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If I perform fellatio on a person who says that they are HIV negative and were last tested in November, and I didn’t have any cuts or sores in my mouth and I didn’t have precum, blood or semen in my mouth, what is my risk of contracting HIV?

Oral sex is considered low to no risk of HIV transmission. However, this can be different for STIs. We suggest anyone who is sexually active to have regular check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find your nearest sexual health clinic here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/.

Recently I had a sex with a lady of unknown HIV status, later I become curious and afraid so we decided to go for test, we both tested non reactive using rapid determine. But I don't know her sexual activity of recent. I am at risk??

Hi, Thanks for your question. We recommend anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups every 3 months. If you live in NSW, you can find your nearest sexual health clinic here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/. For more medical advice, you can visit your doctor, local sexual health clinic or call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624.

Are condoms biodegradable?

Hi, Thanks for your question. This is dependent on the type of condom. Most condoms are not biodegradable or take a very long time over many years to biodegrade under the right conditions. Lambskin condoms are biodegradable, however, are not effective in protection against STIs and HIV. We recommend tying up your condom and disposing it in the bin (not flushing it down the toilet) in order to minimise impact on the environment. For more information on condoms and sexual health, you can call Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624.

Hi, I recently had an oral sex with a woman that I don’t know her status, so far I’ve had 3 duo combo hiv test one at 14 days, one at 25days and the most recent one at 35days all came negative. But I’ve been getting symptoms like sore throat, dry cough, tired and malaise, inflamed glands around my neck, pain at the back of my neck and head, mild headache, runny and blocked nose and slightly raised cervical lymph gland. I’m really worried, should I take another test in few weeks?

Hi, Thank you for your question. Oral sex is considered to be low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, we recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health tests with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. The symptoms you have listed could be from a range of different things. We recommend you seek medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

Hi my name is Zeke lyne-spink and I am afraid I may have std. Could you please send me a welcome pack so I can read about it and get tested as soon as possible?

Hi Zeke, Thanks for your question. Information on STIs can be found on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/sti/ We recommend anyone who is sexually active to get tested regularly with their doctor or at a sexual health clinic. If you’re living in NSW, you can find your nearest sexual health clinic here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ For more information, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a person can have a chat to you about your situation.

What are the risks of hiv through oral sex if no body fluids get inside the mouth?

Hi, Thanks for your question. The risk for HIV transmission through oral sex is very low to none. However, this can be different for STIs. We recommend anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health tests with their doctor or nearest sexual health clinic. You can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a person answer any of your sexual health questions.

Hey there. I had unprotected receptive sex 8 days after starting prep,. I have been 100% adherent to taking the pill both before and after this event. Would 8 days of prep be sufficient in protecting me?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Studies have shown that daily PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV after 7 days of taking it consistently without missing any pills. You can read more about PrEP here: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/prep/ However, PrEP does not protect you from STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual heath tests with their doctor or nearest sexual health clinic. For more information, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624.

Hi I i’ve got an exposure at 27 september 2018 I’ve got sexual intercouse with a woman whom i dont know her sexual health The intercourse wa full protected with condom After a few minute of penetration she unaware that she in her period.. ive blood in a tip of my condom Immediately i stop the penetration and wash it in the toilet.. and check if the condom was broke... but the condom was still in perfect condition After that i’ve got test at 7 december 2018 and 7 februari 2019 both with rapid test and the result is negative And the i go for elisa test at 24 april 2019 and the result was “0,07 cut off <1 negative But i’ve got symptoms like dry cough, rash and fever Is my result conclusive? Or do i need more test?

Hi, Thank you for your question. Based off your test results, there would have been no HIV transmission from the incident that happened on 27 September 2018. A dry cough, rash and fever symptoms can be caused from a lot of different things. We recommend seeking medical advice from a doctor or health practitioner about your symptoms.

now sixth time testing 4 hiv Bt different results 2 ov them showing postve en 4 are negtv so Wats the trueth?

Hi, Thank you for your question and we are sorry to hear that you have been getting mixed results from your tests. We recommend you get in touch with your doctor or health practitioner who can provide more medical advice on this situation.