HIV/AIDS Risk Calculator

HIV/AIDS Risk Calculator

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Do you feel anxious and afraid of being at risk of HIV/AIDS infection? Or even worried you may have been infected with HIV that could possibly develop into full blown AIDS soon? Use our HIV Risk Calculator with questions that probe into the risk factors and determine if any of them applies to you. If you believe you are at risk of being exposed to possible HIV infection, it is of utmost importance that you get tested for HIV at the earliest.

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that primarily transmits through unprotected sexual intercourse. It destroys the body's immunity and causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). AIDS was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic.

Calculate your HIV Risk
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1.Have you had unprotected sex with someone who has or may have AIDS? Yes No
2. Have you ever indulged in oral or anal sex with someone who has or may have AIDS? Yes No
3.Have you had sex with many partners or had sex with someone who has had sex with many partners? Yes No
4.Have you ever come into contact with the body fluids of someone who has or may have AIDS? Yes No
5. Have you ever shared sex toys, needles or syringes with someone who has or may have AIDS? Yes No
6.Have you ever had sex with someone who has used needles or syringes to take drugs? Yes No
7.Have you at any time suffered from sexually transmitted diseases like genital warts, genital herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, Gonococcal or non-Gonococcal urethritis? Yes No
8.Have you ever had transfusion of unscreened blood or medical injections from unsterilized equipments? Yes No
9.Did you experience any of the following in the last 6 months: persistent cold and flu, extreme weight loss and fatigue, persistent diarrhea, recurring night sweats? Yes No

AIDS Facts

  • Though Human Immunodeficiency Virus is known to be transmitted only when the blood or blood products of an infected person come into contact with the blood of a healthy person, it is also found in the Saliva of the infected person in small amounts.
  • The Virus can be transmitted from an infected mother to a child during pregnancy or delivery and while breast-feeding.
  • The HIV test of an infected person can show false negative results until the person develops anti-bodies against the virus. So we advise you to take HIV test every 3 to 6 months if you think you may be infected.
  • The HIV infected person may develop severe flu like symptoms, diarrhea, night sweats within 2-3 weeks of exposure and these may disappear in weeks. Or the person may not experience any symptoms at all.
  • It is not the Virus that kills the infected person but opportunistic infections that the infected person acquires due to immune deficiency caused by HIV.

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sonmezibr, Spain

This test is extremely misleading. First of all, there is no distinction between HIV and AIDS in the questions. If the person we have sexual contact with is HIV positive, this does not automatically mean that we are at risk. For example, the virus load of an HIV positive person who is under ART treatment [modern and the most common treatment for HIV], could be 'undetectable,' meaning that the transmission rate of the virus to an HIV negative person is around 0-1% (which is extremely low, and even lower than transmission risks of unprotected oral sex). Second, the transmission rate of the virus also depends on the period in which the HIV positive person acquired the virus. For example, the transmission rates during the initial periods of contact with HIV is not the same as the later periods. In summary, my point is that such tests as this one are only misleading and they only serve for augmenting the HIV related stigma that makes so many lives to be lived in a burden. The only non-misleading thing that this test has is that the testing for HIV and other STD's are crucially important. Whether you belong to a high- or low-risk group, getting tested every 3 to 6 months is important for your own health, and also the people you are in contact with sexually. I am an academic who is working on HIV and HIV-related stigma and I found this test by accident. I must say that I was shocked and disappointed with the fact that it is 2020 and we are still using, and being encouraged to use, such methods (these tests) to see whether we need to get tested. If you need help please seek professional help by your local doctor or website of HIV organizations. As the source of this test (from 1997), the measures and its outcome are outdated.

teddyrukspin, Netherlands

http://www.hiv-zelftest.nl

teddyrukspin, Netherlands

check you hiv status at hiv zelftest or hiv thuistest

david13, Netherlands

at http://www.hiv-testing.com/en/hiv-calculator/ you can find a more detailed hiv/aids calculator

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