You are here
Click on the text links below to filter questions by category:
Thanks a lot for your support and help. I had a relation with a girl for more than three months and ended before two months ago, i met her during that period three times as follows: - Before five months (or more) i had received unprotected oral sex for a very short period (2-3 seconds) and i performed fingering for her vagina and touched her virginal fluids only. - Before three months and half with the same activities - Before two months and half with the same activities I stopped meeting her...
Hi From what you have described, you do not have to worry about HIV. It is not passed when you receive oral sex. Gonorrhea, Herpes, Chlamydia, Syphilis and HPV are easily passed through oral sex. HPV, Herpes and Syphilis can be passed if you are fingering someone but they are not commonly passed this way. You may want to check out our charts called “Know Your Chances ” to find out more about... Read Full Answer
Hi. I recently was told by a partner of mine that she contracted chlamydia. Right away I wanted to get checked out so I booked an appointment with a walk in clinic. I told the doctor about my situation and he gave me a prescription for treatment medication. I went to the pharmacy to receive the medicine and was asked to pay cash for it. Isn't treatment for STI's covered ? Though it was not entirely expensive I just feel like I shouldn't have paid for it. My friend who is a nurse told me that I...
Hi You should not have to pay for Chlamydia treatment in BC. Most STI medications are provided free of charge from the BC Centre for Disease Control. Doctors and clinics can get free medication, but they need to order it. Many walk in clinics and doctors' offices will have the medications on hand, as will Public Health clinics or Youth Clinics (there are age restrictions at youth clinics). You... Read Full Answer
I have received a oral sex from a sex worker and already tested for HIV at 3 months and 20 days with a rapid test that is negative. Now after 4 and half month i am having a symptom of throat sore, cold and cough. Is this the symptom of hiv.
Hi You’re symptoms would not be related to HIV from what happened 4 and half months ago, as we don’t see HIV being passed when receiving oral sex. Have a look at our “know your chances” web page for more information. http://smartsexresource.com/about-stis/know-your-chances-0 Also the window period for the HIV rapid test is 3 months. Given you tested negative to a rapid test at 3 months and 20... Read Full Answer
I was on a business trip and I had protected sex with sex workers in Eastern Africa. My exposures were on 7.27.13, 8.10.13 and 8.22.13. As soon as I got back in the U.S. I test on 8.29.13 DNA by PCR and antibody 1/2=Negative, 32 days post exposure DNA by PCR and antibody 1/2+ Negative, 39 days post exposure 8 panel STD and antibody hiv 1/2=Negative, 7 weeks post exposure rapid hiv test with blood from a finger prick at planned parenthood=Negative, 8 weeks post exposure antibody hiv 1/2 at...
HI there In BC, we consider HIV tests to be 95% accurate at 6 weeks after contact and accurate at 90 days after contact. However, I can't speak for the accuracy or window periods for the tests you had done outside of BC. I suggest you talk to your healthcare provide to find out about window periods for tests you had done and, from there, figure out if you need further testing. I hope that... Read Full Answer
Can you get hiv by eating infected food?
Hi No, it is not possible to get HIV from eating food because food cannot be infected with HIV. HIV is found in humans, and once outside the body the virus quickly dies. HIV is passed through blood and body fluids usually through sexual contact or sharing injection drug equipment. Please leave a comment to let us know if that answered your question or if you need more information. Health... Read Full Answer