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Have first time recetive anal sex

Thanks For answering my question from heart . As this was my first time receptive anal sex....so there is tears due to friction . he has ulcer in mouth .is i am safe from infection . hi I had a sex with a transgendr having mouth sores. We had protect...

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Please enlighten me

Hello, Shannon. I once read that during vaginal sex activity, HIV can infect the male through the glans, the inner penis foreskin and the urethra. But, I also read that the infection is only possible to happen as long as the penis stays inside the va...

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6 months later

I believe I contracted HIV 6 months ago and now the pain is unbearable. As you know women symptoms differ from men. Women are more likely to experience fatigue, abdominal pain, rash and headaches as their main early symptoms. This hold to be true in ...

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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...

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Regarding HIV2 and exposure in Africa

OK so I was in Africa during the summer where I engaged in unprotected fellatio and protected vaginal with a prostitute who I later found out she was +. 7 weeks later I had the flu like symptoms. So I tested with the Home Access HIV â1â test which wa...

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I need an answer, please

I take a 4th generation hiv test at the 28 days after my risk. In the fifht week I feel like I have some syntoms of a acute hiv infection, I have headache and lile fever. It's possible have syntoms and have a negative result?. At this point how accur...

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Please answer I am hurting from paranoia (2nd time asking the question with no answer)

Hi, I had an encounter with a sex worker (SW) a week ago where the lady gave me a blowjob. After that, I fingered her and my fingers were wet from her vagina. She licked them and then after that we kissed (not french kissing as I recall). She continu...

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sex with person having ulcers in mouth

hi I had a sex with a transgendr having mouth sores. We had protected sex but he use his saliva on my anus for lubrication . this exposure is on 27 NOV 2014 . on 19 dec i feel sores on my throat and hav night sweat every day. I like to know that is i...

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Worried about window period

Hi Shannon Thanks for your amazing works.i am very worried about window period. Since i had unprotected vaginal sex only 10 to 15 seconds with a girl 8 months back. I did not know her hiv status. 6 months after blood test done it was negative. But fo...

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In home test result

I had some "risk events" in the last years, meaning sex with prostitutes. I did use a condom almost all the times for vaginal sex, but never for oral sex. My last event was over 5 months ago. I began having some symptoms about one month ago, like swe...