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what other (possible) diseases you can get from a needle prick other than hepatitis and HIV?

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for the query.

Since you are familiar with the patient you can ask your employee health department to test the patient for hepatitis and HIV. There are 2 types of hepatitis - B and C which are possibly transmitted via needle stick. HIV may be transmitted as well as you know. The...

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question--- preformed 5 seconds of oral sex on a woman awhile back only on her vulva-- is there any worry concerning hiv?

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Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

First and foremost, you need to know that sex with every person does not cause HIV (even in case of sex workers, she has to be infected before she can pass it on to you).

Even in case a person has sex with a infected person, the chances of contracting the...

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I had a sexual encounter with someone know to have the hiv virus I am now experiencing severe pain in my shoulders burning in my mouth and also my arms are feeling sore and when I sleep at night the pain goes away and when I rise in the morning it resumes the next day

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No you have symptoms due to some other llness. Symptoms of hiv infection are chronic diarrhoea, persistent fever, weaknesses,frequent infection, lymphnode enlargement etc. But if you hsve doubt then its wise to go through hiv testing once. Go for confirmatory test like p24 antigen test of pcr and...

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I was working out on a bike at a gym and cut my leg on the equipment and it started to bleed. I went into the showers to bath.There was a soap dispenser that had soap from a previous user on it and I was wondering if it is possible if the soap could get in the cut on my leg that was bleeding and get HIV from that. Two nights afterwards I had a headache, fever and sore thoat, I don't know if it a coincidence or what. Thanks for your feedback. I am 32 years old, weight 160lbs, 6' tall. I am in great condition. I am a avid runner (marathon) and eat very healthy. No medical issues.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
HIV virus cannot transmitted by sharing a soap. There is no risk of transmission of HIV or STD in your case even if you were actively bleeding. In fact there are no cases reported to have transmitted infection through this mode.
Having headache, fever and...

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39 years, 5 ft - 10 inches.

i used my brother's glucometer to test my sugar twice yesterday (i am not a diabetic but he is). i changed the lancet but got a feeling that its not new. so i cleaned it with a edt (alcohal) laden tissue and then washed it under water after dipping the tip in soap and then wiped the end with a clean towel. any chance of getting hiv or any other infection. he is diabetic but no other known infection/ condition. i checked with him but hes not sure if it was a old lancet or a new one.

doctor1 MD

Hi,Puneetsuri

Thanks for query.

The first act of cleaning with alcohol swab was fine,but after wards washing it under tape water can do more harm then good.You are aware that the tape water is not at all sterile.Fortunately the HIV virus is very fragile and it can be killed by any antiseptic...

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I took a HIV DNA PCR test along with a regular HIV1/2 test, and a 8 panel screen after 32 days past exposure. all came back negative. Should i still worry i have HIV?? im having episodes of throat tightness, stinging under armpits and above penis. i also have little specks of unexplained bruising on my hip, and feeling burning on my skin all over my body. are these possibly symptoms of hiv and the tests were both wrong?

doctor1 MD

Hello and thank you for your query.

Let me provide you with some information and reassurance regarding your query. Let me tell you with confidence that if the tests you reported were performed 32 days after exposure then you can rely almost 100% on the fact that you do NOT have HIV.

Please do...

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ello doctor
i had unprotected oral with a prostitute..actually deepthroat.. i had a very small cut on my penis that i noticed it after the event. One day after i have a feeling that my throat was swollen. then i had a runny nose and the same feeling in my throat. A doctor examined me and told that my throat was swollen and red althought i was feeling no pain just this sensatioon that i had a knot or that it was swollen. after two more day the nose stopped but the throat remained in the same condition and a bit worst.... after 10 day i developed a rash in my groin like three small line shaped cuts which is very painful when touched again th GP told me that is from the underware or trousers. Then my testicle from the same side appeared to be quite red like a rash from sweat or from a cloth. i still dont have fever but athough 12 days passed my throat remains with this swollen sensation and is stiil redish do you think i need to be tested? plz help me

doctor1 MD

Hi!,

Thank you for posting the query,

I can understand your health concern & fear of any STD or HIV. But you need to need know that sex with every person does not cause HIV, even in case of sex workers, she has to be infected before she can pass it on to you.

Now even if one has oral sex with a...

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Hi,

It was my stag party last night and ended up at a strip club. I was dressed in this funny outfit and only had stocking for bottoms. Anyway I was having a dance with one of the ladies, she was dancing on my lap naked then it dawned on me with her naked and I had stockings on her vagina going over me penis, bodily fluids were exposed. My stag was in south africa and I am very concerned could I have any chance of contracting HIV

Thanks
XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thanks for the query.

HIV can be contracted upon exchange of bodily fluids and such fluid enters the body. If there was only exposure and you didnt actually penetrate her, then chances of contraction of the disease is minimal.

If there were any exposed mucosal surfaces like cuts,...

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Hello,

Am I at risk of HIV Infection?

