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News release about HIV from manicure

Today a story was released about a young women that contracted HIV from a manicure. I've seen this question asked before and the answer was always that it was unlikely. What is the answer now that the report has been released and does it change the r...

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please answer so scared

Hi at my sons birthday party my brother and law cut his finger pretty bad. He put a bandage on and we continued the party. However during this time I saw him give a chip to my Son with the finger that had the bandage on it. You could see some blood o...

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Blood-like thing in chocolate bar

Hi i recently ate a chocolate bar and later discovered that there was some kind of red-like thing inside the packet.Afterward, my tongue and mouth started hurting me. Just really scared that the chocolate bar maybe have been contaminated with blood f...

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How HIV causes Anal fissures?

Hello Dr, I am a straight 24y old person and for some months now i have an anal fissure(that is what my doctor said). 4 months ago i had unprotected sex and i fear that maybe this(among other things) is related to HIV. 3 weeks after the dangerous act...

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helpppppppp

hello sir i am from india my last exposer 1year before anal sex and one hiv rapid brand postive 8 time and all rapid negative 22 time pcr dna3,6, pcr rna 4,western blot 6, elisa3,8,eia7,combo 4,6,10,and tridot 11 month all are negative but fear and s...

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I hope I don't sound dumb

About a week and a half ago I made out with a guy at a bar whose status i do not know. The "deep kissing" wasn't really that deep but still it happened. There was some biting of the lip but to my acknowledgment there wasn't any blood. My only concern...

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hiv in freezer

Hi, If someone dropped some hiv positive blood on my food in the freezer, does the virus stay alive? I may had similar situation and did not take the food out later.My boyfriend has rough hands and always rubs his eyes. What if he touched that surfac...

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Could be caused by hiv?

Hi I just had a physical and got my blood work back. I have a high ALT test at 62. My hiv was negative, but had sex with in three months prior. I used a condom both time for vaginal sex but did not use it for oral the first time. Can you tell me if ...

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Mr. Glenn. clear my mind please

6 weeks ago i had mutual unprotected sex with a guy. and protective penetrative anal sex , i was the top. the condom as far as i know never was broken, then 6 week later i tested myself with a (rapid diagnostic kit for antibody to human immunodefienc...

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Question: I had an exposure on the 7th of July 2014. I kissed a CSW on her neck giving her a love bite. I am not sure if there was any blood involved. Then proceeded with a hand job. I had a small cut in my mouth Since 21st I had sore throat and sinu...