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I Just Tested Poz / Re: So, I have HIV and i have some questions
« Last post by paintedroom on Today at 06:40:31 PM »
Hey again,

I`m also from Dublin and am on Genvoya as of 3 weeks ago.I was prescribed it from "The guide" in James`s hospital,the dedicated Hiv treatment clinic.They are fantastic in there.Can`t say enough about them.

P.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: So, I have HIV and i have some questions
« Last post by Starfox on Today at 06:34:48 PM »
hey starfox

bone density... is just not something you need to worry about. you aren't facing bone density issues, they aren't applicable to you being newly diagnosed and going on modern meds.


My doctor said that within the first few weeks/months I will likely lose 7% bone density because of the HIV meds.. so its this fact or is this a sales pitch to get me to sign up to the trial she is helping spear head?

stribild? are you in the USA or another developed country? if so, ask your doctor why they didn't recommend genvoya. it is replacing stribild, it includes the newer formulation of Truvada that Jim is talking about. NO, truvada does NOT have a concerning past. the roll out and transition to genvoya is ongoing, it may not be available in your area yet, that is totally ok. i only moved over to genvoya in the past month.

I am like Jim based in Dublin, Ireland. I will mention it to my doctor but I am sure it will be available soon.

I also am doing pretty well considering but I am just trying to educate myself and I am nearly there with regards to that. The thing is now that i have HIV everything from a sniffle to a cough to a sneeze will be blamed on the HIV lol.. ill just learn to ignore it and get on with things
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: So, I have HIV and i have some questions
« Last post by zach on Today at 06:18:04 PM »
hey starfox

relax man, nothing about your numbers is alarming. your viral load isn't really even all that high. add another zero to that number, then maybe you'd get a raised eyebrow from this crowd.

13 years? thats total bullshit. you'll live to be an old man, or maybe you'll die crossing the street next week. but with modern meds, your lifespan will not be affected by HIV.

bone density... is just not something you need to worry about. you aren't facing bone density issues, they aren't applicable to you being newly diagnosed and going on modern meds.

night sweats, yeah, they go away, your doctor gave you an excellent answer on that.

stribild? are you in the USA or another developed country? if so, ask your doctor why they didn't recommend genvoya. it is replacing stribild, it includes the newer formulation of Truvada that Jim is talking about. NO, truvada does NOT have a concerning past. the roll out and transition to genvoya is ongoing, it may not be available in your area yet, that is totally ok. i only moved over to genvoya in the past month.

this part is a reality check, please don't take it the wrong way, it is well intentioned. you're scared, all this is new and unknown, i understand that. but listen, you're thinking about the wrong things because you don't know what to think about and your mind is leaping to worst case scenarios and contingencies for what if/then what. stop worrying about your life span and bone density. your fears are born of ignorance.

focus on the moment, where you at each step of this process.

just breathe, you're doing fine.
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Am I Infected? / Re: General HIV Transmission Question
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 06:11:47 PM »
2013 Question:

Ok so I know that it is essentially impossible to transmit HIV orally (receiving as a male), however I have a bit of a different scenario.

Once in a while I'll have a threesome with a guy and a girl. There is no touching at all between the guys, but the girl will perform oral on both me and the other guy.

I'm wondering if it's possible to get HIV from this if the other guy happens to be positive? Say for example his semen (precum) gets into her mouth, then is passed on to me. As far as I know anyone I've done this with is not positive though.

2016 question:

I'm curious whether it's possible to get HIV from a specific scenario. I've had a few threesomes in my life involving a a girl and another guy. Condoms were always used and there was no male on male action. However, the woman might suck both penises, one after the other.

Is this a risk for HIV? If the woman sucks the other guy's penis, then mine, is that a significant risk? There would be no ejaculate at this point, but maybe some pre-cum.

See what I mean, its the same you need to move on.

Jim
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Am I Infected? / Re: General HIV Transmission Question
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 06:02:52 PM »
Hi

Look I read the post and both scenario's but nothing you mentioned was a transmission risk. Its the same questions you had in 2013 you are getting the same answers.

