Expert Q & A Answers About HIV transmission
My HIV antibody test is positive...but the Western Blot is negative. What does this mean? Do I have HIV or not?
About 7 months ago I visited a gentleman's club in Singapore (I was there for school). I wound up French kissing one of the workers there. I did not have sex ⎼ including oral sex ⎼ and no drugs at all. I got concerned about STDs so I went to a doctor for advice. He said that French kissing is a risk for HIV and I should get tested at 3 months...but I got scared so I got tested almost every week. And all ten tests were negative until my last test at a hospital. That test was an ag/ab test called a chemiluminescence test and the document they gave me had an index number on it (2.69). They ran a Western Blot for HIV-1 and HIV-2, both of which were negative. I went back for confirmation two weeks later and got the same results but with an even lower index number (1.72). I’m so confused about these results...but I also read that false positives are rare...do you have any advice?
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?
How is HIV spread? What are the ways you can get it…and can you get it from holding hands or is it just from sex? I’m so confused!
I want to be safe, but I don’t really know what to do. How do you get HIV? How do you prevent it?
I was just wondering where you can get HIV from. And what are the body fluids people always talk about?
Do you know how people catch HIV and how to avoid it?
I’ve been reading about Magic Johnson lately and I was wondering if you know how he got HIV?
I want to know how HIV spread.