Expert Q & A Answers About HIV + AIDS
Sometimes my gums bleed a little. If I’m infected with HIV and my gums bleed a little, will my mom get infected?
If I had HIV-1/2 (EIA) antibody tests done at six weeks, 11 weeks and five days, and 17 weeks and two days…and all came back negative, do I need more testing? Or can I move on with my life?
I had unprotected sex with a man infected with HIV, but he pulled out before he came inside of me...am I at risk for contracting HIV? Also, I’m tired all the time...is this an HIV symptom? How long does it take for symptoms to appear?
The other day I was riding the bus and this woman next to me stood up to get off. I noticed her chair was wet, but still sat down. Later, I started to panic: if I sat on vaginal secretions, am I at risk for contracting AIDS?
I’ve been dating a young man for three months. We’ve had sex with a condom, and we perform oral sex on each other. Recently, I found prescriptions for drugs relating to HIV (Epivir, Norvir, Fortovase). My last HIV test a few months ago came back negative...but should I be concerned about contracting AIDS from my partner, and how do I approach him with this? Also, what are the necessary steps to find out whether I have been exposed?
I had unprotected sex with a girl and I want to find out if I have HIV. How long do I have to wait before I get an HIV test?
I’m a teenager and I’m starting to wonder about my risks. I know you can get HIV through blood, but can you also get it through sexual fluids? For example, could I get HIV by giving someone a blowjob?
If you get HIV/AIDS, what is the most common thing you feel?
Is it possible to get AIDS from saliva? My friend licked his finger while flipping the pages of a book and I immediately touched it, since I was explaining something. My thumb has a skin condition and has open cuts. My friend is gay and I’m not familiar with his sexual past. I heard that gay people are more likely to have AIDS - is this true? And if he does have AIDS, is it possible that I’m infected?
My friend and I were eating Japanese food and she took the chopsticks out of her mouth and stuck them in my hot noodle soup. I know for a fact that she has had multiple partners and hasn’t been tested for AIDS. I also have a small blister in my mouth that I’m worried makes me more susceptible to STDs. Should I be concerned?