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Hi i have had one night stand with a girl on her period and she’s infected. What is the odds that im might get infected? Thanks

Hi, without know knowing more about your sexual encounter it is impossible to say. We would strongly advise that you visit your local sexual health clinic or doctor and get a sexual health check-up as you could be at risk of sexually transmitted infections. If you live in NSW and you would like to talk to a nurse you can call the Sexual Health Info link on 1800 451 624.

I had the HIV test at 6 weeks including the rapid and further blood tests and the tests all came back negative. I was told that the lab tests were considered accurate and conclusive. Is that correct?

Hi, thank you for your question. While we advise that the window period (the time it takes for a test to detect HIV antibodies) can take up to three months, some tests can detect HIV antibodies as early as 4 weeks. It really depends on the type of HIV blood test you get and the nurse of doctor who administered the test would be able to tell you. If they have told you that it is accurate and conclusive then you can take it to be so.

Pls I have rashes around my genital (penis). I have not been to the hospital to consult and find out what the problem is due to finances. But I'm really scared. Pls provide for me a way in which I can send you pictures of that. Initially it was itching, I took some antibiotics and also applied a tube called CLERNEX-FORT CREAM. (Broad spectrum antimycotic with fungal action) and the itching stops but the rashes are still there. Do something about my worry.

Hi, thank you for your question. We really can’t provide medical advice for what sounds like an STI. While it is both worrying and may cost money the best thing you can do for your health is to visit a doctor or sexual health clinic as they will be able to diagnose what is going on and provide you with the correct medical treatment.

Hi i gave fellatio with an ulcer in my mouth. I rolled my tongue around the head and put it on my lips but it did not go much into my mouth. No Ejaculation but im not sure about precum. I got tested at 14th day 4th generation and was negative. 20th day and ive got a scratchy throat no fever and other symptom solely a Sorethroat. Its 7 more days till my next hiv test. Should i be worried about being positive? Im fearful of what will happen.

Hi, thanks for your question. The window period for HIV can be up to three months, and the only way to know if it is shorter in your specific case is to talk to the health professional that is giving you the test, as they would have a much better understanding. In terms of symptoms, this could be due to any number of reasons, however, it is really best to talk to a health professional. If you are in NSW you can call the Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624 and speak to a nurse about your concerns over the phone.

Hi, I was wondering if a blood test is necessary for testing, as I've never had one before nor am I comfortable around needles. If anything I wouldn't want to get a blood test. I do want to get tested but, is it necessary to have a blood test too? Thanks for answering!

Hi, thank you for your question. When doing a comprehensive sexual health check-up, it is necessary to get a blood test in order to check for HIV and syphilis. If you are scared of needles, we would strongly recommend having a discussion with your health professional as they will be able to help come up with strategies.

Hello I recently went to a massage parlour. There was no sexual intercourse however I did make oral contact with the lady’s breasts. I’m concerned about contracting HIV virus because I noticed she did not wash off the small. Amount of ejaculte from me when we were finished. I’m wondering if it’s possible I contracted HIV from ejaculate on the lady from a previous client. Should I have a test? Many thanks

Hi, thank you for your question. What you have described is extremely low risk for HIV transmission. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid containing enough of the virus (such as blood or semen) needs to enter your blood stream, which is not possible from what you have described. Irrespective of this, you should get a sexual health check-up (test) if you are sexually active, to check for both HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

I had unprotected sex 198 days ago and the test results was neagitive. Do i need to do more testing? I heard some people take more than 6 months to become positive. is that my case?

Hi, thanks for your question. HIV tests have a window period of up to three months, depending on the test – some tests have a shorter window period. You need to make sure you have a test 3 months after the risk event. If you tested 3 months after the risk event, then your test can be considered accurate and conclusive. At the three month mark your results can be taken at face value (if it says you are negative you can take that to be true in relation to this particular exposure).

Hi. I made out with and performed oral sex on a partner two days ago. There were no climaxes/ejaculations. The partner later informed me that he was HIV positive, but undetectable and takes his meds regularly. I suffer from extreme anxiety and hypochondria, and I started taking PEP the same day I found out that he was HIV positive. What are my risks of contracting HIV? Should I be concerned? Please, any help would be greatly appreciated. My email is rosshalfant@yahoo.com.

Hi, thank you for your question. Currently, there has been no recorded case of someone who is HIV positive and undetectable passing on HIV to someone who is HIV negative. We would strongly encourage you to read our page on undetectable viral loads as it will provide you with information for your peace of mind: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/. What you have described can therefore be considered safe. We would also recommend chatting to a counsellor or psychologist to address your fear around HIV.

I have question about hiv i got footjob about 5 weeks ago by someone then accidently i got cut by her nail it's not too much much deep just like small cut on dick at that when she doing footjob she playing with her vagina with vibrator then she told me i cumed the i don't know she have sperms on her or not but she applied antibacterial on her hands to apply on my dick then she applied but at the same time i clear the antibacterial and washed my d***. But i don't know she is hiv or not.Please reply me i am so much depressed

Hi, thank you for your question. It is hard to know what your risk is from what you have described. Our advice would be to get a sexual health check-up from your doctor or local sexual health clinic, this is the only way to know for sure if you were at any risk of exposure to HIV or any other sort of sexually transmitted infection.