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Off Topic Forum / Re: Heartbroken
« Last post by bubba53 on Today at 08:05:51 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Ellie.
My heart goes out to you , our pets are our children.
We've been together almost thirty years and have gone through
this more times than I care to think about.
I'm happy you Have Ellie at home , and she is comfortable .
Off Topic Forum / Re: Heartbroken
« Last post by initforlife on Today at 08:04:06 AM »
Ted. Thinking of you and  Ellie . I Know how it is I also have a 16 yr old dog who has gotten sick a few times in the last couple of years. and I thought I would have to put her down  .but I just couldn't she rebounded both times .I know how hard it is to watch a dog or cat you love be sick.  Hugs!
Am I Infected? / Re: very anxious
« Last post by Joe K on Today at 07:50:28 AM »
it's safe to move on as you never had a risk.

Am I Infected? / Re: Unprotected sex philippine sex worker
« Last post by Joe K on Today at 07:48:05 AM »
Unprotected intercourse is a risk for infection, however the risk is lower for the insertive partner.  You can test 6 weeks past this incident and then at 13 weeks to confirm the results.  You cannot go by symptoms as only testing can determine your status.  Also, nobody can give you any odds on your chance of infection as there are simply too many variables.

You did have a risk and you will need to test over this incident.

Living With HIV / Re: Scared
« Last post by initforlife on Today at 07:47:16 AM »
Ted back in Mo I was having ct scans evey three months  watching the  spots. they wanted to do a biopsy because that is the only way to know for sure what it was. but with me just being out of the hospital at that time with dvt and PE in both lungs there was no way they wanted to chance me going off my blood thinners long enough to do it... Then a few months after all that I found out I had hiv. So I believe they just chalked it off as that and never order anymore ct scans and just pretty much dropped it.  I move here and didn't hook up on insurance right away and when I finally did get to the Dr under Ryan White he was very good and did a very extended exam and blood work. He was also the one who told me they had me on the wrong hiv meds with my blood thinner. Which explain why I spent most of last Christmas eve in the ER coughing up so much blood. no one figured it out then I knew I was so sick on those meds and could have died... Yes I trust DR to much but hiv is all new to me so I didn't know much about it. anyway it is what it is..I can't change it at all so we will play the waiting game and go from there
I've recently read and have been researching this somewhat because Indiana has said to be addressing this issue and making the Trucking Industry more aware of this outbreak
Before getting ill I was the Load Securement Instructor for the Largest Flatbed Carrier in the Nation training an average of 30 truck drivers a week
Keep in mind I'm heterosexual I spent several years over the road as a truck driver for this same carrier out of Dies Moines Iowa
I've have been putting allot of focus on making the trucking industry more aware of HIV...
Considering I paid for allot of sex over those years all over the country & Mexico
And feeling that somewhere along my stupidness is where I contracted HIV
Let us all keep in mind truck drivers and prostitution have run together for many years
My opinion is this due to the major increase in drug abuse with needles
Most of them are shooting very addictive drugs in their systems
So let's take that extreme addiction and ask ourselves when a junkie is in desperate need for a fix and is broke they turn to prostitution to earn money to support their addiction
Well an easy target for this has been Truckstops soliciting over the road drivers for sex
This problem is increasing rapidly and that's why I feel the need to speak out to the entire trucking industry and Raise HIV/Aids Risk and Awareness
This is where an epidemic if any will take place
I know for fact the state of Indiana has begun passing out fliers to Truckers to help raise Awareness
This simply is not enough we must get more knowledge and information out there
After all I'm speaking from experience being HIV+ since 8/2014
Please let's get the word out there !!!
Living With HIV / Re: First results after begining treatment
« Last post by Denvaux on Today at 07:08:35 AM »
There you go TNL, undetectable in no time at all...... and as said above you don't have to take your meds with hourly precision but do take them daily-  take it easy with the alcohol as it is the biggest cause of missed doses!  With the combo I'm on I can miss the odd dose as the drugs stay in the system for a very long time- time enough to boost up again if I miss the odd tablet; I don't know however, if this is the case for all combinations; perhaps you should find out -so you don't become panicky if or when you do miss a dose or two?    8)
Estoy infectado? / Re: Tengo esta duda!?
« Last post by sergio matheo on Today at 05:43:17 AM »
Muy amable al responder mi pregunta.

Tengo otra duda y me gustaria que me la aclare:

Ese mismo dia, de mi relacion sexual con la mujer. Introduje me dedo medio en su vagina, le comento que mi dedo no tenia ninguna herida. Pero la duda esta en que yo al retirar mi dedo me lo meti a mi boca para poder mojar mi dedo con mi saliva y asi poder introducirlo otra vez.

Le pregunto tuve algun riesgo ya que mi dedo salio con sus fluidos vaginales y asi me lo meti a mi boca.

La verdad me gustaria que me aclarara ese punto.

Am I Infected? / Unprotected sex philippine sex worker
« Last post by extremelyworriedguy on Today at 05:10:09 AM »
On June 19th, 2015, i had unprotected insertive vaginal sex with a filipina sex worker from an establishment called sylvanus. The exposure maybe lasted 5 minutes (missionary and doggy). They allegedly get tested for stds twice a week by the city's department of health. I got tested a few days later and tested positive for chlamydia. I went through my entire prescription in a week. I have been getting some tingling sensation and slight discomfort on my lymph nodes (groin, armpit, and neck). What are the chances that I also got infected with HIV and what symptoms should I be looking out for?
Am I Infected? / Re: very anxious
« Last post by motionpicture on Today at 04:49:15 AM »
Thanks Geoff,
No. I do not feel sick other than anxiety. Is there anybody else who can comment to back up Geoff (I respect the comments but feel I need more reassurance)
Would love at least one more comment to help me move on.
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