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First of all stop stressing out, you are not doing yourself any favours.

Go and get tested, as Joe said we cannot go by symptoms, ulcers could be because you are run down, loss of appetite could be caused by the stress you are putting yourself through, so many things can be causing you these ailments.

The only think you need to know now is how to go about getting tested, and that's all you need to know right now.

Come back and let us know your results which I expect will be negative.

Someone I Care About Has HIV / Re: Pregnant!! He is poz, im neg.
« Last post by Forgiven82 on Today at 04:46:00 AM »
Thank you so much harleymc and racheal_1. ☺
i will try my best to keep you posted or if there is any info to share 😉.
i did find out that i only need another hiv test myself. And if we do have unprotected sex again, just a blood test every 3 months. And was again reassured that when he is well medicated the chance of transmission is minimal 😊 apart from this there are no extra test or care as long as i remain negative ☺
I would like the writers to start next season with Oliver's boyfriend Connor, one of the major characters, to find out he also is poz.  This would provide great opportunity to educate and introduce to millions of viewers the realities of disclosure and the effects  on work relationships, family and  friends following  Dx.  Would  Connor choose to disclose to anyone?
My hunch is that Connor will remain negative, stay with Oliver and begin PrEP treatment.  Still a great opportunity to educate.
Am I Infected? / Re: Scared he says he'll hurt me if i gave him something
« Last post by kaya27 on Today at 01:08:12 AM »
I'm feeling very hopeless I now have ulcers on my gums dry mouth no appetite we are going to get test thursday but I'm so scared does insurance cover HIV meds? Do I have to tell my job of my status?how long is it till HIV turns to aids even when talking meds I'm scared need someone to talk too
I have been surprised how much backlash this has brought.  I've been surprised at the number of FB friends, who never weighed in on marriage equality or gay rights before, who are now posting they are against this law.

There are a few, who believe gays and the media are making too much of this.  They say Clinton signed a religious freedom law in 1993, which was sponsored by Sen. schumer.  When I read that law, it seems that was mostly about protecting the religious rituals of Native Americans.  It was struck down by SCOTUS on the state level, but remains in effect for federal. 

In fact, the majority of justices used it in the Hobby Lobby case.  From what I understand, Scalia back then ruled against Native Americans, but used the law to rule in favor of Hobby Lobby.  A few also talk about how 19 other states have this law.  I'm not sure what those laws say, but we had many laws that we are ashamed of now and have been struck down.  Clinton signed DOMA, but we've moved forward since then. 

These few also ask why gays would sue a photographer, for not wanting to take their wedding photos.  They ask whether a Jewish person should be forced to print materials for pro-Nazi groups.  Of course, that would be printing something for a hate group. 
Estoy infectado? / Re: se me rompio el preservativo
« Last post by francoboide on Today at 12:41:09 AM »
Hola Andy. Resultado negativo a Los 7 meses y aun con sintomas. Gracias de verdad. Ire al medico Para ver el camino porque de mid Dolores. Deben ser de Los nervios que llevo en estos 7 meses o debe ser algo psicosomatico. Gracias de verdad Andy. No cuando vuelvo a molestar. Gracias y gracias de verdad. ;)
Living With HIV / Re: How do you feel about being HIV+?
« Last post by oksikoko on Today at 12:25:20 AM »
Oksikoko, I'm sorry but I don't quite understand what you're saying. I'm sorry if my English isn't perhaps good enough to follow what you mean.

My incomprehensibility is well known. At least among the 5 or 6 people who know me.

I'm basically saying: dealing with HIV is just like dealing with anything else once you strip away the peculiarities of any given challenge we face in life. Though, granted, HIV's challenges are particularly particular. One of the key factors in overcoming any obstacle is whether or not there is someone, anyone, who supports you and sticks with you throughout good and bad. Some of us have no such person, while some have hundreds. The outcomes for the former group have empirically been shown to be worse across a range of metrics from performance in school to recovery after surgery.

There's not always much you can do to change (or meet) the people who are willing to help or support you, but you have complete control over choosing whom to support and help. So help and support someone.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Re: Estoy en riesgo?
« Last post by paco1312 on Yesterday at 11:40:51 PM »
mi duda es porque si la saliba no es infecciosa que detecta la prueba oraquick?
Positive Women / Re: Girlie online friendship & support group
« Last post by Lasthope on Yesterday at 11:19:30 PM »
Thank you, lupetto

Come join me :) wish my plans it great happy and have fun. And i wish you happy too beautiful lady .

Hugs x
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Yesterday
« Last post by anniebc on Yesterday at 11:11:26 PM »
Hi there

Welcome to the forum, everyone here is here to help out and answer any questions you may have.

This is my standard reply to all new comers, I hope it helps in some small way.

Reaction to the results you have received is difffernt for everyone, but over time you will find a way of coping with the virus, one that suits you, and it might be quite differnt from how others deal with it.

No one here will ever tell you it's easy, it's ok to get angry or scared, but don't let it take over your life, stress is natural, it can actually help some of us get through certain situations, but excessive stress can cause you physical symptoms and can damage your immune system further, just find ways to manage any stress you may be feeling, learn to relax and listen to your body.

Along with HIV comes anxiety and one way of tackling this is through information. gaining confidence in yourself and making informed decisions about your future.

Support is very important, you can get this from a qualified ID doctor, family and friends that you trust, and there are many support organizations out there...just make sure whoever you discuss this with is sympathetic, supporting and non judgmental about your HIV status.

Most important of all you have to remember that being HIV+ does not stop you from being the person you were before your diagnosis.  Stay well and take care

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