Hi endinghiv! My name is Jack. Yesterday I had sex with a stranger. I am really worried about that. I would like to buy Prep quickly before 72 hrs. How can I buy it on rush please? Thanks so much!
Hi Jack, It sounds like you are referring to post exposure prophylaxis, or PEP. PEP is a course of pills taken following a possible exposure to HIV. PEP significantly reduces the risk that a person will acquire HIV from a risk incident. PEP must be initiated with 72 hours of a risk and the sooner the better. For these reasons, it is important to act fast. The fastest way to get PrEP in NSW is to report to an emergency room at your local hospital. Details about PEP and other ways to obtain PEP here: endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/pep/
I am a 28-year-old asian male studying in Australia. I met an Australian guy in his 30s on Mar 6. We didn't do anything anal or oral. However, he stroked his penis and then touch my anus and penis (the tip of it). The finger didn't get in my anus. During the whole time, I was the only one naked and his clothes were always on. I am worried about the fact that his precum might have come in contact with any part of my mucous membrane. I am not sure about whether he touched the precum and immediately touched me. He also used saliva as lube to stroke my penis.
Considering my situation, am I at risk of contracting HIV? Any advice for me now? I have not been sleeping well for the past days.
Based on what you have told us the risk of you contracting HIV is extremely unlikely. The main way gay men get HIV is from anal sex without any HIV prevention method such as condoms, PrEP, or choosing partners with an undetectable viral load. To learn more about HIV prevention and safer sex, check out the Stay Safe section of our Ending HIV platform: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/
If you feel that the transmission of HIV is causing you a good deal of stress and anxiety, even from very low risk scenarios, it could be a good idea to speak to a counsellor or doctor about how to best manage that stress. You can register to speak to an ACON counsellor here: https://www.acon.org.au/what-we-are-here-for/mental-health/#lgbti-counselling
Alternatively, you can contact the Sexual Health Info Link, a service run by sexual health nurses who provide education and referrals on all topics related to sexual health. Hours and contact details can be found here: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/
I have done hiv test 7 months back its was negetive my body getting rashes now again i want to do hiv test or not
Hi there, if you are a sexually active gay man it is recommended that you get an STI and HIV test every 3 months. To learn more about HIV testing as well as other HIV prevention strategies, read over our Ending HIV Platform here: https://endinghiv.org.au/
In terms of your rash, that could be from a variety of things and not something we can answer here. Please book in to see a doctor or sexual health nurse to have a better look.
For details on where to test or any other sexual health questions, call the Sexual Health Information Link. Contact details can be found here: https://www.shil.nsw.gov.au/
I had unprotected sex one time and my partner is negative and i also can i get the HIV
Hi, thank you for your question. We don’t consider sero-sorting, that is simply asking sexual partners whether they are HIV positive or negative, to be an effective strategy for safe-sex. Instead, we now consider safe sex (in terms of HIV prevention) to be the use of condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or undetectable viral loads (UVL). If you aren’t sure what these strategies are please check out our website: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/. It is important to know that PrEP and UVL do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections, only HIV. We also recommend that if you are sexually active to get regular sexual health tests.
i have sex in 2 different person at my collage day ( 2 year back ) now i got married and iam carrying in 1st 4 week now soo i just need to know whether i have any issues according to HIV.
Hi thank you for the question. Without knowing more about your sexual encounters there isn’t much we can tell you. The best thing to do would be to have a full sexual health screening as they will be able to give you conclusive answers in terms of STI’s and HIV.
I loss so much weight and I had sex on 3march 2018 what is the course
Hi, thanks for your question. Weight loss could be due to a range of things and is not necessarily due to HIV infection. If you are concerned about your recent weight loss, it’s best to discuss this with a doctor. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!
I touched girl vagina and fingered after that i touched my penis and masturbate where i will get hiv
Hi, thanks for your question. What you have described would be considered safe for HIV transmission. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid containing enough of the virus needs to enter your bloodstream. Skin to skin contact and mutual masturbation are both considered safe for HIV transmission. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Is it possible to catch HIV from a guy if his pre-cum makes contact with my penis and anus opening (during mutual masturbation/frottage but not penetrative sex)? Basically he rubbed our genitals together and used the same hand on himself and me. I'm worried as I can't be sure of his status and don't know whether the risk is enough to require PEP.
Hi, thanks for your question! In terms of HIV risk, what you have described would be considered low risk. Nevertheless, if you are concerned about the encounter, it might be a good idea to visit a sexual health clinic to discuss any concerns with a doctor, nurse or counsellor. If based in NSW, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 to speak to a nurse and/or find your nearest clinic.
If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Last night I had sex and during sex my condom was break. This is my first time that condom was broke. And she refused any hiv infection. She is a professional sex worker. Is there any chance to get infection of hiv. Pls suggest me
Hi, thanks for your question! There are a range of factors that could affect whether this encounter would be considered risky. If you are concerned about this encounter, it’s best to speak to a doctor or visit a sexual health clinic to discuss what your options are. If based in NSW, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse and/or find your nearest clinic.
If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!