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How does risk of HIV infection compare between oral sex and bare-backing a person having no detectable virus? If undetectable = 30-50 copies/ml (from a US website), what is an average loading for saliva?

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Where can I get tested for STIs if I'm under 18?

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Hi there. I'm visiting my folks for a couple of months and they're not aware of my positive status. I also tested positive for CMV. I do feel pretty paranoid that I might end up infecting them accidentally. My father squashed a mosquito on my leg and he had a good drop of my blood on it. I put hand sanitizer on it and then I caught him rubbing his nose, close to the eye. I had him wash his hands immediately. I had also shared a glass of water with him. He ended up with a fever a few weeks later, which lasted for 2 days. He hadn't been ill for 3 years prior to that. Now I've noticed that he's got the same blisters as me on his toes and a wart on his index finger like mine. I really hope that I'm just being paranoid here. What advice can you provide me with here and what can I do to keep my family safe from me? Thank you for your time.

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I have had sex with someone with HIV and the condom broke. I was wondering where to go to get tested as I can't go to my doctor.

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What will you do if we are HIV positive in a test? Will you quarantine us and treat or can we work and stay with family or friends?

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Hi there. What is the HIV/AIDS testing protocol like in New Zealand's Royal Navy? Are Navy personnel tested upon entry/discharge?

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My niece refuses to get a blood test and says she is terrified. But she has been involved in unprotected sex with more than one individual. Other swabs have been positive for Chlamydia and a bacterial infection but she needs to be tested for HIV & Hepatitis. Can this be done in Auckland area anywhere by a mouth or vaginal swab?

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I started fooling around with a guy just over a week ago who is HIV+. We started off kissing, and then he started licking me out, and fingering me. He then stuck his penis in my vagina a couple of times, unprotected. Things started progressing further, and he stopped to put a condom on, but before he did that, he came on my vagina and licked it off while still fingering me, he then finally put the condom on and we had sex. But I am now seriously freaking out. What are the chances, and how soon can I get tested?

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Hi ... In the past 48 hours I had sex with sex worker. She got condom from the packet and put it on, but I wasn't hard so she gave me oral for a full minute till I got fully hard. Then we used the same condom as she sat on top of me for one minute and then I got on top of her for two minutes until I ejaculated inside her with the condom on. I didn't notice any condom breaks or slips because the condom was still on me when I took it out. And then she cleaned it out with tissue and I went and took a shower. She did suck my nipple and I did suck hers to. Since then I've been getting symptoms of itchiness all over my body as well some itchiness in the testicular area. Could I have caught something? Please, what shall I do?

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Last week I ended up in a massage parlor/brothel in Napier. I ended up having unprotected sex in the spa with one of the girls working there. The next day I found a small cut on the end of my penis. A week later I have pain at the end of my penis and a sore throat. I'm worried I have an STD or HIV. What should I do? I'm now back in Australia. Should I be worried?