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I'm located in cope st, I'm not from the area and have misplaced my medication trimeque. Unsure 2hat to do where to go. Very stressed anxious

Hi There, we’re sorry to hear that you have misplaced your medication and are feeling anxious as a result. The good news is, there are people who can help! You mentioned you were in cope st which we assume to be in Redfern/Cleveland, if that’s the case the first service we would recommend is RPA Sexual Health Centre. This service doesn’t require you to have medicare and will be able to see you and help you access your medication. You can find their info here: https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/CommunityHealth/SexualHealth/locations.html Give them a call and they can walk you through the process. Another service that would be able to assist you is the Albion Centre. This is located in Surry Hills and could assist you to access medication too and also don’t require you to have medicare for them to be able to assist. There details are here: http://thealbioncentre.org.au/ Both services are safe, friendly and will be able to assist. If you do however need to speak to someone for further assistance a good person to contact is David Crawford at Positive life, his details are: DavidC@positivelife.org.au & 9206 2177 He will be happy to answer any questions you might have, otherwise the Peer Education team at ACON can also help. Just call 02 9206 2000 and ask to speak to Justin or Lionel from the Peer education team. Thanks again for your message and we hope to be in touch.

Hello, i recently recieved unprotected oral sex, is there a possibility i got hiv?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for 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. Here is also some more info on HIV if you would like to know more: https://endinghiv.org.au/sti/hiv/ 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/.

I have this chronic cough that refuses to go I did a hiv test it said I’m reactive but a rapid unigold said I’m Negative another test also said negative

Hi, Thanks for your question. We would recommend getting in touch with your healthcare provider who conducted your HIV tests to clarify your results.

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.

i put my penis into HIV infected woman mouth can i also infected ??

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for 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/

had a false positive 4th generation test ( antigen/antibody repeatedly reactive, but the Hiv 1 and HIV differentiation test negative with NAAT undetectable ) at 5 months from last exposure . No exposure after that. Do i need to test again at 6 months or I am good to go ?

Hi, Thanks for your question. We would recommend getting in touch with your healthcare provider who conducted your HIV tests as they would be the best person to discuss these results with.

I was making out with a guy and he told me that he was HIV positive but has been on treatment and is now undetectable. His last viral load in August 2019 and it was <40 copies/mL. He says he takes Biktarvy and has not missed a pill. Nothing else happened and I didn’t notice any bleeding.Could I have gotten HIV?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Similarly to the guy you mentioned in your question, the majority people living with HIV in Australia, know their status, are on effective treatment and sustain a viral load that is so low that we refer to it as an undetectable viral load (UVL or undetectable for short). In short, If a person living with HIV has an undetectable viral load there is no risk of HIV transmission. With this in mind, it doesn’t sound like there was risk of transmission. It’s also good to mention that saliva isn’t a fluid that can transmit HIV, more info about HIV and transmission here: https://endinghiv.org.au/sti/hiv/ Along with condoms and pre-exposure prohylaxis (PrEP), UVL is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. You can read more about UVL on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/. If you live in NSW and 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.

We tried ribbed and dotted but it didn't gave pleasure for both of us. What can we try

Hi, Thanks for your question. It’s so exciting to hear you have been trying different ways to make condoms fun! Along with texture, flavoured condoms could also be something you and your partner try. You one of our blog posts on How To Pick The Perfect Condom here: https://endinghiv.org.au/blog/how-to-pick-the-perfect-condom/. If you’re looking for that extra pleasure for the both of you, sex toys could also be something fun and new to consider. There are many different types of sex toys you can explore depending on what you both are looking for. You can read a blog we wrote on Sex Toys 101 here: https://endinghiv.org.au/blog/sex-toys-101/.

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.