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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 Dr Shannon, On Aug2013 I have protected vaginal sex with a woman(don't know her hiv status)also I have deep kiss her my Tounge on her mouth and her breast milk also going to my mouth alongwith this I fingering on her vigina with my finger and h...

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Haven't been kiss for 13 years! What should I do?

I am + My husband negative. I have found out that I was hiv positive for over 13 years. Right after I got married and trying to have medical check for visa to the us. I live my life isolated only my husband and health care provider no about my status...

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Is he infected?

I recently found out I'm HIV positive but I haven't told my family. My cd4s are fine and I haven't started meds though i intend to this year. Around Christmas my younger brother and I were ripping apart what was left of our thanksgiving turkey and a ...

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Initial Hiv symptomss

Hello Shannon Hope you are doing good. I have only one doubt. Can initial hiv symptoms as body pain and headache more than 2 months? Thanks in advance for your valuable answer.

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Should I take a test?

I'm pretty sure I will make one, but let me state my case briefly. For the past 2-3-4 years I've been having on and off relationships, randomly sleeping with strangers, having unprotected sex. My main concern was mainly not to get pregnant, but I gue...

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contracting STD's from bedsheet or towel at massage parlour

Good Day, at a massage parlour, can one contract HIV & other STD's from a towel or bedsheet assuming that the towel or bedsheet was messed with someone else's infected body fluids? i did shave pubic hair 18 hours before the visit to the parlour - doe...

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Oral sex deep cavity precum hiv?

Deer doctor southal Nine months ago I performed oral sex on a guy I don't know his stats there was precum that I spit out I do have a deep cavity but no bleeding I did take the oraquick home test but I did drop it 5 min into the tast it did yelid a n...

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Don't Know How This Happened!

I have read on many sites how oral sex is no risk (some same very very very minimal) and similarly that protected anal sex is very very very little risk (or no risk). Even on this site, it seems that a common theme about contracting HIV is that it is...

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you are wrong

Hi Shannon, I'm here to say that you are wrong about hiv test window period. I read yesterday that CDC changed the window period for 3 weeks if the test used is 4th generation and 90 days if it is the old tests like 3gen. So if you do the 4th gen tes...