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If rubbing the male penis to abdomen of another person and cum on it, can hiv spread

Hi, thank you for your question. The sexual acts you have described would not put someone at risk of acquiring HIV. For HIV transmission to occur there needs to be an entry point into the blood stream. As there is no entry point on the abdomen (unless there is a large cut or wound) this is not possible. To understand the risks involved in different sexual acts please check-out our risk calculator here: If you are still concerned and would like to talk to a sexual health nurse, you can call the sexual health info link on 1800 451 624.

I am exposure with serum of HIV positive person in left hand tissue. Can I infected?

Hi, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to give you advice regarding your situation. The best thing to do would be to seek out medical advice from your local doctor or sexual health nurse. They will be able to chat to you in detail about your situation and any potential risks that may be involved. If you live in NSW you can also call the Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse for free.

Hello there, I use Tenvir regularly and I was wondering if there's any difference between Ricovir, Tenvir and Tenof as they are offered as prep and have a substantial price difference. Thank you!

Hi there, what you are referencing are the generic names for Truvada, the pill used for PrEP in Australia. It can be assumed that these drugs have the same active ingredients, so long as they are all forms of generic Truvada. If you have located a cheaper option and think you may benefit from some savings, it is essential you first speak to the doctor prescribing your PrEP script about any possible options. If your GP supports your decision, then you should be good to go. There is a range of prices of generic PrEP so this search might yield some good results.

Is there like a brand of PrEP as I have asked my doc about it and they have no idea what it is and said if I can name a brand they can prescribe

Hi, thank you for your question. It can be hard to explain to a doctor what PrEP is and what it is for when they haven’t heard about it. To make it easier for you, we have a detailed page that covers everything you need to know about PrEP. On this page we also have a link to a letter to print that you can take to your doctor, this should help solve any confusion: Alternatively, you can call the PrEP info line on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse.

Helllo i am women 27 yrs old , am staying in hyd , when am travelling in bus , from one girl hand bag , one needle is prick to me on my hand , no bleeding on superficial it scar is happening, am very fearful about that in case, am i get hiv or hbgs , plz reply to me, am very nervous.

Hi, thank you for your question. From what you have described, it seems incredibly unlikely that you would have been exposed to HIV. The best thing to do if you are really concerned is to seek advice from a medical professional. Alternatively, if you live in NSW, Australia you can call the Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624.

Hi I went to a dominetrix recently and had body & anal licking also swallowing urine and feaces. Is there a HIV risk of these activities. I visited to STD clinic after 2days of sexual activity but was told to come after 14days for tests. After 3 days my mouth was itching & sored with lump nodes in my throught. I took antibiotics for couple of days But didn't work well. I want to know my health condition as soon as possible.

Hi, thank you for the question. In terms of HIV, what you have described would be low risk. This is because the fluids that transmit HIV are blood, semen, pre-cum, breast milk, vaginal fluid and rectal mucous. You are, however, at a much higher risk of contracting an STI such gonorrhoea, chlamydia and shigella. We would strongly recommend that you continue to have regular check-ups at your sexual health clinic and to get advice from them. If you live in NSW you can call the Sexual Health Info Link and chat to a nurse on 1800 451 624.

I'm a top, what are my risks if my partner is on prep but had cum from a positive partner inside him just before?

Hi, thank you for your question. In terms of risk, it is hard to say without more information. For instance, if the other “top” has an undetectable viral load (UVL), this would be considered safe in terms of HIV risk. Although low, if the other person is HIV positive, and does not have an UVL, you are at risk of acquiring HIV from this sexual encounter as semen contains HIV and the tip of penis functions as an entry pathway into your bloodstream. We would highly recommend that you book yourself in to get a sexual health test, and to explain your situation to a sexual health nurse. You can book a test here: If you are engaging in unprotected anal sex as either a top or bottom with sexual partners whose status you don’t know, we would recommend that you consider chatting to a medical professional about starting PrEP as this is a great way to protect yourself whilst also enjoying an active sex life. You can learn more about PrEP here:

I was having sex with a girl I met recently when the condom broke , I quickly pulled out . I was talking to her a week later and she was telling me about her past relationships and that she terminated a pregnancy with her last boyfriend I became scared and I started thinking. I decided to google symptoms of some STI but the first one that poped up was hiv . So I decided to go thru it . The next day I started feeling pain in my throat , I was thinking so much I couldn’t sleep for like two to three weeks . I felt weak in the mornings . I developed canker sore in my inner cheek. Any time I remember the incident , my heart beats very fast and I always felt something pinching me all over my body. Whenever I try to force myself to sleep, I end up sweating.

Hi, we are sorry to hear that you are going through this. The only way for you to have some peace of mind is to get a sexual health check-up. You can do this with your local general practitioner (GP) or at a sexual health clinic. In terms of symptoms, many sexually transmitted infections may produce what you are describing, but they may also be a-symptomatic. If you also experiencing a lot of anxiety, it may be worth talking to your health professional about this as they may be able to recommend a good counsellor or psychologist.

So what side affects can prep give people? just need to know as my friend started taking prep without getting tested and he has herpes like symptoms in the bow area. I told him he must of had a reaction to the lube or saliva in his anal area and from shaving but apparently the doctor said his liver isn't the most well at the moment. He stopped taking the prep and was also taking sleeping tablets at the same time.

Hi, thank you for your question. It is important that you get a sexual health check-up before you start taking PrEP. This is to make sure that someone doesn’t start the PrEP regime if they are already HIV positive, and instead, start on HIV treatment. Some people do initially have side-effects to PrEP, but this generally goes away. If it doesn’t it is always best to speak to the prescribing doctor. In your friends case, it would be beneficial to talk to a sexual health nurse. He can contact one for free by calling the Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624. They will be able to answer all of his question.