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Thank for your help!
I still have some questions want to ask. So this is no risk even if I had some small cuts while the barber shave my head ? What if blood on his hurt finger touch these cuts?
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Estoy infectado? / Re: estoy infectado y confianza en las pruebas
« Last post by morahector on Today at 01:10:45 PM »
Andy quiero hacer última pregunta . La haré en inglés para que sea más.entendible.

I understand that receive oral sex is not a.risk for HiV. But what about if I am who give oral sex . If I gave oral sex to a woman ( cunnilingus ) 

So if I was who put the mouth If  I was who gave the oral sex , I don't need more HIV lab tests ?
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Am I Infected? / SHOULD I STILL BE WORRIED FOR HIV
« Last post by kostas22 on Today at 01:08:32 PM »
Good evening
On 15/04/2016 I had a risky sexual contact with a man receptive oral and anal sex . No prophylaxis used during sex
5.5 weeks later had high fever stomachache fatigue and night sweats while I had a small weight loss 1-1.5 kg probably due to lack of appetite.
 Before the 5.5 weeks I  had also u
Hforad fever for  2 days (37.1-37.3) while I had vomiting for one single day from 3 am to 12  morning with dizziness. Eventually I decided to get Test at the " biomedical " a private clinic for HIV on 02/06/2016 (7 at 48 days) and 06/13/2016 (8 weeks -59 days) and the result was NEGATIVE. Note that the test was the ECLIA 4th Generation test (4th generation)
For p24 antigen and antibodies to Hiv (type 1 + 2)
Do you think that you should repeat the test or Keep calm ?
I also had informed early enough my ex partner about this experience (before I get tested )
He got tested at 43 days after the unprotected sex and got a negative result by a Rapid Hiv Blood Test .
Thanks for your time guys .
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Am I Infected? / Re: Sex Worker Encounter
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 12:45:33 PM »
Your welcome
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Hi
Unprotected intercourse is risk for HIV as you know and I have no crystal ball to calculate your odds of transmission.
I can tell you PEP has an excellent record of preventing HIV when
started with in 72 hours of exposure.
Guidelines are to test at 6 weeks past completion of PEP and again at 13
to confirm your result.
Remember he status is not important she could be in the window period ,
yours is the only one that matters . Start practicing safer sex.

Best, Wade

To avoid infection,
You need to be using condoms for all anal and vaginal intercourse until you are in a trusting monogamous relationship and both have been tested for all STIs and HIV.
Everyone who is sexually active should have an annual exam and test for all STIs and HIV ,and always after unprotected intercourse. Always using condoms will give you peace of mind your tests will return with a negative result.
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Am I Infected? / Re: ARS Symptoms
« Last post by Wade on Today at 12:28:39 PM »
Hi
Rubbing is not a risk , unprotected penetration is.
If there was no penetration ..no risk
Your risk being the insertive partner for such a brief exposure is low but a risk just the same. Different tests have different window periods so ask those questions at your testing center.

Best,Wade
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Living With HIV / first serodiscordant relationship since diagnosis
« Last post by zach on Today at 12:24:18 PM »
 ::) so yeah, i've been dating for a little while. i've known this girl for many years. we used to do the dirty in college, so the chemistry is there.

i disclosed months ago. she took it in amazing stride. was pissed i hadn't called her immediately at diagnosis to tell her. in fact, she took it too well. "i trust you, if you say it's safe, it's fine" beyond that she hasn't asked any questions at all.

i'm not entirely comfortable with that, i mean trust is great but i want her to be making a informed decisions. and maybe a part of my misgivings are still wrapped up in self stigma.

so, is there a website targeted towards educating the negative side of a magnetic relationship?

a book "so, you want to date a pozzie?"

anything along those lines? or am i on my own educating her?

(did i ask this same question a few weeks ago? it's been on my mind alot)

now that i have a script for "male enhancement pills"  ;) i'll be filling in a couple weeks... we've got some plans

28
I do see a counselor once a week. I thought I was feeling a little better the past few days but I woke up again this morning paralyzed with fear and sadness
29
As per title,
Had an unprotected sexual encounter with a girl whom I knew for just a month or so.

She's massage parlor worker in Malaysia. Recently she started free lancing herself, money for sex and I was sort of like a pimp for her.
So far, I can only assume that she requests her customers to wear a condom before sex. As she did so to with me, when I first met her.

Long story short. after a month, she returned the favor by giving me sex. It was roughly 15 minutes or so of unprotected sex which I came in her twice. After that, I subtly asked her does she go for STD check up regularly.
Which she said yes, every 6 months.

There was a slight relief. Also the fact that she's a mother made me think that she isn't someone reckless and what she said might be true.

However, I'm still doubtful about it when it comes to unprotected sex with someone who i barely know. I planned to see a doctor ASAP on monday morning to start a PEP course. I'm still within the 72 hours period

My question is

1. How effective will PEP be assuming she's HIV+? What are the odds of me testing negative in 28 days time?

2. Malaysia doesn't seem to offer much on PEP treatment and If I do not manage to get a hold on a PEP treatment.
What are the odds of me testing negative in 28 days time?

Would greatly appreciate your help and your words, Andy.
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Am I Infected? / Re: ARS Symptoms
« Last post by rammohan on Today at 11:44:52 AM »
Yes , I encountered 2 incident.

1st incident happened on June 19th , i had 2 beer and went to pick a CSW (I was able to drive) while coming she asked me whether i have condom or not? i said YES. Once we reached my home , i had one more beer. and we did some kissing (Not deep kissing) , then we both get naked and went to bed , she asked me laid on her (without condom) , i did and i did rubbing , sucked her breast. while rubbing i dont remember whether i went inside or not ( i believe without her support i cant go inside) , i am trying to recollect but i dont remember, then she asked me to wore a condom ( actually she itself wore that to me) and then she came on me and we had sex, i ejaculated inside condom i asked her to get down but she did few mins again, then i checked my condom, nothing leaked from condom my tip was covered.

2nd incident June 23 , i wore a condom and had sex apart from that nothing happened no oral no rubbing. I checked the condom no leak again.

After my 1 st incident , next day morning my penis started itching and reddish i applied some cream and went off, still i am getting some shooting pain and feel like urine came near the tip. Then i got sore throat muscle ache cough fatigue gastric problem , no fever no rash Yet , i checked POZ signs and symptoms almost i got everything.

So i decided to test , i thought if its real ARS symptoms my test will come positive so i did 4th gen test it came back negative.

Now my questions are:
1) what is my risk in both incident?
2) if its real ARS symptoms my test will come positive in modern tests?
3) My doctor said if i go for a PCR test after 9 days i ll get conclusive results?
4) some people are saying 28 days 4th gen test will give conclusive results?

Thanks
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