I just answered another question on this, but the truth of the matter is that there's not much solid research to confirm it high risk at all, and most experts think its low risk at the most. However, when looking at the official HIV prevention recommendations for post exposure prophylaxis with sexual exposure, they do recommend starting meds within 36-72 hours after exposure to reduce the risk if you either KNOW the partner is HIV positive or if you can't confirm their status either way.
Check out these websites that provide info on post exposure prophylaxis:
risk through bodily fluids coming in contact with the eye is a theoretical risk, but extremely low, and especially since you don't know whether this partner is positive or not. If you are really concerned, make sure you see a doc or go to an ER within 36 hours, and, if you can't get the partner's HIV status quickly and you are worried, you can ask for post exposure prophylaxis, which is taking HIV meds for a month.
Like I said, the risk from this exposure is low, but not zero IF the sexual partner is positive - and you don't even know that yet. So if you can get tested with him, do that. If you can't in a reasonable amount of time and it would give you piece of mind, consider the ER and requesting the post exposure prophylaxis like I said.
Keep us updated please and thanks for the question. Good luck!!!
I think this is a tough situation to speculate on, and from what you described it is probably equally likely that either of you got it from someone else before the relationship. Just because you are undetectable doesn't mean you can't transmit the virus to others, and just because your partner was diagnosed later doesn't mean that he got it from you.
It sounds like communication and talking about trust, and maybe re-establishing it between the two of you will be important right now. You may be able to use this moment to get closer and both work with each other to encourage taking care of your health as a couple.
At the end of the day, the best piece of advice I can give you, even though it may be easier said than done, is to not get caught up in who exposed who to HIV, but rather discuss the fact that now that you know, how will you move forward with your physical, mental and emotional health to do what you are supposed to do on this earth. Even if you track down the timeline and figure it all out, you have to ask yourself, what will that knowledge provide to you moving forward? It won't change the fact that you are both positive now, so it may be more productive to focus on the future than getting stuck in the past.
This is a tough situation, like I said, but I think you can get through it a stronger and better person.... good luck!!!
Like Dan said, there is a theoretical risk, since there was blood from both parties - however, the exposure seemed to be pretty brief so it's really hard to quantify any type of risk at this point. The other consideration to think about is if your friend is on medications and has an undetectable viral load, as this would reduce the risk to you. Testing is a good idea regardless, and if it happened in the Spring, will be very accurate.
Good luck and hopefully you two were/are able to work things out.
The symptoms you are describing could be just about anything, from a mild viral cold to allergies with the change of season. We definitely don't try to make diagnoses over the internet, but if you've had someone take a look at you a couple of times as you've described, it doesn't sound like there's much going on too serious.
blood in phlegm is usuall just bronchitis and most of those are caused by viruses that cannot be treated with antibiotics, they go away on their own.
conjunctivitis is also caused by a virus, and will go away as long as you don't rub it with your hands and spread to your other eye.
But don't worry about the HIV thing, you should be fine on that level. Good luck!
I'm not really sure how blood from someone you report is HIV positive got on your trousers, and you counted 3 drops, etc. It all sounds a bit strange to me to be honest with you. Despite that, the scenario you describe is not high risk for HIV at all. If you are really worried, wait a month and get tested.
there is absolutely no risk from this potential exposure. I would have your girlfriend go see a medical provider who can look at the rash, as it is likely something else. Sounds like you may have a little bit of guilt over the sex worker episode - her rash could be anything from an allergy, and your symptoms (headache and facial flushing) also could be anything. Have someone take a look at it and see what they think. Good luck!
not sure if you are still worried or not, but with this "exposure," you have nothing to worry about. You're also assuming the food handler is positive for either HIV or Hep C, which its more probable that she IS NOT, so since you didn't have any sex with her without condoms or anything else, you should be ok.
Those kind of ulcers from bites inside the mouth can be painful and take 1-2 weeks to heal. If you want to speed the process you can use a qtip and put hydrogen peroxide on it, or you can use an over the counter corticosteroid ointment (vaseline based, NOT the cream), and put that on the ulcer to soothe the swelling.
Regarding the rest, you should have no worries. If you want to just get tested for health care maintenance sake, I'm all for it, but I don't think you need to worry about this situation.
there is absolutely 0 risk for HIV from this contact. Not only because its just a fingerprint, but also because its exposed, even if it were blood AND was from someone who was positive, the virus would be dead since it had been exposed to air. DO NOT worry about that at all... enjoy your life!!!
While we can't prescribe you anything, we can provide resources to get testing to confirm whether you are HIV positive or not, but if you are feeling sick with your stomach and memory problems, why not go see a medical provider? They can do all the tests to make sure its not HIV or anything else.
Check out this website http://www.hivtest.org . Enter your zip code and you can find places to get rapid and likely free testing. Like I said, we can't diagnose you over the internet, but it sounds like you are really worried, so the best thing you can do is see a provider in person and get the test - you never know, it may not be HIV, but you won't know for sure until you get tested.