Fear of HIV, often known as AIDS phobia, is a kind of nosophobia in which a person feels they are infected despite having tested negative for HIV. AIDS phobia is a deep-seated issue; it has nothing to do with reports but rather with the guilt of engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior or obsessive thought.
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Should I undergo any other screening tests for HIV apart from the HIV PCR RNA test ten weeks after exposure?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a stranger four months ago. After four weeks, I observed rashes on my back on both sides and intense itching that persists till now. After ten weeks, I got tested for HIV PCR RNA test, and the result was undetected. After four months, I did th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen the attached pictures (the attachment is removed to protect the patient's identity). The rashes look like bruises in most places. The fourth-generation test is authentic and 99.9 % correct. Which means you are HIV-negative. For the s... Read Full »
I got a handjob from a sex worker, and have sores on the tip of my tongue. Is it related to HIV?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 30 years old. A few weeks back, I encountered a sex worker whose HIV status was unknown. We cuddled, and I squeezed her nipples. I kissed her shoulder, and finally, she gave me a handjob. The hand job was around 10 seconds, and in between that, I rubbed her pubic area, but she was ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), they are simply ulcers. I suggest you the following. (Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their con... Read Full »
I had a sexual exposure of receptive anal sex.I had episodes of vomiting, diarrhea, and fever after a sexual encounter. Why? However I am worried that I might have contracted
Query: Hi doctor, I had a sexual exposure two and half months ago, wherein I had receptive anal sex, where that guy inserted his penis only two times as I bled a little. Then I sucked him, and he ejaculated in my mouth where I had no sores. Four days after this, I got nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a low-... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You had symptoms, and you went for third generation, which were negative. So it means no HIV status. Take plenty of liquids, three to three and a half liters, so if at all residue of infection if it goes. Liquid Citralka two teaspoons times a... Read Full »
After unprotected vaginal intercourse, I started having a dry cough and frontal headache. Do I have HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male who had unprotected vaginal intercourse with three different females three weeks ago. I later asked their status, and they told me they were negative. Five days ago, after I suspected I might be HIV positive, I started having a dry cough which occurred after alm... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The test is of no use as the ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit takes around seven to ten days to test positive, and RNA (ribonucleic acid) PCR (polymerase chain reaction) on the 15th day. Fourth gene... Read Full »
I am worried about HIV as I had a sexual encounter with a commercial sex worker. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor,Last week I met a commercial sex worker. I do not know her HIV status. First, we both kissed, and then she came on my lap, and I did not insert my penis. Then we kissed again, she did a blow job, and I took a condom and did vaginal intercourse. Again, I had no cuts on my penis. After that,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. RNA PCR is only active on the 15th day. So your test needed to be more conclusive. Therefore, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) to be taken for 28 days. If you go for the next episode, you have to start PEP again if unprotected sex, vaginal... Read Full »
I had protected sex with a woman last week and had a skin peeling on my nail edge before sex. Can HIV be transmitted through it?
Query: Hi doctor,Last week I had protected sex with a woman. While that sex, there was a skin peeling on the edge of my nail. This peeling had occurred the day before sexual intercourse and got bleed. There was no bleeding during sexual intercourse, but there was a clotted wound. I did not put my finger in... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Protected sex means no risk. A little kiss may cause HSV (herpes simplex), herpes, and STD (sexually transmitted disease). You must be under treatment for herpes. Take capsule Acyclovir 800 mg of daily after food. The actual dose is six times a day. But it is not possi... Read Full »
I had oral sex with a stranger, and now I have a red bump on my tongue. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I had oral sex with a stranger, and we humped on each other, and our genitals touched each other. The next day, I got a white dot on my tongue and a red bump on the backside of my tongue. After a few days, I checked for HIV, HBS, and Syphilis, HPV, and all tests were negative... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The attached file (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows that the edge of your tongue is ragged, not smooth, meaning you have a Folic acid deficiency. Red bumps are also seen. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) symptoms... Read Full »
I accidentally pierced my index finger with a safety pin while piercing my cousin's wound. 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 from th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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-react... Read Full »
I did not see any blood when the therapist, with a needle in his pocket, sat on my thighs during a massage. Should I be concerned about HIV?
Query: Hello doctor,I got a massage from a female four years ago. When she sat on my thighs, I felt a sharp pain for a few seconds, but when she got off, I did not have any pain. I am 99 % certain that this is not a needle prick. Why would a therapist try to infect me by sitting on my thighs with a needle ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems that it is nonreactive. As there was no penetrative sex, there is a very low risk of exposure. So, you are safe. You do not need to undergo any further tests. The accuracy o... Read Full »
I have a persistent rash and fatigue. I have undergone several tests for HIV infection. Are the tests conclusive or require any further tests for confirmation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and I fingered someone with a superficial one-day-old cut on the finger. My complete STD and Hepatitis panel test at 52 days was negative. At 42 days, the rapid immunochromatography test for HIV 1 and 2 was negative. At 49 days, CMIA HIV 1 and 2 antibody screen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have gone through all the tests, which were negative, which means you do not require further tests. Your complaint of non-itching rashes that appeared two weeks after exposure and persisted till the eighth week can be due to allergy to any subject that you used f... Read Full »