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Am I Infected? / Re: Anal sex exposure
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 11:00:55 AM »
You did have a risk and must test and as I told you you can pursue PEP if you wish but its not recommenced in your situation but only to be considered . 

Am I Infected? / Re: I am a 34-year-old guy living in Singapore.
« Last post by posguysg on Today at 10:42:39 AM »
Just got home. Few hours ago, I did a 4th generation hiv test (antigen+antibodies test). It was conducted by taking my blood by using finger prink device and doctor asked me to wait for 10 minutes.

Result is negative.

However, I dont feel it is accurate. Today is the 28th day since my exposure. Normal antibodies need 3 months but this rapid test only use about 4 weeks to detect hiv infection.

Is it accurate? Please advise. Thanks.
For those newly infected, this may seem discouraging, but for those having lived with the virus for decades, it's humbling to continue living.
Why is it "humbling" to continue living.  I don't quite follow you here.
Hello welcome to the forum.

I doubt anyone here can tell you if its serious or not. Of course if you feel sick you should see a doctor.

Anyhow, how long have you had HIV and what numbers do you have, starting treatment?
Estoy infectado? / Re: Es necesario que se haga la prueba??
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 10:27:43 AM »
YO sólo te puedo aconsejar que no tienen relaciones sexuales sin protección, y para probar si se comete este error . La prueba es la prueba y no tiene nada que ver con la prueba de los socios .
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 10:25:29 AM »
MissP, I've expressed this concern ad naseum with my doctors to no avail.  But I also no longer feel exhausted so perhaps it's my "normal"?  What I experienced with the Isentress wasn't normal and I was so exhausted that I couldn't function correctly.

I've continued on with the Trazadone that my doctor prescribed a while back (before the med change) which doesn't really help with the sleep issues.  But I saw other benefits after a while.  Not sure what it's actually supposed to do, but it has slowed down my scattered brain and improved my focus.  OH, and my mood has stabilized and I'm enjoying my perfected personality.   ;D

Oh, that really should be addressed in another thread.  :)
Am I Infected? / Re: Anal sex exposure
« Last post by cheeky01 on Today at 10:19:51 AM »
I don't mean to challenge your answer, I really appreciate it! I am curious however why the insertive partner who ejaculates into a guy of unknown status with no condom (or a broken one) is considered low enough risk to not recommend PEP. It is considered a risk, correct, even if not a high one? Thanks for any insight!!

For instance I found this, is this information maybe not current?
If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. - Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama

OH great, I quote my hillbilly Gma and you quote the Dalai Lama!   ;)
If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. - Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama
reconsider the meds for depression, they are their own challenge to get dialed correctly, but very worth it in the long run

being depressed is nothing to be ashamed of
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