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Partially healed cut

I recently had sex with a casual partner and used a condom. I did not know his HIV status. When I took the condom off, the condom accidentally made contact with a partially healed cut that had been bleeding a few days earlier. Am I at any risk if he ...

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Saga needs to be put to an end - Vote of thanks

Erik, I am go grateful that you have allayed my fears by your response as I was so guilty of visiting the damned club, particularly in light of my wife being pregnant. Presumably you also meant hepatitis B/C is also no risk. Thank you once again.

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sharing ice skates/skin peel and abrasions

I recently rented ice skates at a public ice skating rink. When I returned the skates after skating I realized that the plastic inside of the skate had rubbed against my leg and had caused a skin peel, with raw skin exposed that was painful to the to...

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SCARED

Hi, I got a handjob from a prostitute and then a bj with a condom on is there anyway I could have gotten an std. Thank You

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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...

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Massage ended with handjob

One month ago I have been to massage parlour. The Massuer gave me massage and Handjob. She used a Lube ( may be KY jelly) for the handjob. I am afraid if the Lube had some infections. I am not having fever but since then my apetite has gone low , I a...

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spit in mouth

If im talking to someone and they accidentally spit in my mouth or eyes while talking and they have blood in their spit from bleeding gums or cuts would this pose a risk for transmission? I am pregnant and was just tested negative and worried I would...

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I'm paranoid and your assurance would help!

Hello Erik! I'm a college-aged male and had my first sexual encounter this past weekend. I did not know my partner, as had just met her that night, and so have no way of knowing whether she has HIV. We had protected vaginal sex, though I did not ejac...

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Can you get hiv from fingering

Hi this guy fingered me like 2 months ago. I was so Worried i went 2 the Dr and had them do a blood test like a month be for it happened they said everything is okay but I'm still worried. I am so Paranoid right now.

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DNA test vs HIV test 1 and test 2 rapid test

Sir, When do we need dna test as hiv test? Is HIV (Test 1 and Test 2) rapid tests after 100 days window period same as DNA TEST done after 2-3 weeks window period ???? Moreover I've got tested the below tests after 100 days of above exposure. HIV (Te...