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Have been on Genvoya since March 2016 with very little side effects, but that may  be because I was on Atripla before for 9 years. The Genvoya was definitely more tolerable for me. Since I have developed mild sensory peripheral neuropathy from possibly the emtricitabine that is a component of both Atripla & Genvoya, my ID doctor has just switched me to Tivicay/Prezcobix to see if my neuropathy improves. Just a little worried about going from 3 drugs to 2 drugs. Does anyone have any feedback about the efficacy of Tivicay/Prezcobix versus Tivicay/Descovy?
Living With HIV / Re: would you disclose to a probation officer?
« Last post by leatherman on Today at 01:28:32 PM »
are you going to be stuck with that same probation officer? that could be problematic in the future. ::)
Living With HIV / Re: would you disclose to a probation officer?
« Last post by AusShep on Today at 01:09:37 PM »


damn, had no idea how messed up that system is.  the lady without $41 to pay her fine and was put on probabation that costs $35 a month, plus I'm sure tons of late and other fees really made me mad.  she gave her entire tax return and still owed them money.  the guy spending 60 days in jail for one beer...
Am I Infected? / Re: May Have Taken Too Many Risk
« Last post by Wade on Today at 01:08:22 PM »
HIV is sexually transmitted through unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse...PERIOD.  Getting a blow job is NOT a risk even without protection
Your headache and fever has nothing to do with HIV so please see a doctor.

Best, Wade
Am I Infected? / Re: May Have Taken Too Many Risk
« Last post by Needtochange on Today at 12:57:38 PM »
How about loss of hardness and condom slipping but still covering head.

I am very concerned my headache and fever are due to HIV infection.
Am I Infected? / Re: May Have Taken Too Many Risk
« Last post by Wade on Today at 12:52:57 PM »
You are worrying needlessly , getting a blow job or fingering are not risks
protected or not. The lube makes no difference either.
It is safe to move on.

Best, Wade

To avoid infection,
You need to be using condoms for all anal and vaginal intercourse until you are in a trusting monogamous relationship and both have been tested for all STIs and HIV.
Everyone who is sexually active should have an annual exam and test for all STIs and HIV ,and always after unprotected intercourse. Always using condoms will give you peace of mind your tests will return with a negative result.
Am I Infected? / May Have Taken Too Many Risk
« Last post by Needtochange on Today at 12:45:14 PM »

I feel that I may have finally pushed my limits.  Each week I visit an massage place usually ending up getting protected oral and sex.  In the last two weeks I allowed the woman to perform oral to completion. I also allowed one of them to put her finger in my ass. I noticed afterward she had a small container of lube she had placed her finger in. I am concerned blood or other bodily fluids were in the contain and ended up in me.

At the beginning of this week I started out with a mild on/off headache. Today, Friday I have a 101 fever. I feel that I am now infected.

I sometimes have had issues with remaining completely hard when having sex, but condom always remained on covering head.

I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 12:38:31 PM »

          ojo         Hello my favorite Pittgurl...it's no nice to hear from you and know that you are doing great, you see, you've done a good job as a mother, daughters finishing school, especially, you have done even better with your son, letting him play the most beautiful sport of the world, REAL FOOTBALL, lol, I'm sure he followed the Copa America, Colombia did better than Mexico, ugh!!!...happy for you, too many "enamorados", I envy you, lol...about your questions, I will let the smart guys answer them for you, I just wanted to say hi and I'm happy and jelous, lol...hugs            ojo
In Memoriam / Re: A moving tribute to Joe Killfoile
« Last post by Wade on Today at 12:36:18 PM »
Jody , Thank You for posting that for us ...
The link worked perfectly
I Just Tested Poz / Re: From Italy with love: my story
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 12:27:20 PM »

          ojo        Hola....good luck, sending you good vibes, keep us posted...abracci       
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