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I had in protected sex in this year in July and the next morning I woke up to painless cuts like wounds around my penis neck and I went to the clinic where they said it’s syphilis and I was given medicine and after somes weeks I started feeling some pains in my anal area and it was itching and it went off after some weeks and after some time I developed yeast I think in mid October and I got treated in November early and it’s gone but my penis head it’s still red with fading spots but not fully gone and my penis whole with some bruise one time I woke up to am erection and my penis whole touched my thigh I felt pain ..and today I had my leg muscles paining and sometimes my lower abdomen gets warmed up but not painful and same thing happens to my testical...what’s the meaning of all these things??

Hi, Thanks for your question. A lot of the symptoms you’re describing can be caused by many different things. We recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

Where can I order a play kit

Hi, you can order play packs on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/play-pack/

If you do not know if you have HIV,STI's or AIDs but still proceeded to eat your own cum. Will you activate HIV,STI's or AIDs that may already be present in you own body. So, in summary Unknown body status eats own cum, will the respective virus/bacteria/diseases activate?

Hi, thanks for your question. HIV can be carried in the following bodily fluids; blood, semen, pre-cum, rectal fluids, vaginal or front hole fluids and breast milk. HIV is transmitted if one of these fluids from a person living with HIV enters a HIV negative person’s bloodstream. So to answer your question, no, HIV cannot be ‘activated’ by eating your own cum. If your status is unknown, the best way to find out your status is through a HIV test. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested every 3 months. 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/. Today, we also have several highly effective HIV prevention strategies. This includes condoms, PrEP, PEP and UVL. You can read more about these options on our website and find out what works best for you: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/.

I have a pain under my hair in my head can it be cause of hiv

Hi, Thanks for your question. The symptom you’re describing can be caused by a number of different things. We recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

My throat is painful, that is also HIV symptom

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

I have individual rash and it irritating

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

I want to know how to find out someone that have HIV

Hi, Thanks for your question. Most people living with HIV who are aware of their status are on treatment and sustain an undetectable viral load (UVL). This means that they cannot transmit HIV to a negative person. You can read more on UVL here: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/. HIV is often transmitted from people who do not know their HIV status. It is important for anyone who is sexually active to have regular HIV and sexual health tests to know their own status. You can find out more information on testing here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. We recommend considering HIV prevention strategies that let you take care of your own health including condoms and/or PrEP. You can read more about those options here: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/.

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.

My limph nodes are swollen all of a sudden what does this mean?

Hi, lymph nodes can swell for a number of different reasons. The best thing to do would be to visit your local doctor and get a check-up.