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Vivir con el VIH / Re: Colombiano, recién diagnosticado.
« Last post by Med28 on Today at 07:09:19 AM »
Hola gente, paso por acá actualizando un poco,  la carga viral ya es indetectable y  los Cd4 subieron a 780, la verdad  cada vez siento que mi vida vuelve a la normalidad, desde el principio he tenido una mentalidad positiva, lo cual considero importante en éste proceso, actualmente a pesar del virus, vivo cada día con intensidad y con la seguridad  que llegará el día en que descubran la tan anhelada cura, por lo pronto con optimismo frente a lo que viene.

Con respecto al medicamento, la sensación del Efavirenz se vuelve tolerable con el tiempo.
Living With HIV / Re: Acute HIV infection with rapid progression to AIDS
« Last post by Denvaux on Today at 06:21:22 AM »
I started  a thread titled "another denvaux question", which was I think very relevant to this topic. I think in that thread the general consensus was that rapid, slow or moderate progression from infection to AIDS was likely dependent on a combination of the strain of virus verses the individual persons genetic makeup...... It would appear that the article here states pretty much the same(?).
I recall at my diagnosis that some of the pressing questions I put to the doctor (as I was thinking with a 1980s mindset) was " how long will I live, how long have I had this infection- can you tell?

My medical advisers were pretty matters fact:
HIV doesn't, come with an arrive date notice; even a measurement of your cd4 is not conclusive as to how long since infection as many people progress to aids in 5 to 7 years, the average progress in  8 to 12 years, and still others have lived infected more  than 15 years without progressing or treatment".
Living With HIV / Re: Acute HIV infection with rapid progression to AIDS
« Last post by efox020 on Today at 05:36:58 AM »
I tested negative May 2014 and Jan 2015 then had a diagnosis late February 2015 with a VL of 80 million and a CD4 count of 57 and 2%
Living With HIV / Re: Acute HIV infection with rapid progression to AIDS
« Last post by titik on Today at 04:47:49 AM »
Happened to me. Was negative in July 2013. Got HIV sometime after that and I started developing KS symptoms in Sep 2014. My CD4 nadir was 223 and 12.6% in April 2015.
Off Topic Forum / Re: HIGH GLUCOSE
« Last post by tednlou2 on Today at 03:01:56 AM »
I noticed your post, when you posted again and it brought it back to the list of new posts.  I'm not knowledgeable about glucose, except learning how illness can throw it off.  When I was sick in the hospital, mine was way off.  I think they actually were giving me insulin or something.

I have heard of the A1C (C and not G) test, since a few friends and family had it done.  But, that is when you're already considered diabetic and it measures sugar for a few months.  I just googled it, to refresh my memory.  Are you diagnosed diabetic?

I hope the docs can figure out what's happening and get ya back to feeling better and not faint.  By the way, do you think the carbon monoxide issue was actually glucose issues, or symptoms were independent of each other?
Off Topic Forum / Re: HIGH GLUCOSE
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 02:16:37 AM »
I guess the "I had unprotected sex with a dildo" is more fun.  :)
Am I Infected? / Re: worried
« Last post by Joe K on Today at 01:48:03 AM »
PEP would not be indicated in your situation and it must be started within 72 hours of any possible exposure.  Given the low level of your risk, I expect you to test negative when you test.

Am I Infected? / Re: worried
« Last post by scared222 on Today at 01:34:50 AM »
i am kinda regretting not starting PEP after the incident. would it be recommended in my situation?? or am i just gud not starting PEP??

Am I Infected? / Re: worried
« Last post by Joe K on Today at 01:13:58 AM »
Unprotected intercourse is a risk for infection, however the risk is lower for the insertive partner and you were protected until the condom failed.  Give the short duration, you should expect a negative result when you test, but you still need to test.  Guidelines are to test at 6 weeks past this incident and then at 12 weeks to confirm the results.  There are some tests that can give you results in shorter time frames and you can read about testing here: Testing Information.


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Am I Infected? / worried
« Last post by scared222 on Today at 12:54:04 AM »

i was in the insertive partner during an anal sex. since there was no lube the condom broke. i was too worried to ask him about his status. it was a 30-35 seconds encounter after the condom broke, i didnt started PEP.

can you please analyse my risk, am i at great risk? was i stupid not to use PEP? i have read Ann response saying she have never seen a top end positive following a condom break, what about it? please do analyse my risk.

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