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Are these signs of HIV or just Anxiety problem?

last nov 20, i had oral sex with 2 guys i met online. (they didnt cum in my mouth) although its just an oral sex, my concern is that 2 hours after, i ate cake without brushing my teeth first. and i have a tooth decay at my molar. i had a suspicion th...

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Vaginal Fluids

Recently my on and off again fling told me she was getting tested but "there is like no way I have it". Every time we've had sex I've worn protection but I am more concerned with fingering her and then touching my book bag getting fluids on it, washi...

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Possibility of HIV

Hi, I am 21 year old, Male. I had fever and sore throat around 2.5 months ago. Then couple of times (with 2 weeks gap) I had oral thrush. Sometimes I feel feverish and headache, lymph nodes in my armpit and neck seem to have swollen. My mouth continu...

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4 test done. :(

Hello. I had unprotected sex in March 2014\. I took an HIV blood screening test in September 2014 (6 months after) and it showed a very faint line. My HIV test administrator used a light to try to show me the faint line but I did not see one. She gav...

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HIV Testing

I had a real time PCR HIV RNA test at 7 weeks post exposure, briefly was unprotected vaginal intercourse prior to condom use. The test came back at less than 20 copies per ml. Then I had a fourth generation antibody antigen test that came back negati...

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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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Hi, really need to know, hiv in refrigerator freezer?

Hello doctor, This question has been haunting me for a while, i did not find an answer on this forum. If some infected blood got in contact inside of my freezer will it stay alive? I had a friend use it several times for taking out ice and his status...

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how do I know it's shingles vs herpes

I have breakouts when I am stressed out or have been eating/drinking too much acidic foods. My breakout is always on my rear. I know when it is coming on the tingling/itching sensation. I have no other symptons. I have been prescribed 40 GM Zovirax C...

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please suggest

Me n my boyfriend were messing around..he rubbed his penis on my vagina n as far as I remmber, der was precum on his penis..he rubbed for like around 2 mins n in between jus once he poked my hole wid his finger..later he stoppd bcz I said it was pain...

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Barebacking and STDS

Me and my boyfriend are a homosexual couple. My boyfriend has had unprotected sex once. At the time he was the 'top'. In addition, he had unprotected sex with somebody who has had multiple sex partners with whom he has had unprotected sex with. Howev...