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Glad your father got a donor. Hope all remains well with you too. Keep us updated on your tests
« Last post by hiv_rizzy on Today at 12:46:45 AM »
Ok finally I'm back with some form of update. Miss you guys by the way!
So I was called monday to go in and discuss the results this evening (tues) but I had work and the notice was too short. I will have to wait till next tuesday when they have a next clinic that deals with treatment etc. Anyways, over the phone I was told that my cd4 numbers were pretty good so I need not to be anxious. Bad news tho.... I'm 'too healthy' to start treatment. She didn't tell me my cd4 number over the phone as that should be in person but she said currently in Jamaica the cd4 should be lower than 450 before they can start putting me on treatment. I was like shocked because initially the psychologist from the same institution told me in may that I would be starting treatment once the results are in after we discussed the WHO post start trial recommendation sent out last year. I told her that I don't want to wait till I'm being affected by the virus before actually stopping it in its track so I want to weigh my other options as it relates to doing it privately or whatever.
What do you guys think about all of this?
Next week tuesday I will be going in to the session where I can properly be informed of my next possible moves etc. Probably they will be doing a next blood draw to track the progress as well.
In other news as well my boyfriend is NEGATIVE. Yayyy. Although we had unprotected sex like 4 times he didn't get the virus from me. I feel relieved as I have less to worry about also He is still giving me all the emotional support I need. Love him so much
« Last post by Movingoutofstate on Yesterday at 11:26:40 PM »
So I should trust my 3 at home Oraquick test?
I know you probably have to answer a ton of questions and get tired of answering the same ones over and over again.
I haven't had any major health issues before and am not in a hospital
I have had 3 pap smears/exams since I was having recurrent BV&Yeast infections. I am clean of everything including HIV (if my Oraquick at home test are accurate)
I just don't want to donate and find out my tests have been wrong all along.
Have a good day!
Stephen Gordon Clair, Joe Killfoiles beloved husband asked me to share this lovely and moving tribute to his beloved Joe in French and English for Joe l who meant so much to so many of us here at Poz.com, known to so many of us as aidsmeds.com.
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 10:11:48 PM »
El VIH no es su problema ahora. Pero otras enfermedades sexual son mas facil que es posible con el VIH. No puedo a hacer un diagnostico aqui. Si tiene sintomas o preguntas sobre otras enfermedades sexual esas son algo a discutir con su doctor.
Stephen Gordon Clair, Joe Killfoiles beloved husband asked me to share this lovely and moving tribute in both French and English to our beloved Joe who meant so much to so many here at Poz.com, known to so many of us as aidsmeds.com..........
Otra vez sin riesgo porque el VIH es tan fragil a transmitir desde esa moda.
Si tiene sintomas esas son algo a discutir con su doctor. El VIH no es la problema. Y no tiene que probar por el VIH.
« Last post by Concerned28 on Yesterday at 09:40:59 PM »
I really respect this forum and its moderators—I have a question not unlike others you've answered: I am a 28 yr old gay man, and had unprotected oral sex (I gave head) without ejaculation (there may have been pre-cum) twice, with men of unknown status (they said negative, but I understand that people don't always know). I don't recall having had any open sores in my mouth, and certainly there was no visible blood during the oral sex. I am, however, a cigarette smoker and often have irritated tonsils. I have not engaged in any unprotected anal sex. I have been tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—all negative. I am concerned, however, about having gotten extreme flu symptoms shortly afterwards, and having been sick more often this year than usual. I am heartened by the studies I've seen that cite oral sex as "very low concern," or, as the CDC says, "little to no risk." Still, I want to ask here: Is there any risk of having seroconverted? Should I have gotten an HIV test after unprotected oral sex? Is there a need for it before I proceed with a monogamous sexual relationship (given that I've tested negative for other STDs)?
Good morning all. So i got my confirmatory test today and I am indeed positive. The nurse said I took it all too well! I went through so many emotions the last two weeks I dont think I can cry anymore. For some reason i feel a burden has been lifted because at least I know now and can take care of myself going forward. Now i am ready to take this head on and get my numbers an take care of myself. I am not going to tell my family rigt now because I want to learn more about it, get my own place and start working again so they dont have to worry. This is a new life for me. I have no insurance so this ASO that I found have been great with getting me started. I definitely want to seek therapy to help me get through all i have gone through in the past so I can be a better person. I really apreciate all of you on this site. I know there is promise for the future. I am 32 and ready to face the world! God bless.
ojo Hi again...sorry for the confirmation...I'm glad you are going to face this with a good attitude, you will be fine...digest the news first, then, your heart will let you know if it's time to disclose or not...best of luck...keep us posted...hugs ojo
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