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There is a lot at play here and I'm not judging , but do you think this could be brought on because you just disclosed to him two days ago ?
I mean maybe hes just pissed and hurt.
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Well Yes...Those rules are a bit much to say the least , sounds like you have some educating to do.
How were things before you told him you were HIV+ ?

Pretty great.

Unfortunately even those positive recent studies like this one always add "..but there IS a tiny chance of transmission" which is enough to say he doesn't want to risk it at all.

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They established that there was a 95% chance that (in a couple whose sexual activity is average for the group studied) the greatest-possible risk of transmission from a partner was 0.45% per year and from anal sex was 1% a year.

Anyone experience a similar reaction with their HIV- partner and they just relaxed over time?
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Am I Infected? / Re: Slept was bisexual woman. Anxiety alert.
« Last post by Wade on Today at 11:03:49 AM »
Hi
When doing risk assessments we always assume your partner is living with HIV.
Her sexuality and partners are something I don't take into consideration because
your status is the only one that matters.
Bottom line is unprotected intercourse is risk for HIV and testing is recommended.
Guidelines are to test at 6 weeks past exposure and again at 13 to confirm your result.

Good Luck to You, 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? / Slept was bisexual woman. Anxiety alert.
« Last post by Oneworriedguy on Today at 10:40:14 AM »
Last month i believe on the 24th, i slept with a bisexual woman whom i have known for years. She is in a relationship with an hiv pos woman,they been together for 4 years. I know she takes a test every year. Last year she took a test, it was neg as she only been with me and her girlfriend. We have sex sometime, prolly once a year. So last month we had unprotected sex.

I have been under tremendous stress lately, when ibget worried my anxiety hits hard. Sides of neck tense and it feels like its pressure which has me thinking lymph nodes swelling, right shoulder sore qnd cant turn my head all the way to the left without feeling that pull sensation like its on my muscles. Throat feels a bit funny. At times i felt off balance a bit. Very weired.She has no prob going to get a test but work schedules and car issues prolonging it. She seems pretty confident but i know that does not mean anything.

So tommrrow im going get one, hopefully she can get hers today. Its been a month for me. If my test comes out neg,how well off am i?

I did some research on lesbian women and hiv, my understanding is its likely to pass but rare. My friends all telling me i shouldnt worry and that it is gonna be neg as in all of a sudden after 4 years she hiv poz.

I would like to hear from you guys, i have been studying in this forum for some weeks now. This is driving me nuts.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: So I just tested Positive
« Last post by mecch on Today at 10:36:16 AM »
Do they already have the blood draw, or not?  What is so complicated about having you come in for the blood draw now, before you have the appt with the doctor?

Anyway, in all instances, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. This means in medical care like in other things in life, it is helpful to be polite and friendly but persistent in asking for what you feel you need.   
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Well Yes...Those rules are a bit much to say the least , sounds like you have some educating to do.
How were things before you told him you were HIV+ ?
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: New to hiv
« Last post by mecch on Today at 10:33:21 AM »
Yes your drugs are the exact same 3 molecules as the branded Atripla version. Millions use the generics, they work.
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Hey Moonlight ,
Is this someone you are in a relationship with ?
If so why has he only known for two days

Best, Wade

Yes, we're in a (closed) relationship.
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Am I Infected? / Re: HIV/stds from being fingered
« Last post by Wade on Today at 10:06:58 AM »
Hi
I'm assuming your the one who was fingered although there was no risk for either
of you so it doesn't really matter .
Even with small cuts , bitten fingernails there was no risk of transmission of HIV
It is safe to move on.

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? / HIV/stds from being fingered
« Last post by Jcrew on Today at 09:55:13 AM »
Can a woman be infected with HIV or other stds by being fingered by a man? What if he had small cuts on his fingers? I don't know if there were any bleeding cuts.
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