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Can I get hepatitis c or hiv sharing utensils like a fork with fresh blood on it? What are the chances with an intact mouth vs a mouth with cuts or any demage? Can I get hepatitis c or hiv by touching fresh blood from an infected pers
Thank you for your questions. We do not see Hepatitis C and HIV transmitted this way. Hepatitis C and HIV are not transmitted through sharing utensils. Hepatitis C and HIV are not transmitted by skin contact. For information on Hepatitis C and ways to prevent transmission, check out: www.liver.ca/patients-caregivers/liver-diseases/hepatitis-c For information on HIV, check out: https... Read Full Answer
My girlfriend and I are in an open relationship. We are fluid bonded (we only have unprotected sex with each other). Recently, she has been experiencing pain during and after sex, despite ample lubrication. Occasionally, after sex, she has shooting pain inside and in her lower back. This does not happen when she has protected sex with other partners. We have both been tested and are STI free. What could cause this and what solutions could there be, other than us wearing condoms?
Hi, thanks for your question. It may be a simple difference of positioning with different partners. When a woman is underneath with legs bent back for deep penetration then there is a lot of contact with the cervix and a lot of pressure on her lower back. However, it’s important your partner consider seeing a doctor for a medical assessment about these symptoms. Testing... Read Full Answer
Can u only catch through sex just concerned u may b able to catch through toilet seat
Hi there, We do not know of anyone getting an STI from toilet seats, toilet floors, or objects/ paper that touched toilets. You do not need to worry about getting an STI this way. STIs are spread directly from person to person during oral, anal or vaginal sex. Leave a comment below to let us know if that helps answer your question. For other people reading, leave a comment below to let us know... Read Full Answer
what is hiv window period currenty...i tested 22months after explore it came negative do i need to test again
Hi, The window period for HIV varies depending on the type of HIV test you have. There are many different types of HIV tests and they all have different window periods. In BC the standard HIV test is the 4th Generation AB/AG Elisa test, which is 95% accurate after 6 weeks and conclusive at 3 months. Although all HIV tests have different window periods, I do not know of any HIV test which has a... Read Full Answer
I'm currently away from home on overseas deployment. Three weeks ago I went to a bar, picked up a prostitute, and we had protected vaginal sex. The next morning, my penis really hurt. I figured it was down to being a little drunk and not fully hard whilst having sex, so that and the condom friction did some nerve ending damage. Anyway, three weeks later, it's still sore. I have no discharge, it doesn't hurt when I pee, there are no sores there, so I'm writing off an STD. I've taken 1g...
Hi, Thanks for writing. Without doing an assessment in person it’s hard to give you a specific answer, but I can give you some general information. If you used a condom (and there wasn’t any penetration before the condom went on, and it was still intact when you withdrew) then we would say the chance of getting an STI is very low. Did you receive unprotected oral the same night? It’s possible... Read Full Answer