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hi I had protected oral sex few days ago, I felt her tooth on my pennis couple of times. I didn't notice any leakage. what's my risks for STDs including HIV. Thanks

Hi, Thanks for your question. Condoms are a highly effective barrier for the transmission of HIV and most STIs. Without condoms, oral sex is still considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this is different for 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/

Hi. M hiv negative and my partner tested positive before we meet. I happened that his precum came around my vulve while we were doing foreplay. Can I be infected? I tested a rapid test after six weeks still says negative.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Most people living with HIV are on treatment and are sustaining an undetectable viral load (UVL), which means they cannot transmit HIV to a negative person. You can read more about UVL on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/. Rapid HIV tests have a window period of 3 months, so we recommend getting another test in 3 months for a conclusive result of your status. If you have more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

experiencing rashes including on my forehead of my penis after condom busted during sex with a person of unknown status tested negative at exactly 3 month via fingers prink rapid test should I consider this conclusive coz am still very worried coz am also experiencing other symptoms.kindly advice

Hi, Thanks for your question. The results from your test are conclusive of your status 3 months ago. In situations where you may be exposed to HIV, you may want to consider using PEP, which is a 4-week course of medication that prevents HIV transmissions that needs to be started within 72 hours of the possible exposure. For more info on PEP: https://www.getpep.info/ The symptoms you’re describing can be caused by many different things. For further medical advice and support, we recommend visiting your doctor or health professional.

Is hiv test accurate at 12 weeks even tho symptoms are there

Hi, Thanks for your question. Your HIV test results are conclusive of your status 12 weeks ago. If you’re experiencing symptoms you are concerned about, we recommend seeking medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

I am extremely concerned about a recent possible exposure to HIV. I know the Australian guidelines say the window period is 3 months, however it is my understanding that an Ab Ag 4th gen test could provide a reliable although not entirely conclusive result at 1 month. Is this the case? Where can I access in Sydney this Ab Ag test without a Medicare card? My state of mind will not let me wait for three full months. Thanks so much. Worried Gal.

Hi, Thanks for your question. If your possible exposure to HIV happened within the last 72 hours, we recommend getting on PEP, which is a 4-week course of medication that prevents HIV transmissions that needs to be started within 72 hours of the possible exposure. You can access PEP through your local sexual health clinic or at the hospital emergency department. For more info on PEP: https://www.getpep.info/ Depending on your test and body, the window period can be between 2 weeks to 3 months. The 4th Generation Combined Antigen/Antibody HIV test is the standard HIV test done in Australia. You can find your nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ For more information, we recommend giving the Sexual Health Infolink a call at 1800 451 624 where a person can answer your questions over the phone.

3 months hiv test conclusive definitive?

Hi, Thanks for your question. HIV tests have a window period of between 2 to 3 months. If you’ve had a test recently, it would be conclusive of your HIV status 3 months ago. For more information on testing and the window period, visit our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ You can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

Just had unprotected sex with someone alledge to be Hiv positive and I’m not seeing any symptoms but I’m depressed that I may had the infection.

Hi, Thanks for your message. Most people living with HIV and are aware of their status are on treatment and are sustaining an undetectable viral load (UVL). A person living with HIV who is sustaining UVL cannot transmit HIV to another person. Like condoms and PrEP, UVL is also an effective HIV prevention strategy. You can read more about UVL on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/. If you are concerned about your health, we recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or nearest sexual health clinic. You can also ask them for more information about PEP, which is 4-week treatment that prevents HIV infections that needs to be started within 72 hours of possible exposure. You can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

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.