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HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that is sexually transmitted and affects the body's ability to fight infections. It is a lifelong condition that progresses to a more severe form known as AIDS in the long run.

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I had oral sex with my HIV-affected aunt last night but used a condom. Am I in a danger zone?

Query: Hello doctor,Last night I had oral sex with my HIV-affected aunt, but I was using a condom. She sucked my penis and she spitted on my leg. After that, she removed the condom with her hands touching the foreskin of my penis. Am I in a danger zone?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It seems from your query that you received oral sex from a woman who is HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infected. This sexual act of receiving oral sex carries a negligible risk, as there is no exchange of body fluids....  Read Full »

What tests detect the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) precisely?

Query: Hi doctor, I started testing for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) after six months of sexual intercourse. It is now one year after exposure, and all the tests are negative. My recent test was a comb aids test, and it came as negative. However, I am worried because of some symptoms. After one year,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your queries, and The answer to those are, Lymph node enlargement is not a diagnostic sign of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It could be non-specific and due to any viral or bacterial infection. Underarm sore could be a folliculitis. A pictur...  Read Full »

I suspect that HIV infected blood from straw contacts my chapped lips. Should I take HIV-RNA test?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a beach and I ordered for coconut water. Possibly when the coconut water was given there was a straw that the coconut vendor put in the coconut with his hands. On that day my lips were chapped or cracked. I drank the water by the straw. After that, I saw that the fingers of t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) acquisition is unwarranted in this case. HIV can only be transmitted by sexual contact, through the exchange of contaminated syringes or needles, blood transfusion or there can be vertical transmission from HIV infected mo...  Read Full »

I am feeling urethral discomfort post-hand job. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I received a hand job from a mysterious individual, and afterward, I put hand sanitizer all over my groin area. I think I put some in my urethra as well. Later that night I noticed a dull discomfort in my urethra, but nothing painful. It does not hurt when I pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hand sanitizers are usually alcohol based preparations. No wonder that it caused some burning or discomfort in urethra. But do not worry, you did not cause any significant harm to yourself. This might not be the sole criteria to worry for STI (sexually transmitted infecti...  Read Full »

I had unprotected anal sex. Will it cause HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a homosexual man who had a sexual encounter three weeks ago, and I am now concerned about the possibility of transmitting HIV. Despite the other man's claim of being clean, I do not trust him as we had just met. During our encounter, which involved attempting anal sex with me as t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission can occur through precum, and engaging in unprotected anal sex, even without ejaculation, poses a significant risk. Studies indicate a risk of one out of 200 for unprotected...  Read Full »

I worry if my HIV test result is false negative. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I took HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) RNA(Ribonucleic Acid) TMA (Thrombotic Microangiopathy) TEST after six days and seven hours of exposure, and it was negative. But I am still worried. Can this result be a false negative? What about the accuracy of this test?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Although the test is sensitive, you have taken this test too early from the day of last exposure. You need to get retested after two weeks of exposure with the same test. I want to tell you the HIV test recommendations: The recommendations are fourth-generation HIV rapid ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of HIV transmission from unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a sex worker without a condom. Now I am worried I have HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or AIDS(Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus). Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome​ to The only way to clear the doubt after an unprotected exposure is to get tested. I will suggest you to get your HIV Rapid test now. This will tell your baseline HIV status. If it is negative, get your fourth generation rapid test at four weeks of exposure. If the same...  Read Full »

Can a negative HIV test after past unprotected sex affect my future?

Query: Hello doctor,I have engaged in unprotected sex with two girls, including my girlfriend and friends. After six months, I took an HIV screening test, and it came back negative. However, I am getting married next month, and I am confused about how this will affect my future life, my wife, and the next ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello,Welcome to sex with multiple partners not only puts you at risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) but also other sexually transmitted infections. If you had unprotected sex with a partner of unknown HIV status and you have tested HIV negative after three months of exposu...  Read Full »

Does HIV cause low WBC?

Query: Hi doctor, I apologize at the beginning of the long description (just trying to be more descriptive to get the right answer). I am a 35-year-old male who had unprotected sex eight months back. I had no symptoms at all, but the next month I started to have some fears about HIV, so I had an Instant HI...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The answers to your queries are: It is not an unusual scenario to see a more extended time clearing candidal infection in normal healthy individuals. For your present infection, I suggest taking, Tablet Flucon (Fluconazole)150 mg once a day for ten days regularly. This sh...  Read Full »

I recently had protected sex and had bumpy dots on the hand. Is this HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had unprotected sex with a prostitute last month. I had a condom with me for the starting the last five minutes she took off the condom and put my penis into it for about 5 minutes or lesser. For a few days, I have nothing because I did not know much about HIV only heard it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I want to bring some of the recent facts about HIV tests. Studies have shown that the recent tests are highly sensitive and specific and HIV seroconversion (positivity) could be detected within one to two weeks after the onset of illness by the majority of the currently...  Read Full »

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