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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/.

Hi how are you got tested 4 months ago it was negative then 2 months did a home test got only one drop on it and came back negative but I have received oral in that time what's the chances of me being positive?

Hi, thanks for your question! The window period for HIV tests can be between 2 weeks to 3 months. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs every 3 months to cover this period. You can read more about testing and the window period here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for STIs, so we recommend getting regular sexual health tests with your doctor or local sexual health clinic to be on top of your health. If you have any more questions, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

Can i gert hiv if i dint sperm inside jurin sex ?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Pulling out before ejaculating is not an effective method for preventing HIV transmission. This is because HIV is still present in pre-cum, rectal fluids and vaginal/front hole fluids. The most effective strategies to prevent HIV transmission are condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and undetectable viral load (UVL). You can read more about all of these options on our website here: 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.

Hello and thank you for this excellent service. I have done some research and would like your expert opinion. I recently read a study on pubmed titled ‘ Expert consensus statement on the science of HIV in the context of criminal law’, this was published in 2018 and included multiple international HIV experts. In section 2.3.1 the collective statement is that if a HIV negative person that is on PReP performs oral sex on a hiv positive person, there is no possibility of HIV transmission. Do you agree with this statement? Other reputable websites agree, yet some other websites stop short of stating ‘no possibility’ and instead state ’very low possibility’. Oral sex without PReP is already a very, very low risk, if a HIV negative person is on PReP and takes it correctly, can he be certain HIV transmission will not occur if the only act will be oral sex, including swallowing semen? In this scenario there will be no anal-genital contact at all. Thanks again.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. The risk can increase if there is cumming in the mouth, and there are cuts or ulcers in the mouth or another STI present. However, the level of HIV risk in these situations are still considered low. 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 nearest sexual health clinic. Daily PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy with a 99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV negative people engaging in sex, whether it is penetrative or oral. However, its effectiveness can change depending on a person’s adherence. For further medical advice around PrEP use and HIV risk, we recommend talking to your doctor or local sexual health clinic. You can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

How long for hiv results

Hi there, thanks for your question. To answer your question, this depends greatly on the test that you are having done. Some tests have a window period of 4-6 weeks Other tests require up to 3 months or longer to pass before they can give you an accurate result. The window period just refers to the amount of time that needs to pass before the test can give you an accurate result. It’s a good idea to ask this question directly to the person who is administering your test so that you can make sure that any potential risk events are covered in the test’s window period.

Hi, I am wondering if Prep is right for me as I do not much about it? I am only sexually active once or twice every 4 to 6 months. I always use condoms but not in a committed relationship. I am a bottom and wondering if I should still get Prep as I see many gay men are on it?

Hi There, thanks for the question. It’s a good one! In short, it depends on what you feel is right for your health. PrEP is a pill that you take every day that protects you in the event that you might be exposed to HIV (like if a condom breaks). It’s another form of protection, just like condoms. Remember though, PrEP doesn’t protect you from other STIs, only HIV. We have actually written a blog on this exact topic! It’s a good read and will give you some more food for thought: https://endinghiv.org.au/blog/is-prep-for-you/ If you do decide that PrEP is for you we have written another article that might help you to have the conversation with your doctor: https://endinghiv.org.au/blog/talking-about-prep-with-your-doctor/. Finally, this is also a conversation that we would recommend you have with your GP. They can help you to understand what’s involved with taking PrEP and whether or not this might be right for you. Don’t have a regular, gay friendly GP? ACON has a good directory here: https://www.acon.org.au/who-we-are-here-for/gay-and-bisexual-men/#gay-friendly-gps

What is the window period for Ag/Ab combo test

Thanks for your question. Test window periods range from between 4-6 weeks to 3 months depending on the test, we would recommend you speak to your health care provider to gain a better understanding of the specifics of the test you are doing or have done.

I did hiv test twice this year. Both negative but I alway have fear of hiv. Can both test be false

Hi, Thanks for your question. It’s great to hear that you’ve tested twice this year. False negatives are extremely rare, and are more likely to show up if a person gets tested too soon after contracting HIV or during the window period. You can read more about the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic every 3 months. We recommend talking to your doctor or health professional for any further medical advice and also to discuss any support they can offer if you’re experiencing any anxieties.