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Estoy infectado? / Re: Dudas acerca de posibles exposiciones
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 03:14:57 PM »
Puede usar cualquier prueba que es especificamente por el VIH. En su caso es carente de pertinencia que no esta circundidado. Esa hecho es importante solamente cuando teniendo la copula sin usando un condon.

Tambien tiene que recordar que no tenia un riesgo y probando por Vd. sera solamente por su paz mental. Estoy seguro que su resultado sera negativo.   
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Dudas acerca de posibles exposiciones
« Last post by Matiasrabioso123 on Today at 03:09:22 PM »
Además previo al encuentro sexual yo tengo la costumbre de orinar y lavarme el miembro pues no estoy circuncidado
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Dudas acerca de posibles exposiciones
« Last post by Matiasrabioso123 on Today at 03:06:48 PM »
Con probar se refiere a una prueba de Elisa?
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / 1st Night Taking Atripla
« Last post by 021815 on Today at 03:05:58 PM »
Hello,

Tonight will be my first night taking the HIV treatment, Atripla.  I am extremely nervous.  Any suggestions on how to best take this medication. 

Thank you!
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Living With HIV / Re: Isentress vs norvir and prezista
« Last post by zach on Today at 03:01:34 PM »
narrow it down to an actual root cause and you'll know better how to approach. put a name to your pain. in my case, they discovered lesions on my spinal cord. they aren't treated, but they are monitored regularly for change. if i had only treated the pain symptom, i may have one day allowed that lesion to go renegade.

just my pennies
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Am I Infected? / Re: Another oral sex discussion
« Last post by Joe K on Today at 02:57:52 PM »
You are welcome.

Joe
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Am I Infected? / Re: Another oral sex discussion
« Last post by hfin419 on Today at 02:56:11 PM »
Million thanks, yet again!
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Am I Infected? / Re: Another oral sex discussion
« Last post by Joe K on Today at 02:53:24 PM »
Joe K, these studies that you mentioned, could you possibly give me a link so I could read them?

No incident HIV infections among MSM who practice exclusively oral sex.
Int Conf AIDS 2004 Jul 11-16; 15:(abstract no. WePpC2072)??Balls JE, Evans JL, Dilley J, Osmond D, Shiboski S, Shiboski C, Klausner J, McFarland W, Greenspan D, Page-Shafer K?University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, United States

Oral transmission of HIV, reality or fiction? An update
J Campo1, MA Perea1, J del Romero2, J Cano1, V Hernando2, A Bascones1
Oral Diseases (2006) 12, 219–228

AIDS: Volume 16(17) 22 November 2002 pp 2350-2352
Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men.

Page-Shafer K, Veugelers PJ, Moss AR, Strathdee S, Kaldor JM, van Griensven GJ. Sexual risk behavior and risk factors for HIV-1 seroconversion in homosexual men participating in the Tricontinental Seroconverter Study, 1982-1994 [published erratum appears in Am J Epidemiol 1997 15 Dec; 146(12):1076]. Am J Epidemiol 1997, 146:531-542.

Studies which show the fallacy of relying on anecdotal evidence as opposed to carefully controlled study insofar as HIV transmission risk is concerned:

Jenicek M. "Clinical Case Reporting" in Evidence-Based Medicine. Oxford: Butterworth–Heinemann; 1999:117
Saltzman SP, Stoddard AM, McCusker J, Moon MW, Mayer KH. Reliability of self-reported sexual behavior risk factors for HIV infection in homosexual men. Public Health Rep. 1987 102(6):692–697.Nov–Dec;

Catania JA, Gibson DR, Chitwood DD, Coates TJ. Methodological problems in AIDS behavioral research: influences on measurement error and participation bias in studies of sexual behavior. Psychol Bull. 1990 Nov;108(3):339–362.

Joe
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Am I Infected? / Re: Another oral sex discussion
« Last post by hfin419 on Today at 02:51:36 PM »
Thanks for both for super fast answers! I forgot to mention that I'm gonna get tested for other STD's as well. I have a friend who unfortunately caught chlamydia through oral sex and I'm not too keen to experience that.

I've had anal intercourse only couple of times and both times I've used condom. And I will continue using it no matter what.

Joe K, these studies that you mentioned, could you possibly give me a link so I could read them?
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by Miss Philicia on Today at 02:35:43 PM »
I just went out and did some shoveling. There was at least six inches already and now they're saying we will have 8-11 inches by the time it ends at 8PM.
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