex with any...

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why 90 days ?

Hi, I have been reading about HIV and the window period everyday for the past 4 months. I think the information you provide to people is confusing me. I dont understand why you always keep going with the 90 days window period !!!. WHO clearly states ...

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Hiv in a freezer follow up question

Hello Mr. Glenn Thank you for your answer. But i have read that freezing does not kill hiv. Is the situatuion different in a freezer? Thnk you for your kind answer. My regards K. hiv in freezer Nov 29, 2014 Hi, If someone dropped some hiv positive bl...

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I am confused about the risk for HIV from reused nail clippers. Please help!

These days I feel nervous and super worried because About 5 months ago, I went to a nail salon. When I entered the salon, there was no one there except for the nail technician. The temperature was a bit high, around 32 or 33 degrees Celsius as it was...

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I'm I At Risk If I Accidentally Used Someone Else's Razor

I was shaving my pubic area when then I accidentally used someone else's razor while taking a shower. I didn't take long to notice that I used the razor but I'm worried I could have catched a std (herpes, ect) or HIV. Once I was done with the shower ...

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Contamination by touching eye after masturbating

Hi. I recently had contact with a person of an unknown HIV status. We kissed and touched and he proceeded to jerk himself off to orgasm on his own in a separate cubicle. Afterwards he ran a finger (on the hand he used to jerk off) on my cheeks as a s...

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a few seconds bareback

I had two unsafe cases of sex this month and i'm quite worried about being infected by HIV. The first experience was with a man with whom i didn't have penetration. we had some oral sex with him as top and he cum over my mouth without the semen going...

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Genitals Coming in Contact with HIV+ Semen

I recently had sex with an individual with whom I am not aware of his sexual status. We had PROTECTED sex but when he was about to ejaculate he pulled out and took the condom off and ejaculated on my genitals ( outside anus and vagina) I then ran to ...