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Estoy infectado? / Re: Muy preocupado
« Last post by robertmm on Yesterday at 03:26:35 PM »
Andy que tal,como siempre un gusto saludarle,le comento que el dia de hoy a 65 dias del primer encuentro me  realice una segunda prueba de inmunologia y serologia del cual el resultado fue el siguiente

Estúdio.                                resultado.           valor

Anticuerpos anti-hiv 1/2.        negativo.               negativo

Se que el confirmativo es a 90 dias ,pero como le habia comentado he estado muy angustiado por esta situacion,y me gustaria saber que opina sobre este resultado Andy .

Como siempre agradesco mucho su atencion y su tiempo.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Riesgo de contraer vih.
« Last post by Machi0210 on Yesterday at 03:05:00 PM »
Andy no te molestes, yo se que estos es fastidioso, pero entiende mi desesperacion tengo familia seņor.

Yo se que el error fue mio y debo asumirlo, y quiseria olvidar todo pero me quedan ciertas dudas y quisiera que tu me lo aclares, sera mi ultimo post

He leido que los anticuerpos pueden presentarse a los 6 meses e incluso al aņo :(
y si el riesgo fue alto deberia repetir el test al aņo, no entiendo nada seņor.
Por presentar sintomas alargaria el periodo ventana?

Por favor ayudame andy. Saludos

Mi ultimo test fue a los 4 meses.
Mental Health & HIV / Re: Support Groups
« Last post by so2014 on Yesterday at 02:55:30 PM »

Thanks so much for your reply. I am definitely trying to attend the support group! They canceled a couple of meeting due to the weather and I have some scheduling conflicts for upcoming meetings. I am however very interested on attending mostly thanks to everybody's feedback.

Am I Infected? / Re: Stung by a needle
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 02:22:15 PM »
I made a mistake the last test for hiv antibodies was at exactly 8weeks minus one day not 7 weeks. Does this change anything? All this tests have been done in Spain as I come from there and live there.
Thank you so much for your answers. I am really panicking and do not know how to handle this.

Your negative result at 8 weeks, is unlikely to change at 12 weeks.  As Jeff said, it is highly unlikely that you had any risk at all and you should expect your 12 week result to be negative as well.

Am I Infected? / Re: Stung by a needle
« Last post by Biel on Yesterday at 02:17:58 PM »
I made a mistake the last test for hiv antibodies was at exactly 8weeks minus one day not 7 weeks. Does this change anything? All this tests have been done in Spain as I come from there and live there.
Thank you so much for your answers. I am really panicking and do not know how to handle this.
Am I Infected? / Re: ARS Symptoms? Freaking out
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 02:11:24 PM »
The only way to know if you are infected with HIV is to test at the appropriate time . None of your symptoms are specific to HIV and that is why we never discuss symptoms and advise that if you are sick go see a doctor .

You did have a risk and can test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 12 weeks to confirm the results . Some test have shorter window periods, you can read about testing here … http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/HIVtests_5029.shtml

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!
Am I Infected? / ARS Symptoms? Freaking out
« Last post by aggressiveanxiety on Yesterday at 02:04:58 PM »
I'm M, 25, straight. I had unprotected sex 4 weeks back (with a female of unknown HIV status).

A week later, I had an itchy rash (red colored base, small flat papules) on my right under-arm (not on the left underarm, thus asymmetrical). A week later (2 weeks since the act), I developed small fluid-filled blisters on both sides of torso and they began spreading over time to thighs and arms (I thought the pattern looked somewhat like shingles). They were all more itchy than painful and crusted within some days. I'm confused whether this has anything to do with the unprotected sex?

Apart from skin issues,
- Sore throat: I got a sore throat this week for 3 days
- Muscle pain: My neck and shoulder/back muscles do pain (it could be due to stress lately though)
- Lymph nodes: Occipital and cervical lymph nodes (at the back of head) are clearly felt from outside. Also, the veins on both sides of throat are noticeably throttling harder than usual (can this be due to anxiety?)
- Weight loss: I have lost about 12 pounds over last 6 months, but not sure how much of it was in last month.
- Fever : I haven't had fever (but I also read that ARS fever is mild, so maybe I din't notice it?)
- No headache, nausea, diarrhea so far.

I visited GP this week and got tests done. Results are awaited, but the wait period has been tense. I hven't been able to concentrate on anything else in the past week. Do you think these resemble ARS symptoms? Any advice will be of help till I receive my results.
Off Topic Forum / Re: SNL & ISIS
« Last post by elf on Yesterday at 01:46:58 PM »
funny ;D
Living With HIV / Re: Pozing others
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 01:36:02 PM »
If you want to begin to understand how someone could want to be poz, watch the movie: The Gift.  It follows 2 guys and discusses various reasons why some gay men want to become poz.  You may be surprised at some of the motivations.



Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Tybost-Norvir
« Last post by bubba53 on Yesterday at 01:33:08 PM »
I did have a resistance test many years ago, I'm sure it's long gone.
that was during the days of pill bouncing ,and constant changes. I  do remember
I can't take abacavir or viramune,
ER side affects from one , can't remember which. I, passed out and shit myself in Home Depot, and got hives all over my entire body.Rushed to the ER. Still have scars from the larger ones. Will ask my doc about the switch when I see him . Just wondered if anyone has made the switch .
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