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Fear Of Hiv

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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I have an infection on my penis. Could it be HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am so worried because of an infection on my penis. I had sex 25 days before, and I took one tablet of Sildenafil 100 mg before sex. I did not use a condom. In the morning, I have a wound on my penis which becomes bigger day by day. It is like an infection. Now I am worried. Tell me w...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have opened all the files you sent (attachments are removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is a very big sore ulcer, and it can be painful. It might be an STD (sexually transmitted disease), consult a skin vene...  Read Full »

Do I have HIV due to condom-protected oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male. I had risky oral sex with three partners, but I wore a condom for each of my partners. A day after my last sexual intercourse, I experienced a fever, chills, and bacterial tonsillitis, where I had white pus around my inflamed tonsils. All of those symptoms compl...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As you have protected sex for each, there is no way it can be HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. Tonsillitis is seasonal, and you are tested for it. Cold and flu - it is not due to HIV; no cure is achieved ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain under the ribs and stomach discomfort after sexual intercourse with CSW. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have protected sex with a sex worker for the first time in my life and the last one. Can I be in contact with the virus? After two weeks I have some pain under the ribs on the left and right side, and stomach pain but not every time.  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If it is a protected sex then these symptoms may occur due to other reasons. The pain in the mid-abdomen is mostly due to acid peptic disorder. Do not worry as it is not due to HIV (Human mmunodeficiency Virus) infection. You...  Read Full »

I have patches on my tongue after oral sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I received oral sex from someone whose status was unknown to me. I was not feeling well the day after, so I went to the doctor, and they said I had pharyngitis (group A Streptococcus), so they treated me with Amoxicillin, and the symptoms disappeared except for the white tongue. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. White tongue is not related to sex. It can be due to conditions like constipation, fungal infections, etc. You have done a lot of tests, and all are nonreactive. The chances of HIV are very low if the test results are negative. I would sugges...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with unknown women and developed fever, mouth sores, and diarrhea, but tested negative for HIV. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am unsure if I entered the woman I had unprotected intercourse with for one minute. After one month of that encounter, I got a fever, mouth sores, cold, and diarrhea that resolved within a few hours without any medications. I did my HIV tests after one month of that encounter, and the...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Do not be concerned; your test results were negative, and your symptoms either went away alone or were treated with medication. The symptoms of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or STD (sexually transmi...  Read Full »

I have been feeling weak and feverish after non-penetrative intercourse with a girl in a massage parlor. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been to a massage parlor last week and there the girl rubbed her vagina a lot but did not put her fingers inside. The girl gave me a hand job. The girl washed her hands with soap before giving me a hand job. But I forgot to wash my hands and touched my penis in between while she ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You were wearing your undergarments. So do not worry. No need to test. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.   Read Full »

Kindly let me know if my HIV test results are reliable.

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 »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

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 had unprotected oral sex with a woman at a massage parlor. I also had a cut in my mouth at that time. Will I get HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected oral sex with a woman belonging to a Southern country in a massage parlor in an Western country. I also had a cut in my mouth while performing oral sex. Am I at an increased risk of contracting HIV? I am so scared. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We will help you identify and solve your health concerns. There are very rare chances of acquiring HIV through oral unprotected sex with a cut in the mouth. Since the lady is from a Southern country, the chance of developing HIV is slightly high. The prevalence of...  Read Full »

I was ill, following unprotected oral sex with a gay male. The results of all my HIV tests are negative but I am worried. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected oral sex with a gay male. 12 days later, I did an HIV RNA test, and the results were undetectable. On the 31st day after exposure, I tested negative after doing the HIV 4th generation test with p24 antigen. Approximately around day 32, I became ill with a sore throa...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. You have taken enough tests, and all are negative. All the tests taken on the 12th and 31st days are negative. On the 32nd day, you developed a sore throat, enlarged ly...  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 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) 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 rub...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

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 consen...  Read Full »

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