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Am I Infected? / Re: Oral Sex on Vacation
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 07:53:05 PM »
No matter what the details are specifically, receiving oral is absolutely not a risk for HIV.

There is no need for further concern about this incident as far as HIV is concerned. And no need for HIV testing.

The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.

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I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 07:29:50 PM »
I have been hearing from my Dr that the % is becoming more important than the CD4 count.
knowing the % was really mainly a factor back in the days when we had to wait to 350 to start meds. So yes your doctor may have cared about the percentage here at the very first to take a more narrow view of how well your meds were working. However, the percentage will never be important again after the first year.

In 30 yrs, I've only asked about my percentage once because that's never a number I or my 3 ID doctors have ever needed to know to treat me. Trust me, with your excellent cd4 count and UD, your percentage means absolutely nothing to you now and will mean nothing in the future. After year one, all you need to know is a once a year viral load and another cd4 count. after year two, all you'll ever need is a yearly viral load

edited to add: and that is info from the CDC ;) whose guidelines your doctor is using to treat you.
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Toxic Effects of NRTIs
« Last post by Mishma on Yesterday at 07:21:25 PM »
Update: I'm now 6 months out after discontinuing Truvada (on my own-I'm not in any study); I am still undetectable. Furthermore the autonomic and peripheral neuropathy has improved significantly such that no more down jackets when it is 90 outside, decrease in cramping, tingling and absence of pain-I've just thrown all my gabapentin away (not that it was that effective).

Additionally, my endurance, muscle mass and urinary output has steadily improved to the point where I'm getting almost daily exercise and starting to complete all the projects around the home and yard that have been piling up.

Furthermore my lipodystrophy has almost completely resolved.

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I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by PittGurl on Yesterday at 07:10:38 PM »
LOL Ok Most Respected Leatherman :) Yes, i do see now - still doesn't qualm my long term fears - however, id rather be ALIVE!

I take my meds faithfully with 1 hour before or after 9am since DAY ONE   :)  i have 2 alarms on my phone - one regular one and the other through an app that i can show my dr at any given moment my 100% adherence. Also if i add in another med (like Ativan as needed or whatever) i can track that too.

I have been hearing from my Dr that the % is becoming more important than the CD4 count. I was worried that in Jan (see below) my CD4 dropped that meds werent working....however the % was up so the dr said not to worry...we dont look at CD4 as much as the %...... Can you explain that more? I dont quite get that.   

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Am I Infected? / Oral Sex on Vacation
« Last post by CR Traveler on Yesterday at 07:02:51 PM »
I am a women who received oral sex for around 5 minutes.  I noticed he had a little blood on his tongue when he came up to kiss me. I told him to stop immediately.

Do I need to take PEP?  Am I at risk for HIV?

I read may threads that said the saliva in his mouth would render the HIV useless if he had it.......is that true or do I need PEP?
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 06:58:38 PM »
Just got my labs back!  8 months on Triumeq
Excellent!  ;D
any side effects? looking back now can you see why we told you were overly worrying about things? ;)  :-*

seems long but that is only 3 months away.
just think, with numbers like that after 8 months, that in another 16 months (which could mean as few as just 2 more labs), if you remain UD (and that's easy-peasy by just remaining adherent to your meds) then you could go without ever checking your cd4s again and probably only having a viral load test done once a year! That should certainly help alleviate your worries a bunch.  ;D





the current guidelines are:
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After 2 years of ART, VL consistently suppressed and CD4 consistently 300-500:
Time between viral load test can extend to every 6 months for patients with consistent viral suppression for >=2 years.
With the cd4 test done every 12 months

After 2 years of ART, VL consistently suppressed and CD4 consistently >500 cells/mm3:
the CD4 test is Optional


https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/html/1/adult-and-adolescent-arv-guidelines/458/plasma-hiv-1-rna--viral-load--and-cd4-count-monitoring
"Table 4. Recommendations on the Indications and Frequency of Viral Load and CD4 Count Monitoring"
http://hiv.ucsf.edu/docs/hiv_monitoring_guideline.pdf
"Table. Summary of HIV-specific routine laboratory monitoring" (pg 5)
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Estoy infectado? / Re: preocupado por besos con sangre
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 05:46:18 PM »
No tenia un riesgo.  El VIH es tan fragil a transmitirlo desde esa moda.  Es solamente durante la copula sin un condon que sera un riesgo.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by PittGurl on Yesterday at 05:41:08 PM »
Thanks Jim and Tonny2!  :)  I'm kinda shakey today LOL....i dont know if too much coffee or just the relief and letdown of worry.  I dont have to go back to Dr. until August - seems long but that is only 3 months away. Ironic that my appt will be on the exact day I was DX.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: may day may day
« Last post by CaveyUK on Yesterday at 05:32:37 PM »
the forums went down???

This must have been on the only day I've not tried to access them in months :)
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: please help me understand
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 05:22:55 PM »


         OJO        hELLO MY DEAR AND FAVORITE GURL, i COULDN'T BE HAPPIER FOR YOU, AND ENVIOUS, LOL, YOU CD% IS BETTER THAN MINE, UGH!...i LIKE PEOPLE WHO ARE FIGHTERS, THAT'S WHY i INVEST MY TIME IN SUPPORTING AND SENDING pmS, TO SHARE EXPERIENCIES AND TRYING TO GIVE A BIT OF HOPE, TO OUR NEWBIES...i'M GLAD YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR RESULTS, NOW, i'M READY FOR MY BEER, CHEERS AND HUGS MY FAVORITE GURL                                             OJO
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