I had unprotected sex two times. First time, it was about a month and a half ago. Second time, it was 4 weeks ago. I had my blood checked for hepatitis, Syphilis and HIV right after the day I had an unprotected sex for second time. Nothing was wrong. A week later, I had a sore throat and that night I went to the club and drank a lot alcohols, as well as, the following night I drank some very cheap Vodka. Later on that night after I drank vodka, I noticed some blood spots on my left arm. The next day I flew back to Canada from my home country. The next day I got to Canada the blood spots disappeared, but the sore throat got a lot worse. I assumed because I smoked a lot too which on the next day resulted me the laryngitis. Also, I had a fever which was gone in one night and got some red bumps on arms as well (When I got to Canada I had to use the blanket and bed that hadn't been washed for 4 months...) . 3-4 days later, My sore throat got better and I was able to speak again, but I got a stuffy nose and a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck in return. After that, I got red blotches on my hip. They come and go in a day or two usually. I had been so stressed and depressed, so that I had to run to clinic to get myself checked up. My doctor took a look at the blotches and he said they didn't look like something serious. He prescribed me a cream and it actually helped. Also, he told me to get my blood tested for Mono and CBC and I'm still waiting for the result. It's been 3 days and my swollen lymph node is still there. Everything is fine now, except for the red blotches that are getting better and I still got a cough with some phlegms. Can this be a sign of HIV infection? I've been extremely anxious for 2 weeks already and It's eating me up! Should I still be worried or not about HIV or should I get my blood tested again?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Nose and throat infections commonly cause swollen lymph nodes and the swollen nodes can persist even upto 3-4 weeks after the infection subsides.

Although the chances of getting HIV infection following unsafe sexual intercourse are low and the illness you are...

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I had oral sex with a man of unknown HIV status on 27th December 2011, I gave him a handjob with durex lubricant he ejaculated and I caressed his fresh semen for less than a minute after that I have realized I have hangnail on my thump it was not bleeding it was too small but I could see red skin there inside I don’t know when it was happened It was sling when I went to wash my hand I would like to know if I am at risk of HIV infection.
I have little fever slightly since Sunday 15th January 2012 and swollen throat but I can swallow normally and it doesn’t sore neither cough nor runny nose.
Yesterday I had slightly swollen lymph nodes under my left ear but it feels better today and today when I woke I think under my left armpit slightly but I dont know if what I am saying is right about my armpit… is this early symptoms of HIV infection ?? i need an answer for a consultant please

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thanks for posting your query.

The question is whether you have acute HIV infection or not?

It is difficult to predict the answer. Fever, fatigue, sore throat, myalgia and weight loss are the symptoms which could occur within two weeks after exposure.

You seem to have mild fever, sore...

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Recent questions on  Lentiviruses

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doctor i had sex i quit after that (it was 7 months and 10 days ago )my gf had urine infection i got from her at begining i had eiching on my dech but it went away by washing after 4 days and i had burning sensation and i got aantibiotic for that to makes me ok 2 morning to afternoon after taking for a week i developed feeling of having vommit and vomiting for a month and during that time i think because of urine infection at begining i had bad joiint ache that it moves now is better i did many tests for hiv tll 6 months and 26 days inculed hiv pcr rna 3 times at 43 days 75 days and 6months and aweek all negetive and i got my gf hiv antibodies till 90 days and she was negetive after having sex aweek after or 2 i feel i have fever my tempreture goes up comes down every day different tempreture between 37 to maximum few 37.7 and i still having this for more than 7 months on off dayaria on off joint pain very little joint pain on off lower back pain on off vision blured and chest tight ness i did all test cbc kedney function liver functin nothing is wrong in the tests plz help

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i had sexual intercourse with 2 partners when i was in teens and now i am 25 years old got married 8 months ago and i have chronic uti from past 1 yr and i am antibiotics for 5 days every months and i have gone through all the test including vdrl and hiv but they negetive.i have ecoil species found in vaginal cultural and pus cells in urine of 5-6 before and now it is 3-4.Is it std's and i am tensed that why it is taking such a long time to cure.Please help me out.

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I am 18 years old and have had issues with my health ever since I was born. I was born with HIV and have been taking ARV s since 2002. My problem is my body developed slowly and my breasts haven t grown. I m concerned that they will never grown. I want to know if there are hormone supplements that I can take those that will not affect my medication.

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i have papuolo rash they started behind my knee. now they are on my arms hands and behind. So far I have tried hydrocortisone but it s no help I am also hiv positive with a cd4 count of 1036 with a undetectable status. what is the best treatment for me?????

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I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this question but like so many others on here, some reassurance is always nice. I realize that my story is much like others that I have been reading through on here (with very helpful answers) but anxiety and...

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hii doctor , i had full massage from chines lady , no sex . only she put finger in my anus and when finish she hand job on my pines i make p24 ag ab combo after 40 days this test enough or i want any more test thanks

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Hello, 7 months ago, I french kissed a woman. I do not know whether or not she has HIV , but I am worried that I have contracted it from her. I have no symptoms (although I know that makes littles difference) and as far as I can remember, neither...

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