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Estoy infectado? / corro riesgo?
« Last post by Pete.L on Yesterday at 11:08:09 PM »
Hola, antes que nada felicidades por tan informativo foro!
Mi situacion es la siguiente, tuve relaciones con una sexo servidora hace un par de semanas, usamos condon pero hubo un momento donde se me resbalo el condon un poco y lo volví a colocar en su lugar aparte de eso todo fue seguro el problema es que unos dias despues note que tenia una pequeña herida no sangrante en el tronco en la base del pene, no se si esta me la hice antes o mientras tenia sexo con ella pero me tiene muy preocupado, el area donde esta la herida es en la base osea que apenas y penetra en su vagina pero recuerdo que el condon se me resbalaba un poco y no se si el area donde esta la herida quedo desprotegida, mi ansiedad fue tanta que me hice una prueba de Elisa a los 10 dias y salio negativo, yo se que el periodo de ventana son 12 semanas pero no podia con la angustia.
Podrian decirme si estoy en riesgo, tambien estaba pensando en ir con ella y llevarla a que se haga el examen, gracias de antemano!
Estoy infectado? / Re: Preocupado
« Last post by camilocepe on Yesterday at 10:24:55 PM »
Cordial Saludo,
Soy Felipe, un amigo de Camilo que me prestó la cuenta ya que no pude registrarme, espero puedas ayudarme.
Voy a realizarme una prueba de VIH 4 generación el día de mañana.
Hace dos días tomé mucho licor, y adicionalmente consumí (POPPER) e ingerí una vez Perico o más conocido como cocaína o coca.
Estoy tomando finasteride 1 mg para el cabello, collatrim y me aplico Minoxidil al 5% en las noches en la cabeza. Suspendí todo esto hace un día.
¿Ves posibilidad de que se vea alterado mi resultado con esto?
Atento a tu ayuda, es importante para mí.
Research News & Studies / Re: HIV Vaccine Using Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
« Last post by Jmarksto on Yesterday at 09:01:51 PM »
Picker will be giving an update on his research at the......wait for it......wait for it......Rotary Club luncheon in Portland on August 14.  Not exactly where we look for scientific updates, but maybe there will be some information.

I Just Tested Poz / Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 08:45:16 PM »
I did not understand test results. all my Doctor said was ...you tested positive for HIV and nothing else.

ojo   Hi...I'm sorry you have to hear this kind of news by the phone, what an (&%$), as Jeff said, I'd call and make an appointment to see him/her, to see what's next...if I were you, I'd look for a more considered human being, just a thought...good luck, and I'm sorry for your dx    ojo
Living With HIV / Re: Where to retire living with HIV.
« Last post by Since1993 on Yesterday at 08:18:17 PM »

       I'm finding retirement  not to be as fun as it would have been if we had stayed in Las Vegas . But the
      downfall of Las Vegas is one needs a car and might as well live in L.A. for all the traffic congestion .

Heads-up regarding relcocating to Las Vegas.

There is currently an 8-week waiting list just to get screened for ADAP/Ryan White Part B access.  There are only (2) individuals at the (1) agency (Access To Healthcare) in Las Vegas charged by the State of Nevada to process ADAP/Ryan White Part B applicants in the Las Vegas grant area (approx. 2 million people, 75% of Nevada's population).  Access to Ryan White Parts A/C/D is spread out through various HIV/AIDS agencies throughout Las Vegas, however, the state took away their ability to process ADAP/Ryan White Part B applicants and gave it solely to Access To Healthcare.

I experienced this first hand upon relocating to Las Vegas.  I was fortunate to have three months of medication on-hand before I moved.  Given the spirit of the Ryan White Care Act was to remove barriers to access to medications for people with HIV/AIDS, what is going on in Las Vegas is hideous.  There are currently (7) paid individuals administering Ryan White Care program at state level and only (2) processing Part B apps. to recipients in Las Vegas.  There is a open, gaping wound of organizational dysfunction in Nevada, and no one seems very concerned about it, or willing to actually do something to change it.  I guess its become such a part of the culture here that they just accept it.

Advantages of Ryan White/ADAP in Nevada is 400% FPL limit, and they have 36 ARV and 50+ "other" medications on the ADAP formulary.  While Part B/ADAP will pay for insurance premiums and medication co-pays, they do NOT pay outpatient medical copays that other states pay.

The primary county clinic that provides HIV primary care is fitted with plexiglass that separates the reception area from the waiting area.  They provide three small holes you can communicate with the office staff.  There is a television provided for the long wait (upward 1 hour after appointment time) and included in the clinic "welcome" packet, is a copy of the Nevada HIV criminal statute.  I instead chose to get linked into care with a private clinic where human interaction to reception is encouraged.  On balance, there are multiple providers for HIV/AIDS care which improves choice since the implementation of the ACA.

Las Vegas cost-of-living is low in comparison to other metropolitan areas of the West.  Very affordable for those on limited income.  What struck me most upon arrival was the amount of abject poverty witnessed.  I've worked and lived throughout the United States and I have never seen so many homeless and transitional living in my adult life.

All that glitters is not gold.   

I Just Tested Poz / Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 08:00:11 PM »
You have tested positive for HIV 1 ... I would call them and ask for calcification ASAP and ask what followup test they intend to do .

I Just Tested Poz / Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Last post by cfh1981 on Yesterday at 07:57:29 PM »
I did not understand test results. all my Doctor said was ...you tested positive for HIV and nothing else.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 07:54:03 PM »
Im sorry to hear you have tested positive for HIV and I have I moved your thread into the I just tested positive forum . There is a world of support here to help guide you and support you emotionally to help you get through this .

What is it specifically that you do not understand ?
Am I Infected? / MOVED: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 07:46:43 PM »
Yes, if you are asking for preferential hiring treatment based on a disability (HIV included), you must disclose that you have a disability.  You don't have to disclose exactly what disability you have, though.  Your doctor can write a generic disability letter, that says you have a qualifying disability without disclosing what that disability is.
They prefer to do it that way, in my experience.
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