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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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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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Do I have HIV?

Hello, so I was talking to this guy for About 2 weeks before we met, went to the movies, kissed (French kissed) then we went to his house because I was too tired to drive back home. I ended up giving him oral sex. I asked him about 15 after the fAct ...

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HSV1 and weird symptoms? Is HIV possible?

I've been testing positive for anemia since October 2013 and positive HSV1 since January 2014. I sometimes get light headed, an hsv outbreak, nauseous, and diarrhea/constipation. My limbs feel prickly sometimes particularly when I'm losing down. I h...

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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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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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WORRIED ABOUT MY TALLYWACKER

On Sunday I decided to fulfill a fantasy. I am a 32yr old male. I went and had sex with a transexual prostitute. We had anal sex and I used a condom. She did go down on me without a condom, but not long. She told me she scared of diseases and that sh...

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Window Period

Greetings again. In Turkey some doctors said "3-6 months HIV TESTS are not enough. You should retest in 2 years" And they said co-infected Hepatitis C or liver disease (because of excessive amount of alcohol) can delay HIV seroconversition. I feel re...

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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...

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Saga needs to be put to an end

Dear Erik, On the 12th Nov, I got this reply, though my followup question simply is whether my situation below would also pose to be a risk for HepB/HepC/ and another other STD such as Syphilis? Please advise so that I can put my fears finally to an ...