Questions in Category: HIV & AIDS

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I understand access to free or subsidised HIV treatment is only available to New Zealand citizens or Australian citizens living in New Zealand. Are NZ residency holders (not citizens) are eligible for access to free or subsidised HIV treatment as well?

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I received a job opportunity from New Zealand but I'm living with HIV in Brazil. I would like to know if New Zealand provides HIV treatment for people who have work visas.

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Can I apply for a visa to visit or live in New Zealand if I am living with HIV?

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I had sex with this girl, her vagina was wet but we both don't have wounds. I bathed shortly after sex, can I get HIV?

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I had sex with sex worker about month ago, and I did use condom as protection the all time. However I also realised that I had a small cut on my knee which was exposed to the bedding and her skin although there was no blood or any fluid contact on the cut. Now I have a bit of diarrhea and feeling tired through this weekend not sure of why. With situation I described, I am worried if I am at high risk?

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How long does it take after the exposure to HIV for the symptoms to start showing ? And what are the symptoms. I have had protected sex (used condom while getting a blowjob as well as sex) with a sex worker three days ago and now have a major cold and running nose, no temperature but mild headaches, I am worried...

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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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I had protected anal sex with a guy who did not know his HIV status; he did not cum at all and he was wearing a condom whilst inside me. He put lube on his penis with his hands before he inserted it. I gave him a blowjob with the condom on and a handjob, he still did not ejaculate. The condom did not break, he gave me an unprotected hand job and I came. His lips touched my penis for a second but I pulled away. What is the risk of me being exposed to HIV ?