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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No ....: this is something that you don't need to worry about. Commit your energy to following Safe Sexual Practices every time you are intimate with someone:)... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
HIV type O: Such strains of HPV are extremely rare, especially in the US, and most such persons test positive anyway. You may as well worry about being struck by ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not HIV, believe it: There is no such thing as a "rare strain" of HIV missed by the standard tests. You have been grossly overtested. HIV test results always ove... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
What symptoms?: It does not appear that you have HIV infection. You did not describe your symptoms. If you still have doubts, please see a doctor as this forum may no... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Urban myth: There are no "rare strains" of HIV not diagnosed by the duo test. And oral thrush plus neuropathy-like symptoms would never be the only manifestations... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Sloppy replication: The human immunodeficiency virus is one of the fastest evolving entities known. It reproduces sloppily, accumulating lots of mutations when it copies ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
SIV and HIV: Primates (apes, monkeys, chimpanzee) had siv (simian immunodeficiency virus), which was the precursor to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). See htt... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Complicated: It is widely believed that the HIV virus migrated from the ape model (siv...Both viruses are very similar!). This likely happened early in the 20th c... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: There is wide variation in symptoms among different people affected with a similar type of virus.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely, especially of blood on the money is dried, and you have no open/bleeding wounds on your hands.

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