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I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 12:38:31 PM »

          ojo         Hello my favorite Pittgurl...it's no nice to hear from you and know that you are doing great, you see, you've done a good job as a mother, daughters finishing school, especially, you have done even better with your son, letting him play the most beautiful sport of the world, REAL FOOTBALL, lol, I'm sure he followed the Copa America, Colombia did better than Mexico, ugh!!!...happy for you, too many "enamorados", I envy you, lol...about your questions, I will let the smart guys answer them for you, I just wanted to say hi and I'm happy and jelous, lol...hugs            ojo
In Memoriam / Re: A moving tribute to Joe Killfoile
« Last post by Wade on Today at 12:36:18 PM »
Jody , Thank You for posting that for us ...
The link worked perfectly
I Just Tested Poz / Re: From Italy with love: my story
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 12:27:20 PM »

          ojo        Hola....good luck, sending you good vibes, keep us posted...abracci       
I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by PittGurl on Today at 11:46:55 AM »
WOW, almost a month since I've posted here on my thread. Today I took the time and reread my entire thread......I can honestly say life is pretty good right now and alot of it has to do with the support i received here from Day 1. I'm still looking for side effects....long term, short term but not as much...not as consumed

My oldest daughter graduated Boot Camp this past month.  My middle daughter graduated HS and is leaving for college next month and my son is enjoying playing on his soccer teams (right now on break and at overnight camp for a week)

I'm back to running my business and that was probably my biggest accomplishment so far. I'm taking my BIG HONKIN PILL every day within 2 hours of my alarm. No side effects still, hair loss has stopped and my hair filled in (must have been the stress!)

Still single, but have an interest in someone that if everything was "perfect" would be someone i would want in my life forever.  But his situation is a little complicated and Im torn inside on how much to let him in to the deep parts of my heart. I already disclosed and expected him to say "nice to meet ya buhbye!"  - sidenote......My personal take on disclosure is how i would want it. I felt a huge connection when we remet (dated him in HS) and I want to give a person that is interested in me first chance to walk away and not invest time if they can't see past or care enough to get educated about my DX.

We've been spending alot of time together text and in person. He got tested himself for all the above gamma of STD/HIV test. I'm scared bc I like him almost too much. He's incredibly smart, driven, sexy, a great dad to his kids, business owner, caring, a fabulous kisser, beautiful smile and great communicator. I could talk to him all day and that is rare for me!  He has goals and things he wants in life for himself. I feel like in my heart he could be my next 40 years.....  Guess time will tell....just dont know if i can go thru another heartbreak by opening myself up completely to someone again. I'm trying to hold on to pieces of my heart to keep safe.

And then there is this..... I still dont know who it was that gave this wonderful gift to me - ex-husband or rebound....I still get pretty upset and down about that part. Trying to move past it but it still gets to me.

Questions....i thought i knew the answer to these but just want to make sure....
1-are pregnant women tested or newborn babies tested for this? (ex-husband has a new family)
2-are pro sports players tested? (rebound guy)
3-are international students tested before they come into the country? (rebound guy)

Im trying to narrow it down as much as i can between these 2.

Am I Infected? / Re: Risk assessment- worried
« Last post by Wade on Today at 11:45:09 AM »
These are questions to discuss with your doctor, but as far as I am aware of no.

Best, Wade
Am I Infected? / Re: Risk assessment- worried
« Last post by Daydream1792 on Today at 11:11:36 AM »
Hey Jim, hope all is well. I just got my Complete blood count as part of my baseline conducted prior to PEP. I noticed I had slightly elevated calcium count . Will these affect the Effectiveness of isentress? Thanks in advance .
Estoy infectado? / Re: Asustado sexo oral paranoia
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 09:35:37 AM »
Ahora es bastante tiempo por Vd. a recordar nuestros conversaciones previos y applicarlos a nueva situaciones.  Su saliva tiene mas que doce elementos y proteinas cuales son muy efectivo contra l transmicion del VIH fiable.

Sexualmente solamente l copula vaginal y anal sin usando los condones son riesgos

Vd. tiene dos bloquados previos y ahora otra vez por la tercera vez y estas bloquado desde el foro permanente.  Busca ayuda desde in terapeuta sobre sus miedos del VIH. No hay mas que puedo hacer por Vd. aqui.
Am I Infected? / Re: Pep/Testing
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 02:09:01 AM »

My advice is to just go and get tested at the clinic at 6 & 13 weeks post PEP.

On the topic of accuracy its true some modern tests do have higher accuracy rates sooner however in the case of NAAT & NAT tests they are not approved on their own for routine HIV routine screening and even when in comes to diagnosis it is not used by itself to determine HIV status as it simply has draw backs and limitations.

I Just Tested Poz / Re: From Italy with love: my story
« Last post by Gladiator on Today at 01:43:25 AM »
Tks I will straight away  :) I am in the waiting room for the second week test. see u soon  :D
I have a question.....

been thinking of moving to NZ for a long while now till I found out I've been "cursed" and forced to be grounded in my home country. are there any restrictions in terms of employment down in NZ due to me being poz.

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