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Hi

Read my first post back and move on. I removed your post as it is just absolute nonsense beyond belief and has no place here. 

You had no risk from the cat or sharing soap or a drink or a slice of water melon or anything else you mentioned for that matter.  I have explained that HIV is not infectious in this manner and the barriers that prevent it from being a risk.

The only risk you had was sleeping with your wife and if you accept that or not is up to you.

I am not going to answer irrational fears and "what if" questions about the household cat and social contact.  Its exposed outside the body its not a risk. No point in asking me 100 different ways about outside the body risks when the answer will always be the same.  Same can be said for your ARS and or retroviral syndrome questions , we don't answer questions on symptoms here as its pointless and nothing you mentioned is HIV related.

If your doctor can't figure out what is wrong with you, perhaps you should find new or better doctor but don't post about it here.

Stop with the rubbish and grow-up and move on, by all means as explained if you can't accept the assessment go test there is nothing more we can do for you here.

Jim

Hi

You had no risk, and as a rule we don't comment on what other site say or do.
In short any man and his dog can host a website. If you choose to read it is up to you.

Saliva is not infectious and nobody has ever been infected by receiving a BJ.
 
Biologically, four conditions need to be present for transmission to occur: The virus must be present in an infectious body fluid from the HIV positive person, it must be present at sufficient levels to cause infection. There must be an effective route of transmission, and it must reach susceptible cells in another person.

Lets wrap up your "what if" by looking at only 1 of the hurdles for transmission in this fashion, let alone the rest of the dozen reasons why this is "never" going to be a risk to you.

Nobody has been infected by HIV from spillage (contact outside the human body) this makes sense and even this covers trust me the strange fear you have as well.

HIV is very fragile and so much so that well, nobody has been infected by it outside the human body through contact and this makes sense going back to basics for a moment HIV has an outer protein/receptors that are needed to remain infectious and they corrode on contact with air, so it can no longer infect.

This even poses a great problem to study it, and laboratory studies such as the ones at the CDC labs have to use unnaturally high and artificial laboratory-grown concentrations under precisely controlled and limited laboratory conditions to even study it, as it normally simply does not survive long in outside the body.  (Ask a lab how they do it, if you want to know more on how they artificially grow HIV as that part is beyond me)

Now the fact that in labs they can keep HIV viable outside the body has caused some people to misunderstand this to mean environmental risk is possible. This is not the case as the labs use artificial conditions and concentrations of HIV many times greater than than anything ever found in patient specimens, the amounts of virus studied are simply not found in nature, and again no one has been infected with HIV this way.

Now if you can't accept the assessment by all means go test however we are not here to answer 40 questions about what if's and maybe's and comment on other sites say or don't say 

Do yourself a favor and stop reading rubbish, if you look long enough you will find people who blame ET and the Loch Ness Monster for transmission. Its pure nonsense.

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. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

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Su estado del VIH no es algo para conjeturas.  Si tenia la copula sin un condon puede obtener un resultado conclusivo a 12 semanas.

Sus sintomas son algo a discutir con su doctor.  Los sintomas nunca son algo desde que puede decir conclusivo sobre su estado del VIH. 
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Living With HIV / Re: Slightly detectable viremia med switch help!
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 12:56:48 PM »
sal·vage ther·a·py
noun
a therapeutic regimen, normally based on drugs, that is resorted to when preferred therapies have failed.

this link does a great job explaining more succinctly than i can

http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/408

edit: i know we have some members that have been on salvage therapy, they can give better answers.

i can see why my post perked your ears up. you're not on salvage therapy G, don't get nervous. i pulled a line from one of your first posts

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I asked about atripla but the doctor said due to my medical history it was not an option for now.

i bet if you explored that history, you'd understand better why you aren't on atripla... regardless, you're on a good regimen, no worries

t/n/p (red white and blue) is used like a "safe" holding regimen for many patients, with an eye towards a later switch to something more modern like one of the single pill regimens

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Living With HIV / Re: Slightly detectable viremia med switch help!
« Last post by gcr.mty.mx on Yesterday at 12:51:06 PM »
Hi,

I am also around six months into tratment. Started with Truvada+Norvir+Reyataz which caused just a little yellowing of my eyes, did bother me a little bit so after I was undetectable my doctor switched me to Truvada+Norvir+Prezista a little under a month ago. Yellowing is completely gone. I have no relevant side effects, some days I have a little muscle pain and slight fatigue but really nothing that doesn't allow me to go on with life and they are presenting further apart. I take my meds at around 11pm and get a good night sleep, wake up at 6:30-7 with no problems. I'm happy with it.

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Prezista, Norvir, and Truvada... that's almost a salvage therapy.
@zach, could you explain a little more on this? ...not really sure what you mean.

G



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thats great progress poshi

hoping to be undetectable in one month is too optimistic

this is good news, feel good about it, celebrate a little

don't worry about your cd4, it's already good, even if it stayed at 394 for the rest of your life... it's fine. they are right, checking it at this point would be premature, waste of money, and wouldn't give any useful information

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Hi All,

Just received my VL results. Tests done on 32 day of treatment on REZOLSTA and TRUVADA. VL has decreased from 16 000 to 167.

Is this good result or after one month I could better be UD ?

I did not have CD4 checked as they said that one month is too short period to check on how system rebuilts ( originally it was 394 CD4). I hope that they will check it next month.

Best regards
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Am I Infected? / Re: Oral Sex Received
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 12:09:23 PM »
Hi

Patrick has given you the truth.

As for other websites we don't comment on what they care to post or not.
Getting a blowjob and/or a handjob is not a risk. You had no risk, nobody has ever been infected this way and trust me you will not be the first man in history.

Move on with your life and stop reading rubbish online.

Jim
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Am I Infected? / Re: Oral Sex Received
« Last post by rsk_rsk on Yesterday at 10:53:19 AM »
thankyou for your super fast reply,

Just one more thing

If I google many website says, it may be possible to communicate hiv if sore or cut in penis and bleeding gums,... Just give me some thought on that...

Thanks
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Am I Infected? / Re: Oral Sex Received
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Yesterday at 10:41:22 AM »
Your chances of contracting the HIV from this encounter is nonexistent.

However, other STD's/STI's can be contracted through unprotected oral sex (chlamydia, gonorrhea).

It's also possible that you have developed a urinary tract infection from reasons unrelated to unprotected oral sex.

Take care of your anxiety and depression, too.  Mental health is often as important to one's well-being as physical health.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: My partner of 4 years tested positive today
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Yesterday at 10:34:42 AM »
Yes, keep on being aggressive.  I still can't believe that a "health department" worker would say that it's fine to wait more than seven months with your partner's numbers.  Ridiculous.

Zach is correct in that your partner needs azithromycin and bactrim to prevent, respectively, MAC and PCP.  His primary doctor should be able to write those prescriptions right away.  Check.

Keep on pushing for getting him on retroviral medication as soon as practicable.
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