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Am I Infected? / Re: What kind of risk was this?
« Last post by g.pikup on Today at 09:22:15 PM »
So if and when I test for this incident in the next 10 weeks, I can expect a negative result?

How soon does the virus die when exposed to air? I cannot say that it was even more than 30 seconds in the open before I was fingered with the precum. Probably less.

Is a 6 week test the earliest test I can do in order to get a good indication of my status?
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Am I Infected? / Re: What kind of risk was this?
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 09:13:23 PM »
We do not discuss symptoms because the only way to know if you have HIV is to test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

HIV is sexually transmitted from unprotected anal and vaginal sex and not from getting fingered, precum or not . HIV and sexual fluids are not infectious the instant they are outside the body so you need not worry abut fingering leading to an HIV infection .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!
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Mental Health & HIV / Re: seen the psychiatrist today...
« Last post by tryingtostay on Today at 09:11:19 PM »
Good luck!  Let us know how it goes :)
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The only way to know your status is to test at 6 weeks past unprotected anal or vaginal sex or any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!
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Am I Infected? / What kind of risk was this?
« Last post by g.pikup on Today at 09:07:11 PM »
On October 1 of this year, I met up with a fellow college male off of Grindr.  I asked him his status, he said negative.  That last test was in the spring so I think it is a bit outdated, but anyways.

We met up - we made out, we performed oral on each other for like 30 seconds each, some frottage, and he fingered me with his precum.  That was all we did. The fingering with precum is what I am so concerned about right now.

I tested 2 weeks after the incident and it was negative.  I understand it was no where near conclusive, but if "symptoms" were appearing before then, I figured that meant the infection was taking place and antibodies would've been forming.

Side note, if "symptoms" are occurring, does that mean the body is fighting the infection and is forming antibodies? Symptoms were muscle and joint aches, probably due to my high stress and anxiety...Ugh and now I have a weird canker sore on the back of my tongue, maybe my wisdom teeth are coming in and cutting it, WHO KNOWS.

Anyways, was I at ANY risk for being fingered with the precum?  Why?

Thanks!

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Hi guys,
I'm Jay, 22 years old, Asian American.
I have been sexually active ever since my ex-bf broke up with me, which is 2 years ago. I have had about 35-40 sexual partners. I only have safe sex. BUT, there were a few times where guys would slip up and 'feel me up' for a minute or two (bareback).

I have also had sex in the heat of the moment wihtout a condom once, in 2012. But I got tested negative in January of 2013, which was the last time I ever got tested.
 I would always use condom as I have a fear of getting HIV. However one time, a partner's condom broke and he came in me. He also freaked out, asking me if I had antyhing. I was relieved by his reaction but ofcourse not enough to convince me that he's clean. He told me he gets regularly tested and onyl have safe sex.

Anyways, I'm 90% safe all the time. The 10% were slip ups.

What are the odds of me getting HIV?
I've been sick/had cold a few times since I last tested negative, I always think I have HIV when I'm sick.

I am a bottom btw.
And it's weird how I've been trying to get tested 3 times since May of 2013, but for some reason the testing center is always closed when they're supposed to be open. Is that a sign?? omg.. Liek today the testing center is closed, and it took me alot of courage to actually get tested.. the only time i have the courage to do so, something happens to prevent me from getting it.

 :o
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Living With HIV / Re: another survivor's guilt thread
« Last post by thereishope1007 on Today at 08:33:30 PM »
I was touched by this post.  I can not even begin to understand or relate to your losses as a LTS.  I can, however, offer my support and understanding.  HIV has become such a treatable virus that I think the younger generation forgets the fight and anguish that some people went through to get us here.  Luckily, we have a few of those people in these forums to talk to, get advise from, and receive support from- with a healthy dose of reprimand when we forget the epidemic days.  The fear and unknown but also the intense bringing together of people fighting the same illness.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here comes Ebola....yikes!!!
« Last post by Miss Philicia on Today at 08:24:07 PM »
You could always boycott television news and just read the news on-line like I do (well, for the most part that's what I do). I gave up on cable news about five years ago. It's just so horribly tedious and annoying.
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Living With HIV / Re: another survivor's guilt thread
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 08:16:17 PM »
Irish,

As a LTS, I am insulted by your comment regarding survivors guilt.  If you cannot understand the condition, then fine.  But to suggest that it does not exist, simply because you have never experienced it, is insulting to all of us who have and are experiencing it.

Maybe if you had lost hundreds of your friends and were with with them as their health declined and then sat at their bedside while they died, you might feel different.  If you were ever forced to witness such carnage, there is no way that you would not be changed forever.

Joe

If we discuss issues like this in any other forum than LTS then we must be prepared to use it as a teachable moment . If this was posted in the LTS there would be an unspoken understanding because we all know this pain . I am personally not insulted or surprised that Irish isn’t aware of something that we know all to well .
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Estoy infectado? / Contagio con preservativo
« Last post by RBG on Today at 08:09:05 PM »
Buenas noches, tuve relaciones en una despedida de soltero hace unos 3 días. Usé protección en todo momento. El tema es que el preservativo estuvo en mi billetera por un mes. El empaque estaba bien (incluso con aire) y el preservativo no se rompió durante el acto. ¿Tengo riesgo de infección? Estoy muy preocupado.
Muchas gracias.
RBG
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