Getting a BJ is not a risk and there hasnít been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked") and you will not be the first. Nothing you mentioned changed that.

Ingrown hairs, blood outside the human body, no risk whatsoever.

HIV firstly needs to be present for it to be a risk and in sufficient quantity for it to transmit, it also than needs an effective route, and it must also reach cells which are susceptible to infection.  Nothing you mentioned meets the requirements for transmission.

The rest of you post you already had an answer from Ann. My answer will not be any different.

There really aren't any specific symptoms of primary hiv infection. The symptoms - if they happen at all - are very general and flu-like. They come on all at once and go all at once, just like the flu.

The symptoms are not caused by the virus itself. They are caused by the process the body goes through while producing antibodies. Your body goes through the same process when you have the flu virus and are producing flu antibodies, hence the symptoms being so similar as to be indistinguishable.

You have NOT had a risk for hiv infection! If you cannot bring yourself to believe us, go test and collect your negative result. As a sexually active adult, you should be testing at least once a year anyway.

Ann


Kind regards

Jim

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Am I Infected? / Re: General HIV Transmission Question
« Last post by mkm on Today at 05:54:11 PM »
I'm curious whether it's possible to get HIV from a specific scenario. I've had a few threesomes in my life involving a a girl and another guy. Condoms were always used and there was no male on male action. However, the woman might suck both penises, one after the other.

Is this a risk for HIV? If the woman sucks the other guy's penis, then mine, is that a significant risk? There would be no ejaculate at this point, but maybe some pre-cum.

Second scenario (this happened to me recently)... I was having sex with a woman and for some odd reason she didn't tell me she had started her period. I was wearing a condom, but there was blood past the edge of the condom at the base of my penis. I didn't have any open sores, but did have a former ingrown hair there and am worried maybe there was some sort of opening in my skin.

Lastly a question about HIV symptoms. I believe I read here a while ago that generally HIV seroconversion symptoms come on all at once and leave all at once, rather than say happening one after the other. Is this accurate?

I'm asking because I had an itchy rash around my knee at some point after that sexual encounter. I will once in a while get weird stuff on my lower legs, however when the rash started going away my lower back started hurting, which is unusual for me.

If one were to get sore joints, is it usually the entire body or might it be localized in a specific location? I've had no fever or headaches, but have had a very low level scratchy throat for a few weeks now.

Thank you very much for any help!
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: So, I have HIV and i have some questions
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 05:33:24 PM »
Its grand, even better than that.

However an improved version has been released that reduces certain issues such as bone density concerns.

Jim

(EDIT  :P)
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: So, I have HIV and i have some questions
« Last post by Starfox on Today at 05:10:37 PM »

Well I could not confirm that, but the link i gave was the only study i had heard of in Ireland on the topic. I think a lot of things do factor in including lifestyle choices and when it comes to meds certain older meds and of course before anyone mentions it I might as well yes that includes Truvada. The newer version of Truvada (descovy) https://www.poz.com/drug/descovy does not have the same level of concern so that's good.

I was under the impression that Truvada was one of the best available hiv meds. Did it have a concerning past?
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Probando otra vez es innecesario.  Vd. estas el VIH negativo.  Adelante con su vida.

Y ahora como en mis avisos previos, su acceso aqui estas terminado por 28 dias.

No hay mas que puedo por Vd. aqui.
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Andy sin que me quieras bloquear:

Por que la CDC no cambia y dice que a los 6 meses debes de probar? y esta actualizada su pagina ?

Hable con los de San Franciso AIDS y algunos dicen que recomiendan tambien a los 6 meses, pero bueno hubo otros que dicen que no.

Sin embargo no mencionan que la gente con problemas en sistema inmunologico son los unicos que deben de probar a 6 meses, hablan en general.

Se que me diras que no hay riesgo en mi caso, pero solo te pido por favor que me respondas las preguntas que te comento, eso me ayudara a no preguntarte mas.
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