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Is there a way to figure out when I was exposed?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Figuring out the exact moment you have been exposed to HIV can be difficult to trace if you’ve had multiple sexual partners within a period of time. If you are ever in a situation where you think you have potentially been exposed to HIV, you can access post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which is a 4 week course of treatment that needs to be started within 72 hours of possible exposure that is highly effective in preventing HIV transmission. You can access PEP at sexual health clinics, hospital emergency departments or through the PEP Hotline (1800 PEP NOW or 1800 737 669). You can also find more info on how to get PEP here: https://www.getpep.info/. Also the best way to look after your sexual health is to make sure you are getting a sexual health check-up with your doctor or local sexual health clinic 4 times a year (every 3 months) and that you are using an effective HIV prevention strategy when having sex, which includes condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or undetectable viral load (UVL). You can read about those options here: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/.

Just yesterday i touched this social worker vagina and got some fluid on my hand then masturbated tho i also split saliva since the vaginal fluid was not that much so as to arouae myself..is there possibility of contacting HIV and is it necessary for me to go fo PEP??

Hi, Thanks for your question. The sexual encounter you’re describing would be considered low risk for HIV transmission. However this is only for HIV and not other STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/. If you are concerned about your risk and would like to find out more information on PEP, you can call the PEP Hotline at 1800 737 669 (1800 PEP NOW) where someone can talk with you about your concerns as well as to help you find out whether PEP would be recommended for you, and where to access it. Keep in mind that PEP is a 4-week course of treatment that is effective when started within 72 hours of any possible exposure.

Hello doctor hope you are doing great. my name is Mash. I had unprotected sex with a lady on June 8 2019. Then I went hospital emergency room at 66 hours and prescribed pep for 28 days. I was hiv negative at 6 weeks - 12 weeks and 17 weeks (4 months after exposure and 3 months after pep).  All test were 4th generation combo/p24 ab/ag. Am I hiv free or should I test again? i am really worried. Thank you in advance

Hi, Thanks for your question. HIV tests can have a window period of up to 3 months. This means that when you get a HIV test, your result is conclusive of your HIV status at 3 months before you took the test. The negative result of your HIV test at 17 weeks would therefore be conclusive of your status from the time you had sex on June 8 2019. However, if you’ve had other sexual encounters between then and your last test, we would suggest getting tested again. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular HIV and sexual health tests from their doctor or local sexual health clinic so that they are on top of their health. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

What about the rushes like on the face of the patients can that be counted like one of the signs of hiv

Hi, Thanks for your question. Although rashes can be a symptom of HIV, many symptoms for HIV are similar to other things. If you have any persistent symptoms, we would recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

I had unprotected vagina sex, 6 days later had a tension headache for 5 days, fatigue and diahorrea twice. 3 weeks after that I have an ulcer in my lip. Is this hiv??

Hi, Thanks for your question. Your symptoms can be caused by many different things. We would recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

i was sucking on this girl boobs and i start tasting blood and now i am scare from hiv i spit all the blood and their was alot what my chances of getting diseases

Hi, Thanks for your question. While there is a hypothetical risk for HIV transmission in this situation if you had entry points such as cuts or ulcers in your mouth, the risk of HIV being transmitted in a situation like this is highly unlikely. However, the risk for other STIs during sexual activity can be different. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ If you have any other sexual health questions, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer them over the phone.

Dear Doctor I visited a massage parlour 7 weeks ago where the masseuse performed naked grinding (rubbed her vagina on my penis) for few minutes. There was no penetration or insertion. Not sure if her vaginal fluids came in contact with my penis or foreskin Am I at risk for hiv.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Rubbing bodies together have no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for some STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/.

Can i gert hiv if i dint sperm inside jurin sex ?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Pulling out before ejaculating is not an effective method for preventing HIV transmission. This is because HIV is still present in pre-cum, rectal fluids and vaginal/front hole fluids. The most effective strategies to prevent HIV transmission are condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and undetectable viral load (UVL). You can read more about all of these options on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/

Hi, Can you catch hiv from kissing breasts if someone has previously ejaculated over them. Even though there is no sign of semen. Thanks

Hi, Thanks for your question. This would be considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. If you have more questions, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer them over the phone.