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Off Topic Forum / Re: Music Thread
« Last post by ltsurvivoroc on Today at 01:26:17 AM »
Favorite songs:
1-Living for the city - Stevie
2-Rock & Roll - Velvet underground
3-Heroes - Bowie
4-Curtains - Elton
5-Bitter fingers - Elton
Vivir con el VIH / Re: Resultados noviembre
« Last post by TheNormalLife on Today at 01:22:03 AM »
Creo que en general son excelentes noticias. Estás realmente a poco tiempo de suprimir al bicho al punto de dejarlo indetectable en tu sistema. Si bien es cierto que tomará un poco de tiempo el subir los números de CD4, esto es un proceso que verás y sentirás.

Muchos ánimos, parece que tenemos motivos para levantar la copa y beber al menos un sorbito de vino blanco a nuestra salud.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Old....Movies that is...
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 12:45:14 AM »
I love  ,   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane !
Betty Davis and Joan Crawford are too twisted in one movie...Lol

Anyone that's interested and over-the-top crazy check out
John Walters  Desperate Living
It is totally demented and hilarious

But Blanche, aren't you hungry?  :)
Estoy infectado? / Re: Baños turcos / sexo oral: contagio VIH?
« Last post by diego1974 on Yesterday at 11:36:34 PM »
Hola Andy. I got my Elisa test today and it was negative. What a relief! However, my doctor says I should run another one in three months as the window period is too short yet to determine if I am infected. It was a 4th generation test... Although I will make the test in Feb, is this something I should be very worried about? thanks!
Estoy infectado? / Re: Dudas acerca de posibles exposiciones
« Last post by Matiasrabioso123 on Yesterday at 11:17:42 PM »
Andy, saludos

Te escribo para consultarte sobre una conducta de riesgo. Tuve relaciones como máximo durante un segundo porque ambos nos arrepentimos, el coito fue sin condon. No sé si hay posibilidades de contagio en caso que ella tenga VIH, desconozco su estado. Sé que existe un riesgo pero me pone nervioso
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Full AIDS Attack
« Last post by TriPolarTroy on Yesterday at 10:57:31 PM »
Congrats on those new numbers!! UD is awesome news .....I'm very happy for you :-)
Am I Infected? / Re: concerned
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 10:43:23 PM »
You are right that your negative result is conclusive you are negative.  Oral sex is not a risk for infection, pimple or not, as reflected in your negative result as well.  There are some STDs that are much easier to contract and if you are concerned, you should ask your doctor for a full STD screening.

Am I Infected? / Re: concerned
« Last post by worried_alot on Yesterday at 10:30:31 PM »
One thing about the risk I had is that the potential exposure was sometime in June or July. I tested on October 29th. So I'm guessing I can rule that exposure out? Since its been 3 months?The oral sex just keeps worrying me. I've never tested for anything else so I'm not sure if I caught something else besides that? Won't a presence of an std increase the chances of me getting infected? More so including the pimple thing I had? Because I'm not sure if it was actually a pimple or an std
Am I Infected? / Re: concerned
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 10:17:02 PM »
Oral sex is not a risk for infection.  HIV is a very fragile virus.  Its outer surface becomes damaged, immediately when leaving the host; where changes in temperature, pH and moisture levels, alter the HIV outer surface, rendering it unable to infect.  The mouth is another barrier, as it protects us from pathogens that we encounter daily and it contains over a dozen proteins and enzymes that alter HIV, leaving it unable to infect.

There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.)  These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years.  The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex.  Any kind of oral sex.

These studies yielded NO infections.

Unprotected intercourse however, is a risk and you will need to test 6 weeks past this incident and then at 12 weeks to confirm the result.  There are some tests that can give you results in shorter time frames and you can read about testing here: Testing Information.

Symptoms can be caused by many things and we do not discus them as testing is the only way to know your status.  You have had a risk and you will need to test at the appropriate times.


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Am I Infected? / concerned
« Last post by worried_alot on Yesterday at 10:08:25 PM »
Hey everyone,
I'm new here and I've been reading a lot lately on these assessments. You guys have been very helpful to them. I appreciate that and hope you guys can help me.
So to start off, I have been seeing a prostitute lately once a month more or less. It all involves receiving unprotected oral from her (which was a dumb decision on my part). I never cared to think about HIV until now. One incident with her which I think was sometime in June or july included around 30 seconds of insertion but no more than a minute and if it helped any better it was just the head of the penis. Last month on the 24th I received oral again from her. I felt disgusted with myself after. One thing that worried me was a pimple or so I think on my penis. It wasn't bleeding or open unless it did during the act. So I started panicking after and thinking about the brief vaginal encounter I get myself tested with an Oraquick test. It came out negative to my relief but the oral encounter still worries me. I started developing a lot of the acute infection symptoms. Sore throat( or feeling in throat) lymph nodes, fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, lower back aches and periods of brief nausea. It feels all too real for me. What I have read shows conflicting info. Oral low is low risk while others say no risk. The posts on here all seem to say that oral has no risk. But all these symptoms continue to worry me. I'm anxious for the 6 weeks to pass by so I can test again or just wait until the 3 month mark. Can you guys please help me?
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