A parent is concerned because their son is living with HIV but won't take his medication. Here, clinical social worker Nathaniel Currie offers his professional advice.
Doctors have speculated on the possibility of a "superbug" or a "superinfection" since HIV was discovered in the 1980s. But are these concerns legitimate and valid in real-world situations?
My 22-year-old son recently informed me that he lost his virginity with a woman who charged him. He told me the sex was protected with a latex condom. He received unprotected oral sex as well.
Two years ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone whose HIV status I don't know. I was tested at three weeks (with a fourth-generation test), and it was negative.
Q: I have been on PrEP for close to a year. A week ago, I sucked a person two times, they came in my mouth, and I swallowed twice. Now I'm super anxious, even though I'm on PrEP. What if I get infected?
Q: A friend of mine told me he had HIV. Is there anything I need to do, like when he comes to my home, so that he doesn't get sick?