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HIV-AIDS Phobia - What Is It And Can It Be Treated?

Dr. Vinod Raina 94% (5165 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
HIV-AIDS Phobia - What Is It And Can It Be Treated?

AIDS and HIV are words that can still provoke feelings of fear and anxiety in many people today and this in spite of the fact that this viral infection is no longer the killer it once was. With the advent of sophisticated drugs used in combination therapy, HIV has become a largely manageable condition, something that can be successfully lived with. Where HIV was once shrouded in mystery, and even called 'God's vengeance', today we know that HIV is a viral infection that may be acquired through a few well-established routes. We know that HIV transmission can occur through sexual contact, blood-to-blood contact, such as sharing hypodermic needles, and passed from mother to baby during pregnancy, the birthing process or through infected breast milk. HIV simply cannot be transmitted through activities such as hugging or most kissing, nor can it be acquired from toilet seats, shared eating utensils, glasses, cups or plates etc. because of this there is no real need to be anxious about these particular areas.

In fact, HIV is such a fragile virus - or, to be exact, a 'retrovirus' - that the virus can survive for only a brief period of time when outside of the body. 

Outside of the condom touch my penis head which after 1 month I have ulcers in mouth and small I pimples in penis I am in HIV risk? Please answer doctors.

Dr. Ishwar Gilada 95% (2836 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
Outside of the condom touch my penis head which after 1 month I have ulcers in mouth and small I pimples in penis I a...
You have not described exposure history. Without that I can not comment. Pl take a private consult with audio video chat and then I can guide you properly and explain you what is to be done.
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I had unprotected sex with prostitute 3 months ago. I had typhoid after 2 months from contact with her. Now I had a small mouth ulcer. Am I contacted with HIV? I had no other symptoms still now. Please answer me sir.

Dr. Ishwar Gilada 95% (2836 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
I had unprotected sex with prostitute 3 months ago. I had typhoid after 2 months from contact with her. Now I had a s...
Pl do HIV HBsAg and VDRL tests after 90 days of exposure. Take HBV vaccines. Mouth ulcers may not have any relationship with STDs. Please take private consult with audio video chat and then I can guide you properly.
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Had an unprotected exposure. After 10 weeks did hiv duo test by cmia method. Value was 0.523. 2 weeks back value was 0.444. My first question is change in value means anything? Second - what further test are required? Help.

Dr. Trupti Gilada 93% (196 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Fellowship in HIV/AIDS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Had an unprotected exposure. After 10 weeks did hiv duo test by cmia method. Value was 0.523. 2 weeks back value was ...
Change in value means nothing. Both are negative. HIV duo is usually confirmatory 12 weeks after exposure. So no more tests are required. Dont worry- you are fine.
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I did hiv test after 3 4 5 and 11th month 1) elisa - 3rd month - negative 2) hiv tridot - 4 mon 5 days- negative 3) hiv cmia test (1 and 2 duo antigen antibody) --5 month 8 days - negative 4) hiv tridot - again after 11 months 10 days - negative. I have not had any sexual encounter since then. Is my last test conclusive? Can I rest in piece.

Dr. K V Anand 93% (23506 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I did hiv test after 3 4 5 and 11th month
1) elisa - 3rd month - negative
2) hiv tridot - 4 mon 5 days- negative
3) h...
Dear user. Thanks for the question. HIV spread through Contact between broken skin, wounds, or mucous membranes and HIV-infected blood or blood-contaminated body fluids. Deep, open-mouth kissing if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the HIV-positive partner gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner. HIV is not spread through saliva.
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Hello Doctor, I had an unprotected anal sex with unknown women recently, but it was hardly for one minute do I have any Chance of HIV as this encounter was of few seconds only. Please advise.

Dr. Urmil Bishnoi 86% (86 ratings)
Ph.D Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hello Doctor, I had an unprotected anal sex with unknown women recently, but it was hardly for one minute do I have a...
Dear user, Having unprotected sex with an infected person is one way the virus spreads because during sex, infected fluids it such as semen, vaginal fluids, or blood are passed from one person to another. If you have unprotected anal sex with an infected partner and if you are insertive person the risk of hiv infection is slightly higher than through the vaginal sex. For more quarries and clearance please book you appointment through lybrate.
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