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Concern about HIV infection

Hi, my fiance recently had his hand coughed on by a homeless person. When the man coughed however, blood came out and touched my fiance's papercut. We are terrified this may have caused a potential HIV infection. A week late, my fiance found a bump o...

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secretions

I am a nurse in PICU. I was assigned to the isolated 4-month old boy that was diagnosed in HIV. I was cleaning his suction bottles filled with ETT secretions with blood and oral secretions in preparation for the suction bottle to send in CCSD. First,...

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Can I be possitive if my partner is negative?

Hi I am a 43 year old female. My partner of 6 and a half years tested negative. Can I be possitive after 6,5 years and haven't passed it to him? I Have been carefull before this relationship but not THAT carefull.Thanx

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Tip of the penis

Hi, just last night I visited a friend of mine and we ended up fooling around. He claims to be disease free but I can't trust just his word. I told him I didn't want sex and we were fine with that except he jokingly inserted the tip of his penis into...

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Slash in eye

I was washing my hands in the bathroom at work. A lady came out of the stall and rinsed her hands in the sink beside me with no soap, then she shook her hands and the water splashed up in my face. If she had period blood on her hands or a cut and if ...

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Testing and anxious

First, I'd like to thank you all for all of the useful information on this site. So, here's my story: I'm a very healthy man in my late twenties. In late-September I had protected anal intercourse, during which I was the "receiver;" he also fingered ...

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rapid test accuracy

Hi I really need your help! I had unprotected sex about 6.5 months ago. A month after my exposure I had to be hospitalized because I had a high fever, tachycardia, sore throat, and stiff neck. I panicked because I thought I was experiencing ars. Till...

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Had unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex with a few massage parlour woman

Dear MD's Two years ago I was weak and stupid during a rough patch in my marriage and life and went to some massage parlours and had received unprotected oral sex and had protected vaginal sex. I have cried, and feel almost like eternal guilt for wha...

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please tell me

Hello Shannon as you suggest I have done again Home Hiv Rapid blood test is negative. But I don't know why I feel mild fever my indisde body everytime its 37.3 max and in evening time it will be less. Afternoon its still start again regarding this I ...

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STDs risk

About 4 months ago. I had a protected vaginal sex for 5 minutes and unprotected oral sex for few minutes.Since that time, I did not experience any signs or symptoms. Should I test for STDs including HIV or no ?