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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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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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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 ...

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What is the purpose of HSV 1

I was diagnosed with HSV 1 in October of this year. It has been so rough and confusing and emotional. I want to know what is the purpose of HSV. Besides causing blisters and reproducing to spread to others what is it gaining from being in a human hos...

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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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Am I at risk of getting HIV?

6 weeks ago i had protected sex with a sex worker whose status is unknown we never kissed no fingering, she wore me a condom and i only penetrated 3 times and then i told her that i wasn't feeling it. Now i'm anxious about the fact that i might have ...