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Estoy infectado? / Re: Sexo oral
« Last post by diego400 on Today at 08:39:12 AM »
Hola Andy cómo estás? Nos surge una inquietud con mi pareja y nos gustaría nos la aclararas, como sabes mi pareja es portadora del VIH. En una relación sexual, en la cual al momento de retirar el condón, las manos quedan con excremento y posterior entra en contacto directo con el glande. Es una forma de contagio el excremento? o no sé como se llame en tu país, me refiero a la materia fecal.
Quedo atento a tu respuesta
Muchas gracias
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Help please. My wife gave me HIV
« Last post by Wade on Today at 08:34:06 AM »
Hi Saddg,
Betty has pointed you in the right direction for your next step , and the others have given you good advise as well.  He is a list of currently approved meds ,
have a look and read about them . If you can print this out and take it with you to the doctor, it will make it easier when discussing your choices.


Best , Wade
Off Topic Forum / Re: Snowstorm.....
« Last post by BT65 on Today at 07:21:45 AM »
Everyone please stay safe in this crazy weather. Last weekend it was in the 40's...now we are getting 8-10 inches (so they say) between today and tomorrow night.  It's ridiculous.

Robb, though sperm washing is an option, if you have goods numbers, I would probably go with PreP for your wife.  We don't even know what your numbers are. I would talk to your doctor about what course (s)he would recommend. Good luck and let us know how it's going.

I Just Tested Poz / Re: Help please. My wife gave me HIV
« Last post by BT65 on Today at 06:56:04 AM »
Hi Saadg122,
If I were you, I would get in contact with the nearest ASO (Aids service organization) and ask about any programs you can take advantage of.  You can use the directory linked to, google your location and "Aids service organizations" and/or many times the ID doctors know the contact info.  That is what I would do. And take the meds your doctor prescribes.

People will give you suggestions about what you should do including med choices. You can take advice you want and take that to your doctor to discuss and see what he thinks is best. Please make all decisions regarding your health with your doctor.  That includes any supplements you think you should take as there are some that cannot be taken with HIV meds (like St John's Wort).  You are always welcome to ask questions and read info here. We're here to support and help you through this!

Off Topic Forum / Re: Weightlifting
« Last post by red_Dragon888 on Today at 06:53:24 AM »
I hesitate to bring this up but one could use testosterone to build up muscle mass.  Just make sure it is under a proper doctors care.  I did gain muscle and definition at least a 15% increase.  However, it is easy for me to abuse and for me it is a mind altering drug that becomes addictive. 

I am surprised that I did not get a heart attack the way it made my metabolism and heart rate increase.  I use to use the gel and the injection, but I had abused it and the results were more muscle mass, depression and rage. 

I sometimes think that I can now go back to it safely, but I am an addict.  There is no stop button once I get started and my mind gets jolted into thinking that this is it.  Then it's straight to sex and more mind altering drugs.

So I don't care to be a Hulk or an Arnold.  I just work with what I have and the goal is to be healthy and sober.  Then when I reach my goal I just have to maintain my health and not hurt myself.
Am I Infected? / Re: Got ANUG - might I Be Positive?
« Last post by BT65 on Today at 06:38:37 AM »
You did not have a risk for getting HIV.  A person CANNOT get HIV from deep kissing or fingering.  Even if the girl had blood in her mouth and you got some in your mouth, the saliva has several protections from HIV and renders the virus helpless.  There are enzymes the saliva has to keep HIV from infecting someone through kissing.

Fingering is not a risk.  How would the virus get into your finger?  That's not possible.

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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As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.

Off Topic Forum / Re: YouTube Links for the Day
« Last post by red_Dragon888 on Today at 06:37:27 AM »
This movie clip always puts a smile on my face and make me strut in my Boots.

« Last post by BT65 on Today at 06:27:32 AM »
Yodl, while I agree it is good to keep track of our own health, I echo was Jeff said about not self-diagnosing.  Of course we all do this regardless, but only a doctor should be diagnosing.

Your post seemed to go from having ADD or something like it, to having issues with sleep.  I hope you have been able to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. (s)He should be able to help you sort through some of your issues.  Good luck and I also think it's good you're taking such an active role in your healthcare.

Am I Infected? / Got ANUG - might I Be Positive?
« Last post by tf224 on Today at 04:18:49 AM »
Hello all, guy here - about three months ago I had an encounter with a woman of unknown status. There was no sex involved at all, but plenty of deep kissing and some fingering. About 4 weeks after that encounter, I went into the dentist with severe gum pain and discovered I had Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG). I have had pre-existing medium-grade gingivitis before, but this disease came up rather quickly.

With antibiotics, ANUG quickly healed, but I'm now quite nervous that this is an indicator that I'm positive, as I've seen many studies online associating it with HIV. Might I be at risk of being positive, given the deep kissing and fingering? I've heard that you can get HIV through deep kissing if there is blood involved. I don't remember tasting any blood in my mouth at the time of kissing, and although the girl had a couple of cold sores, she wasn't bleeding from the mouth as far as I can recall. I had one or two of the predisposing factors for ANUG already (some stress at work, irregular sleep), but I thought it was strange that it happened so soon after the encounter with this girl - and especially since it is prevalent in HIV patients. Not sure if ANUG is a common symptom of seroconversion or not.

Any feedback you all might have would be truly appreciated; thanks!

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