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I have found below statement in web. Is it true? "A common worry is about possible HIV transmission through open cuts and bleeding. The HIV virus can only be passed on if body fluids such as blood exits the body of someone with HIV and enters the blood stream of someone who does not have HIV through another open cut. Cases where open cuts have resulted in HIV transmission are extremely rare; perhaps only one or two cases globally can be attributed to this as the virus is not strong enough to...
Hi, thanks for your question. It is a common worry that HIV transmission through could occur easily open cuts or blood and it is also true that the body fluids have to contain HIV to transmit it. Many people who have HIV are now on HIV medications which reduce the amount of HIV virus in their body to the point of it being undetectable on a viral load test. Having HIV and being undetectable... Read Full Answer
Hi there couple days ago i had a sex with an escort by appointment only. I took a shower and she came back she wash my hands to make sure i'm clean than we started the sex. She put condom on my fellatio to give me oral sex and than she came on top of me than we did sideways when we did sideways the condom went inside of her when i notice that we stopped the sex without any ejaculation. We pulled out the condom she put new condom on me than we started the sex again. At the end i ejaculated...
Hi, thanks for your question. It sounds like the tip of your penis was exposed to vaginal fluids and there is a possibility of getting an sti this way. Two weeks post exposure is the earliest time to test for sti's that are passed in the sex fluids. If you have not had a recent check done or you have developed some symptoms like a discharge from your penis and/or burning when peeing,... Read Full Answer
In BC, do syphllis and HIV get tested at the same time? When I am getting tested at the youth clinic, they only took 1 blood sample, does that mean I have only been tested for Syphllis or did I get tested for both Syphllis and HIV?
Hi, and thanks for your question When you have blood taken for an STI test, the blood sample gets sent to the laboratory for the actual testing. The lab tests the blood for whatever the nurse or doctor has ordered on the requisition (sheet of paper that gets sent with the blood). Some tests, like syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis A, B, & C can be run from the same sample of blood in the same tube... Read Full Answer
Im 24 years old and still a virgin, and i have been experiencing mid cycle spotting for the past 8-9 years and i think its time for me to get a pap test. However, i am very scared to get a test done because I've never been sexually active before or had any sort of penetration so i think my hymen is still in tact. I guess my question is would a gyno still be able to do the test on me and what can i expect? Im just looking for some guidance and words of encouragement because i am very scared but...
Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question It’s really normal to feel scared when thinking that something might be wrong or when facing something unknown, like a first physical exam. The most important thing will be to have a doctor that you can trust and to have a discussion about what symptoms you have been experiencing. That way, together you and the doctor can decide what the best... Read Full Answer
I had a non occupational exposure risk to hiv The partner hiv status is unknown I started pep 12 hours after exposure viread300 plus zeffex 300 for 28 days Hiv ag only is done at 28 days and was negative Hiv ab third generation is done 6 weeks 12 weeks 14 weeks and 16 weeks post exposure and all came back negative Can these results make me reasonably negative for hiv
Hi, thanks for your question about testing after taking PEP. If you had the 4th generation HIV test done ( now the HIV antibody test that is done in BC) at 3 months and it is negative, you can consider this accurate. I consulted about your testing if you had the 3rd generation HIV test done at 16 weeks and it is negative, and was told you can consider this very reassuring and if you are still... Read Full Answer