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Am I Infected? / Re: help about oral sex please
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 03:17:34 PM »
The risk for sexually transmitted HIV comes from unprotected anal and vaginal sex . Getting a blow job is not a risk no matter the HIV status or viral load of the person performing oral sex .

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.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , 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? / help about oral sex please
« Last post by student3000 on Yesterday at 02:59:56 PM »
Hello and thank you for the help. I was in a gay male party were lots of sex was going on. I recieved oral sex from a guy ( with deep through ) and i masturbated with his saliva till i came in his mouth. Later i have noticed him having bareback sex with lots of different guys including oral sex. My question is: is there any risk for hiv if i got a bj from someone that just gave a bj to someone else ( the pre cum or the cum of the different guy )?..  what if his viral load is very high?.. i never have unprotected anal sex and i understand that my risk is low but the whole situation cant put my mind into rest so can you varify my risks for me please. Thank you
Am I Infected? / Re: Oral exposure [very anxious] ... please help
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 02:35:06 PM »
Ann is on leave so your stuck with me . You are missing the point ... Getting your dick sucked and cunnilingus is not a risk and this is not a trick answer where if you keep asking the question a different way there will be a balloon drop and music will start playing when you finally get it right ... no risk means no HIV .   
"Franck Maldarelli presented data confirming the fact that plasma contains clonal HIV sequences."

Plasma?  Our blood plasma?  ???

EDIT:  I'd also like to know what bottle of whiskey was bet on in 2013 by John Mellors and Mark Wainberg - lol
Mental Health & HIV / Re: new antidepressant
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 02:28:30 PM »

   -jo   Hi everyone

I started taking nortriptyline 5 days ago,last night I stopped taking it because of the side effects, it made me feel worse but what really concerned me was, it was starting to mess with my eyesight, as some of you may know,I'm legally blind and just to think it may damage the little vision I have left, scared me...so I will talk to my doc tomorrow, (eye and GP) doctors to "see", what I can do...this made me think, that it might be time  to just forget about an antidepressant, and look for a boyfriend instead, lol, seriously it might be time to tackle my demons in a different way, we'll see what the docs have to say...hugs    ojo
Am I Infected? / Re: Oral exposure [very anxious] ... please help
« Last post by spookylish on Yesterday at 02:18:02 PM »
Yes, but in those studies all of them had low viral load(or UD) I think, right ?

- I will take 1 more test to get off my anxiety. I will tell you guys the result. I'm going to test tomorrow and this is my last test and I will trust it.

I'd appreciate sooo much if Ann will answer to my question.
Am I Infected? / Re: Please help I am worried
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 02:11:37 PM »
You know my answer ... you did not have a risk for HIV and its not going to change . 
Living With HIV / Re: snake oil hocus pocus
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 01:46:41 PM »
Snake oil hocus pocus is a pandorra's box of horrors.

A google search (1) combined with critical thinking skills (2) can identify snake oil for what it is. Or, asking a reputable doctor (3).  The problem is, people avoid or don't have 1, 2 or 3.  Or for dozens of irrational reasons we slip through a hole into believing in hocus pocus.
We have anxiety about health and sickness, get overwhelmed by marketing, laymen testimony, whatever, and we're off. 
Also people don't want to belief there is nothing that can be done sometimes so they want something.  Over use of antibiotics is a sort of snake oil, so we can all share in the shame and finger pointing.
Am I Infected? / Re: Please help I am worried
« Last post by mnd9762 on Yesterday at 01:39:56 PM »
Hi Jeff

I am aware about your advices in past as mentioned in thread. I am requesting about incident that happened recently i.e. on 19 Sept
Am I Infected? / Re: Please help I am worried
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 01:30:09 PM »
Yes ... get some help with your HIV phobia, we cant help with that . I also want to remind you ...

You are already conclusively hiv negative because you were NOT in a window period to begin with. People are only in a testing window period when they have had a risk.


As Andy suggested:

You did NOT have a risk for hiv infection and you are conclusively hiv negative.

If you keep posting about this NO RISK, CONCLUSIVE NEGATIVE situation, you will be given another time out. A second time out will last for 56 days. PLEASE CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!!!


Yes ... get some help with your HIV phobia, we cant help with that . I also want to remind you that you have already been given a time out so do not make me follow through with another . You know my answer ... you did not have a risk for HIV and its not going to change . 
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