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Hiv Infection

Infection caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is called the HIV infection. HIV damages the body's immune system, so the body is not able to fight off infections. HIV can get transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk.

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Why do I have frequent penile erections after a massage?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a full body massage three months back, and during that, the masseuse rubbed my penis, and I had ejaculation. Later, the semen was cleaned with a towel, and I took a hot water shower. After this incident, I started having a penile erection multiple times daily. After one month, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I think even a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test would also be negative, as the human immunodeficiency virus polymerase chain reaction test (HIV PCR) is negative after 95 days. Thus, there is no possibilit...  Read Full »

What is the risk of HIV with a broken condom?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a sex worker and the condom broke. I had inserted my penis inside her vagina when this happened, and for approximately two to three minutes, I did not ejaculate. I immediately withdrew and washed my penis with water. Before the incident, she also gave me oral sex. I imme...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected intercourse is low. A condom breakage can be considered equivalent to unprotected intercourse. If the person is HIV-negative,...  Read Full »

What is the chance of HIV infection after deep kissing?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a spa several times in the last month. I did not have any sexual intercourse, but the therapist did a hand job and gave deep kisses. And sometimes, we had to hump between the therapist's thighs near to her genital. We also had oral sex, and she sucked my penis for a maximum of o...  Read Full »

Dr. Davie Wong

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are concerned about contracting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the best approach is to get tested. You might get tested for other sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis C and B. The risk of catching HIV from or...  Read Full »

I got tested for HIV, and the results came back negative.

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken a HIV test due to a recent possible exposure. The incident happened 60 days ago. So, I did a rapid HIV test. It is negative. I also did a Western blot test. HIV 1 and HIV 2 are negative, but the serum control band is present. What does it mean? Is it indicative of an HIV i...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern.It is good that the HIV rapid and Western blot tests are negative after 60 days of exposure. The chances of HIV tests coming positive later are almost negligible. But it is better to go for an HIV antibodies test after three months of exposu...  Read Full »

I pierced my finger with a pin accidentally. Will I get HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my mid-twenties. Last week I accidentally pierced my index finger with a safety pin while piercing my cousin's wound, but I did not bleed. She is eight years old, and she is HIV positive. I got one tetanus shot after the incident. Now I am worried if I have transmitted HIV (Human ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This is not the usual route of transmission. In hospitals, many such incidents have been reported, and the difference is they get PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) within two hours. The test is done within two hours. If the result is non-reactive,...  Read Full »

Can I get HIV if I did fingering for a masseuse?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month I visited a spa for a body massage. I did fingering, touched, and sucked the nipples of the female massage therapist. She also had an orgasm. The foreskin of my penis came back during her handjob, and she used her mouth. I touched my exposed penis head and pulled my foreskin ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the details provided, your risk of exposure is very low or negligible. Because there was no contact with the body fluids. However, you should undergo screening tests as it was a therapist. I suggest you to take the following tests. Take fou...  Read Full »

Will an unprotected blowjob expose me to HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an unprotected blowjob done by a healthy female. I discharged semen twice into her mouth. Immediately after discharge, I washed my penis with soap. I know HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) cannot sustain in human saliva, but I need an expert opinion. What is the risk of HIV?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HIV transmission in a single unprotected oral sex with an infected person is almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity.  Read Full »

I am having a sore throat and body pain after protected sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. About 38 days ago, I had sex with a commercial sex worker. It was protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex. Also, there was deep throat kissing which lasted almost a minute. I am not sure about the condom being torn. For the last 3 weeks, I have had a sore ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhadeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The good news is if you have protected oral and vaginal sex, then the chances of getting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) are nearly nullified. Only at times, in the rarest of circumstances, can HIV be transmitted through some cuts in the genital mucosa, even after u...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of acquiring HIV from the vaginal fluid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male who had protected sex with a woman. After the intercourse, she gave me a massage with a naked body. I often have sores on my back because I scratch it, and I also have pimples there. Her vagina might have been in contact with my back during the massage. Is there a chance he...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV by single protected intercourse with an HIV-positive person are almost nil if the condom is used properly. By massage, as described, the transmission is not at all possible unless there are bleeding wounds on the skin. If the skin is ...  Read Full »

After unprotected sex, I have a sore throat. Is it HIV?

Query: Hello, My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex about two months ago. After that day, I was worried about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). After one week of exposure, I got a burning sensation in my hand, leg, feet, and toe that radiated from one hand to another. After two weeks, I got a sore thro...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You had a high-risk exposure, but tests after two months of exposure are negative. So, you do not have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Your symptoms are associated with a deficiency of vitamins and anxiety. I...  Read Full »

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