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Off Topic Forum / Re: felt like sharing an old picture of my mother
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 09:59:56 AM »
Im glad you got the pic!  A bit of luck.

My aunt had bad blood with the family and she had later in life marriage to a really rich guy and his kids hated my aunt and resented she got some of "their" money.  (He had been in love with my Aunt for decades, nevertheless.)  Anyway she was the keeper of all family pictures and documents.

Well she was an alchie and rather infirm as an old woman and when her husband died those kids came in and threw away almost everything saying they thought it was useless and "flood damaged" "old documents" of their father.  What bullshit.

Hi Limbo,
I have carefully read all your posts from start to finish .
You have been all over the place on why you are and are not on treatment.
From what I've read you should be sitting down with your doctor and discussing how you should proceed. Also we do not take kindly to inflammatory remarks regarding meds and starting treatment here , there are too many who come here looking for logical advice and guidance.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Cunnilingus
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 09:33:28 AM »
Es carente de pertinencia si la mujer hubiese estado en etapa de seroconversion.
Am I Infected? / Re: Can I get HIV from my HIV+ waxer?
« Last post by Wade on Yesterday at 09:08:51 AM »
His status makes no difference this was not risk for HIV..as Jim said "end of story"
We don't comment on what others say, but HIV is not transmitted through rubbing .
The virus is sexually transmitted through unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse.
It is safe to move on.

Am I Infected? / Re: Can I get HIV from my HIV+ waxer?
« Last post by oscarformylife on Yesterday at 08:31:42 AM »
Thanks for the reply.  I was just worried b/c he described that the anal region is very sensitive to HIV transmission.  He said that he contracted it by his partner rubbing his penis against his anus (without penetration).  Since he was waxing my anal region as well, he might have come into contact with possible cuts or what not.  I woke up this morning with a sore throat, so I am worried.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Cunnilingus
« Last post by Lorenzo argentino on Yesterday at 08:30:40 AM »
Dr le pido mil disculpas sólo le hago una pregunta más y le juro por mi hija que es la última. Si está mujer hubiese estado en etapa de seroconversion aguda con carga viral de millones y con la sangre menstrual y todo la evaluación del riesgo es el mismo? Gracias de antemano y perdón por mi ignorancia. Abrazo grande!
Estoy infectado? / Re: Sexo sin proteccion
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 08:09:30 AM »
No hay nada en sus sintomas que es el VIH especifico.  Tambien es tan temprano a ser desde el VIH.

Tiene que probar especificamente con una prueba por el VIH.  Hacelo primero a 6 semanas.  Si esa resultado sera negativo es casi seguro sera conclusivamente negativo  a 12 semanas.

Sus sintomas son algo a discutir con su doctor.

Cuando hay un pregunta sobre su estado del VIH, puede conocerlo solamente desde tocando una prueba especificamente por el VIH.  Otras pruebas no pueden dar esa informacion.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Cunnilingus
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 08:06:20 AM »
De nada.  Saludos a Vd. tambien.
Living With HIV / Re: Can someone clarify for me?
« Last post by BT65 on Yesterday at 05:37:28 AM »
Flightless, you're worrying yourself unnecessarily and I suppose the only thing that will take care of that is time.  You've gotten 3 opinions outside of the forums, two from doctors and one from a therapist, and you still don't seem convinced, so I imagine that nothing we say will ease your mind either.

Leatherman is totally correct when he advises you on the meds acting as both pep and prep.  You somehow need to get your mind active in some other way to try to put this out of your head.  You certainly had to risk for re or super-infection.  Please try to stop doing so much worrying about this, you'll only drive yourself crazy.

Hi limbo, the last evidence about hiv is that even in suppressors the continuous fighting  against the virus to keep it low and quiet leads to a severe chronic condition, more heavy then the one you can develop with meds, which now are really good. If in 20 years some of us (not considering even more tolerable meds or vaccines) would experience some osteoporosis or some liver problems or so on, I think this will be manageable anyway. Left alone the virus can do worse things even if you feel good apparently. This doesn't want to be scary, but I think that if docs from all over the world say the same thing, there must be something true. I don't think that all of them are serving the devil of pharmaceutics.

None of us is happy to take meds. But they work so good now. I know many people + for 20/30 years now (20 on meds more or less) and they do very good with few problems, but we have different drugs now. Few that didn't take meds are dead. Being part of a 0,5 of people is quite rare. This is an evidence for me.

Me too, without the p31 protein still not expressed (that means I was recently, very recently infected) had a very low viral load (that should be really high at the beginning) and the doctor said that I might be a controller, but none can say it at early stages and anyway it is highly recommended to treat everybody for the reasons I already exposed.

Sometimes we ruin our life more heavily with bad eating or smoking or drugs.

My best regards


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