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Research News & Studies / Re: Gene Surgery at Temple U
« Last post by tryingtostay on Today at 11:49:10 AM »
^ that's incredibly fascinating aside from the fact of my introspective look.
Am I Infected? / Re: hiv in an apple
« Last post by louis80 on Today at 11:46:00 AM »
I think blood in an apple is airtight as blood in syringe,why syringe can infectious and apple is can't?
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Re: Saying hello
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 11:35:23 AM »
Welcome to the Forums . You originally posted this in a year old thread so I moved to into one of your own so that it can get the attention it deserves . I'm happy you found us .
Yep ... snuff .
Am I Infected? / Re: hiv in an apple
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 11:22:12 AM »
You do know Snow White was just a fable and you do not need to fear poison apples . Unless you are living with 7 dwarfs and have an evil queen as an enemy you are safe from tainted fruit as far as HIV is concerned .

The the risk factors for HIV are ...
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex .
Sharing IV drug rigs after an infected person .
Mother to child during or shortly after childbirth .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

snuff? so did my granny. made all of her own dresses, had a pocket that fit a mason jar, with a paper towel in it. she could flick and spin the top off, spit, and put the top back on... all in one motion, and never miss a stitch while she was quilting

she could outspit every boy in the family, we'd all sit on the porch and see who could spit the furthest
Am I Infected? / Re: Anal sex exposure
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 11:14:41 AM »
You are most welcome !

I'm young, and want to keep all my options open in terms of resistance so I'd be keen to overcome any longer term diahorrea with other treatments rather than change my regimen altogether, is this sensible?

Changing medication due to side effects doesn't cause resistance issues. Whatever pills you were on before the change you'll be able to return to if the need ever presented itself.

That said, I would still go the imodium route from a pharmacy for simple diarrhea issues. That said what you describe just sounds like softer stools than usual -- who cares? I mean is it altering your quality of life in that you're running to the bathroom because you can't hold it in or actually crapping in your pants -- those are diarrhea issues that actually matter. A simple change in stool composition, if that is what you are having, is not a huge issue in my opinion.
Am I Infected? / Re: Anal sex exposure
« Last post by cheeky01 on Today at 11:14:04 AM »
Great. thanks for your time!
OH great, I quote my hillbilly Gma and you quote the Dalai Lama!   ;)

My granny was wiser than a Lama but she could spit when really mad  ::) .
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