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Would a healthcare provider notify a partner that is potentially at risk of an STI by text message?
Hi, and thank you for your question. A healthcare provider would not notify a partner that they are at risk of an STI without the express permission of an individual who has tested positive for an STI. In British Columbia, when an individual tests positive for a reportable STI (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or HIV) they are responsible for informing their partners so they can also be tested... Read Full Answer
Hi. I got a blowjob (unprotected) from an unknown men without ejaculation in his mouth. What are the chances of my getting HIV? Should I do testing?
Hi, and thank you for your question. HIV is not commonly passed through oral sex. The person most at risk for STI's in this encounter is the person whose throat is exposed. We always recommend routine testing for STIs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV for all sexually active individuals. For more information about chances of getting an STI from oral sex, please visit https... Read Full Answer
Hi I got a handjob at a massage parlour I never touched the girl and all she touched was my penis she didn’t touch herself... and I’m scared that I could have caught a std from this action
Hi, and thank you for your question. Hand jobs are generally regarded as low risk for getting an STI. Infections such as HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea are not passed this way. Infections that are spread through skin to skin contact such as HPV, herpes, and syphilis are not commonly passed through hand jobs and would be possible only if the person touched an infected area on themselves before... Read Full Answer
have some stupid mistakes in my life and I am paying heavily for this Episode. #1 october 29,2014 I had protected vaginal sex with a female csw.I also french kissed her.Later found the girl HIV +.After 5 weeks I experienced severe flue type illness.Swollen lymph nodes under jaw and neck,loose stool,hedeach,severe muscle and joint pain,rash on both arm. I have tested after 3 months with 3rd generation rapid test,after 5 months with 3rd generation elisa, after 6.5 months with 3rd...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns and the details of the testing you have done. If you have tested negative for HIV at 6 months post risk, then you do not have HIV. Your HIV tests are negative and you have covered the window periods so based on what you wrote, you are HIV negative. If the symptoms you describe have not gone away, then it would be recommended to see a doctor for an... Read Full Answer
Are any other exposures than needle sharing with drug users or sexual contact when you recommend HIV testing? I mean any type of accidents, fights, hospital settings issues etc?
Hi, thanks for your questions. In general if there has been a possible risk from sharing fresh fluids that can transmit HIV ( blood, semen, vaginal fluids) then its recommended to test for HIV. Fighting, car accidents and being in hospital for an operation are not the way we see HIV transmitted. In general it is good to know one's current HIV status along with current STI status so that one... Read Full Answer