Expert Q & A Answers About HIV risk factors
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?
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?
I am a 22-year-old college student and have been with 14 partners. Three of them did not wear condoms. I had an STD a while ago, but nothing since then. I also get yearly exams and haven’t had sex in over a year. But I’m worried that I might have AIDS. I feel almost crazy thinking about it…and I’m too scared to get tested. What should I do?
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’m very scared because, in the last two or three months, I’ve had sex with different prostitutes. I used a condom, except when I had unprotected oral sex (mouth to vagina). Two days ago, I suddenly got a skin rash and fever. I thought it was just an allergy, but the anti-allergy pills haven’t made the fevers go away. Could I have gotten HIV or an STD? Please help!
I’m gay and I like having oral sex with my friend. But I heard that oral sex can be risky for getting HIV/AIDS. My partner is free from these diseases…do I have anything to worry about?
I just started hanging out with a new guy. We’ve been kissing and I gave him a blow job the other day without a condom. Should I be worried? How can I get HIV?
Can anyone get HIV or is it only some people who can get HIV?
I’m a guy and I also happen to be gay. I know that HIV is something to be concerned about. But I want to know a little more. How can you catch HIV?