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Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by mitch777 on Today at 07:26:11 PM »
Will you be doing community service again for this blizzard?

Oh, and the free BJ's refer to snow blowing for the record.  8)
Am I Infected? / Worried About Possible HIV Infection
« Last post by soworried_ on Today at 07:19:45 PM »
Hi everyone,

So 8 days ago (last Saturday) I had both receptive and insertive anal sex with another guy without using a condom. We also had oral sex, but from what I have read, this carries a negligable risk. There was no ejaculation, but I'm sure there must have been some st least some pre-cum.

Unfortunately, I do not know the guy hardly at all. He seemed completely healthy and fine, but I know that not everyone with HIV would necessarily show any signs or symptoms. He claimed to be completely clean, but I don't know how much I can really trust that. He said he got tested this Summer after his last partner (but did not specify what kind of test he got or how long after his last partner) and that the only thing he had done since was give and receive oral sex.

I immediately regretted having had unprotected sex especially given me hardly knowing the guy. I became more worried when, 3 days after the event, I woke up with a sore throat (nothing severe at all, but still).

I went to the doctor that day and they did a bunch of tests on me. The results were negative for any other STD's (chlamydia, gonorrhea, etc.) and I had an antibody HIV test that came out negative (though I know this would not be conclusive for any recent infection). I was given antibiotics. Also, they prescribed Truvada to me, but they did not have the Truvada, so I was forced to wait until the next day at 10:00am to pick it up. This is now approximately 89 hours after the unprotected sex. I've read that it is only effective when used within 72 hours, but I've been taking it as prescribed anyway.

Since then, the sore throat has essentially subsided. I only have some mucus sometimes. I have been coughing and sneezing a little, but not much. My test results proved negative for a bacterial infection in my throat. My test results, however, also showed that I had a high White Blood Cell Count of 14.5 (Normal Range - 3.5-10), high Granulocyte % of 87 (Normal - 43-76), and low Lymphocyte % of 11 (Normal 17-48).

Because of all of this, I am very worried about having possibly been infected with HIV. I know the only way to know for certain is to take another test, but I'm really just wondering if the symptoms I have right now could possibly be from acute infection, if the Truvada could possibly still be effective, and when the appropriate time to take another test would be.

I also have a lot of anxiety over this so I am wondering if the anxiety could cause me to produce any more symptoms, which might then cause me more anxiety.

I really appreciate any advice from you all.

Thank you.
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by Miss Philicia on Today at 07:17:40 PM »
I know Medicare rules only allow a bone density scan once every 24 months so maybe that's part of it, wolf? If "medically necessary" they allow more but maybe your doctor wasn't going to jump that hoop, though I don't see why you wouldn't qualify. Did you confront the doctor on this billing issue?
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by initforlife on Today at 07:02:35 PM »
Y'all stay safe up there. does look really bad.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by J.R.E. on Today at 06:41:26 PM »
One good thing about a winter storm ,and no power
you can just put your food on the back porch and nothing goes rotten !

Been there,  Done that before !!   :)

Henry, I knew you were going to decide to do this when we talked and you know your body better than anyone.  If you need anymore support or just to talk, don't hesitate to call me again.  I may call you in a couple weeks to see how you're doing.

M, I have some experience with expedited reinstatement.  Pm me if you want to know anything.
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by BT65 on Today at 06:21:08 PM »
Yes!  That's exactly why I stopped Fosamax, though admittedly I had more horrible pains than the runs, though I had that also.  I have to have labs, and if everything is okay, I'll start the Forteo.  I have to quit these constant breaks.

But, they won't even order another bone density?  I'd like to know the real reason for that.  It doesn't sound right.  Sorry you're going through all this, aggravating.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Extremely Devastated
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 06:09:41 PM »
On a brighter side, I will be meeting my doctor tomorrow for the benchmark testing and see the status of my over-all health.

        OJO     Hi lazyriver...I wish I had the right words to make you feel better, but I think that the most important thing you have to do, is take care of your hiv, I wish you luck with your doctor...about your bf leaving you, I'm sorry but I guess he didn't love you enough, time to move on, you will find another bf...you are allow to cry, do it, but, life goes on...let' us know how your doctors visit goes...you need a big hug now, here, a big bear hug on your way      ojo
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by mitch777 on Today at 05:53:22 PM »
Fuck me. Since their last projection 8 hours ago the National Weather Service just doubled Philadelphia's snow totals. It's even worse for NYC -- 24-36"! I think the record for NYC is 27".

I'm not liking this one bit!! The latest report I saw was that we would be getting 22-30"!

I just got an automated call from our power company to be prepared for power outages. I can't ever remember getting one of those call EVER.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Sexo con hombres
« Last post by DIEGO92 on Today at 05:32:34 PM »
Entonces no debo realizar ninguna prueba ?
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