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Estoy infectado? / Re: Rastrillo de afeitar
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 07:51:10 AM »
Hombre, otra vez tengo que decir estas preocupando innecesario. No tenia un riesgo. La proteccion del condon contra la transmicion es muy efectivo.

Puede probar si desea hacerlo solamente por su paz mental, pero es innecesario. 
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly diagnosed and no sense of urgency from dr.
« Last post by zach on Today at 07:05:01 AM »
aww irish, best christmas ever seeing you again ((((irish))))

you fat ass!

totally agree with pittman, <20 IS UD... your doctor seriously wants to switch your meds over that?!? i'd think long and hard about that man, doesn't sound right to me. in the absence of side effects or some very valid reason... what would the point to switching up be?

Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 04:44:09 AM »
Thanks for the info about PCP .
Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 04:14:23 AM »
Special.thanks to Ted and GRASSHOPPER, too.
Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 04:11:13 AM »
Greetings to you all from TOKYO. 
I am delighted to have gotten messages from the USA, Switzerland, and France.  Thank you very much.  This past year has been a very difficult one since I got PCP and was found POZ.  Everyday I  have thought about my death.  The messages from the LTSs mean a lot to me.    Today this came to my mind - maybe I will not be able to overcome my fear easily.  One thing I can do now is to give my life a two-year increment (conservatively) and extend it if possible at the next stage.   I got a hint from Mark S. King.   You may laugh saying this idea is silly as you say that the medication now is excellent.   This way of looking at my life may help me at least until I get to feel more confident. 

Jeff G. - thank you for your patience.
Leatherman - I appreciate your encouraging words.
Zach - arigato .
Almosttoolate - thank you for your kind words.
Tonny - gracious.
Mecch -  danke.
Eric - ありがとう、merci.
Am I Infected? / Am I infected HIV ?
« Last post by laf0501 on Today at 04:03:17 AM »
First of all, sorry for my poor English. I am not a English speaker but I try my best to express my questions clearly. I have few questions:

1>   Is the condom reduce the effectiveness on the prevention HIV if I used it for both oral and anal sex at the same time. I mean that After the sex worker gave me a blowjob IN 20 MINUTES, I had anneal sex with her by using this condom (I didn't use the other condom). Is there any chance for me to be infected HIV (anal sex) if the Latex on the condom had Been disappear because of her blowjob.

2>   After I had anal sex, I  didn't check whether or not the condom had been broken. If It had a hole, virus can pass through and infect. I am very PANIC about the chance I caught HIV in this case.

3>   As far as I remember, The worker told me that it is likely that  I worn BACKWARD/Opposite, CONDOM, but I didn't care and continued anal sex. Wearing backward condom put my heath at risk in term of HIV infection ?

4>   About Stds, if the condom wrap A HALF of my penis, can I be infected by studs such as HPV, HSV 1-2, goherra, syphills,

Thanks for your help
Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 03:42:16 AM »
Wow. You know my language.  Thank you  and merci.
(You are in Paris!) 
Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 03:39:38 AM »
Thank you very much for the clear explanation.
The percentage is almost the same here.
Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by eric48 on Today at 02:55:16 AM »
Today, testing and entering into treatment means you are no more infectious

The epidemic stops where people use protective gear and ,those, unfortunatly infectected have the means to say: the virus stops here because i treat myself

Mandatory testing is an idea that may find its way back into the arena

Eric ( uninfectious for the last 5 years )
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly diagnosed and no sense of urgency from dr.
« Last post by pittman on Today at 12:42:46 AM »
I'm confused, a VL less than 20 is undetectable.  Why the thought to change meds?

And I hope your holidays were good too. I used to weigh 140ish, now 150. Could use some more excercize to make the extra 10 a good thing.
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