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Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 09:12:48 AM »

Jeff, you wanted snow didn't you? I swear you had mentioned that.  Did you get more snow than what was in that picture you texted me? 

We only got a dusting here last night and it almost gone now .
Am I Infected? / Re: Oral Risks
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 07:49:57 AM »
JKelly, nothing you are reporting of your activities put you at risk for HIV. Sexually the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as you consistently use condoms for those activities you will be well protected.

Other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV. So we recommend that anyone who is sexually active out to at least once a year have a full STD panel done.

You should always assume the other person you are with is HIV+ and take precautions accordingly -- that is, use condoms everytime for intercourse.

At this point you have no cause for concern about HIV nor any need for testing in relation to what you have done with this guy. 
Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Yesterday at 07:38:41 AM »
Greetings from TOKYO to everyone.

I thought I should sometimes leave a message even when I have nothing in particular to ask for advice of.  I am living slowly each day.   Thank you for your support.   I am just wondering if anyone of you has come to my country - I  know Zach did.   

Please let me know when you are in town.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by BT65 on Yesterday at 06:27:54 AM »
As for tips, stay in and under the electric blanket!

Our local weather is supposedly in the path of some upcoming snow event. We're supposed to get "several more inches" this Sunday.  Hello, we already have over two feet!  I wonder if we're ever going to have spring.  And oh, our temps are supposedly going to be below 0F the next few nights.

Jeff, you wanted snow didn't you? I swear you had mentioned that.  Did you get more snow than what was in that picture you texted me? 
Living With HIV / Re: As Many As 30 Rural Indiana Infections Tied To Opana Use
« Last post by BT65 on Yesterday at 06:08:37 AM »
Interesting.  I had never heard of Opana before reading the article.  I'm very familiar with the Damien Center, they've been around since the beginning of the HIV epidemic. 

When I went to a training a few years ago in Indy, one of the other participants who lived there said there was an underground needle exchange program in Indy.  Of course a person would have to know where to access that. 

If only Indiana had legal needles exchanges but that state is really behind the times and extremely conservative, unfortunately.

Off Topic Forum / Re: So, no Oscar buzz on the boards here this year?.....
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 06:00:01 AM »
Best dresses/looks:

No special order:

Eddie Redmyne (Alexander McQueen) so cute
David Oyelowo (Dolce & Gabbana) so sexy

Lady Gaga (Azzedine Alaia) so fashionable
Naomi Watts (Armani) so elegant
America Ferrera (Jenny Packham) so pretty
Laura Dern (Alberta Ferreti) so weird
Cate Blanchett (Maison Margiela) so fashionable
Reese Witherspoon (Tom Ford) so chic
Jennifer Hudson (Romona Keveza) so pretty
Emma Stone  (Elie Saab) so pretty
Oprah Winfrey (Vera Wang) so much
Meryl Streep (Lanvin) so chic
Jennifer Anniston (Versace) so glam
Dakota Johnson (Saint Laurent) so elegant

Winner - Meryl Streep - (so so so chic)
Off Topic Forum / Re: So, no Oscar buzz on the boards here this year?.....
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 05:29:40 AM »
NPH is likeable and talented but I've never seen much as for distinctive personality and taste.  I saw a spread on his NYC townhouse it was lux and meh.  His talk show appearances are meh. But, I like him. I think the writing sucked for his Oscar hosting.

Nominated movies I saw, ranked in appeal

Grand Budapest - this was a beautiful film and an enjoyable watch, not much more than that.

Theory of Everything - good performances

Boyhood - pleasant, interesting concept, a bit dull for the time invested

American Sniper - like a dinner at a luxury but macho restaurant (or club house - like a private golf club - or big city gentlemen's club) when you are old enough for your rich aunt or uncle to invite you alone and you talk grown up stuff and drink. Everything is really good but you are not playing in your wheelhouse.

Birdman - annoying metafilm that bored me when I wasn't feeling pissed off at all the manipulative craft and people involved. As fake as Budapest Hotel but the opposite in effect.

Sorry - haven't seen the others.

Living With HIV / Re: New lab results but feeling down
« Last post by Weber on Yesterday at 12:51:00 AM »
Hi Joseph,

Disclosure is pretty much no-no for me, at least for now. Just my take on it.

I actually do great, my career has never been better. Sometimes, I think God is rewarding me with success to compensate for the freakin virus I got. Lol...We all find ways to relax our minds, don't we!! :) besides my lab days, I think mentally I'm ok.

Nice meeting you 😊
Off Topic Forum / Re: So, no Oscar buzz on the boards here this year?.....
« Last post by Dan0 on Yesterday at 12:18:39 AM »
I had the more interesting night....watching two guys kissing on The Walking Dead and then Twitter erupt from the South up.

Better than NPH in his whities.........probably NOT as good as GaGa wiping up the stage with her haters. THAT was the highlight of my recorded version.
Am I Infected? / Oral Risks
« Last post by jkelly90x on Yesterday at 12:16:16 AM »

I have been seeing a guy. We made out, he gave me oral a few times, and fingered me. My anus was sore after the fingering, especially near the outside. There was dry humping and his penis was around my anus for a while pressing against it with pre-cum on the tip. There was no obvious penetration, just pressure briefly.

Are these activities risks for HIV?:
1. receiving oral
2. frottage
3. precum around anus
4. fingering
5. making out

This is what I know about him in 3 weeks of dating me: he has had more than 7 partners in 2014, most (I'm assuming) unsafe sex. He has told me he has never bottomed before. 2 days before meeting me, he had unprotected vaginal sex with a genetic woman. His testing history is unclear, and probably inadequate anyway. I am asking your opinion on the above risks from the assumptive standpoint that he has HIV (even if he doesn't).

I was HIV negative before I met him 3 weeks ago.

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