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Living With HIV / Re: HIV Database?
« Last post by Denvaux on Today at 02:31:56 AM »
     I received a letter today from a public health agency directing me to call them regarding a confidential matter. I did and was informed that I had been reported to them as being HIV positive. This is very upsetting, it's discriminatory, it's a total violation of privacy, and apparently in AZ it is a state law. Ostensibly to keep data so that HIV statistics are up to date, and no one misses out on any federal funding. Of course that doesn't explain why my name is registered with the state of AZ as being HIV positive. They could have those numbers independent of identifying the patients. I'm so mad right now. I'm absolutely livid. This country disgusts me. The discrimination it allows, the crass and abusive behavior it rewards.
     Are there laws like this in your respective states? Or is this unique to my little slice of hellscape down Southwest?

I'm surprised that you are so surprised to realise that government agencies share such information about you. Here in the UK, our individual national health service number is as accessible as is our income tax reference number;  I am more than aware that big brother has access to all relevant information and like you I'm not happy about it; but what can we do about it? We can do nothing whatsoever and no- I don't accept their excuses or reasoning here, no matter how well articulated or apparently well meaning they word it and I am astounded  to see on here, long term HIV survivors and advisors
being so accepting of governments position.
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Hola Andy

Ayer fui a un baño público para hacer mis necesidades fisiológicas, pero no me di cuenta si mi glande o prepucio tocaron la orilla del inodoro, en el caso de que hubiera restos de semen de otro hombre en la orilla del inodoro y mi glande o prepucio rozaran esa parte yo estaría en peligro de que me contagiara de vih en el baño? ???
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Living With HIV / Re: HIV Database?
« Last post by AusShep on Today at 01:42:12 AM »
So, hepatitis (especially C) is reported by name?  What about syphillis, gonnorhea, and others?  I've been unclear whether it is just HIV.

Yes those are all reported by name.  Here's a link to the TX list, I can't imagine that Hep and other veneral diseases are excluded anywhere.  The State list will be driven by what the State has to report to the CDC. 

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/investigation/forms/101A_0208.pdf

There are links in the footnotes to the detailed forms that are filled out.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: miedo por posible infeccion
« Last post by llucalla on Today at 01:38:03 AM »
YO he tenido una experiencia similar e tenido sexo con una chica con protección en todo momento!! mi miedo es que a la semana me dio diarrea y gripe me puse a investigar y uno de los sintomas del VIH es una como una gripe y me preocupe y hasta ahora estoy preocupado!! La chica es sexualmente activa y yo no !! Puedo estar en riesgo??
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Living With HIV / Re: HIV Database?
« Last post by tednlou2 on Today at 12:47:39 AM »
So, hepatitis (especially C) is reported by name?  What about syphillis, gonnorhea, and others?  I've been unclear whether it is just HIV. 
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This is a woman on her 4th marriage.  Jesus didn't say anything about gays, but did divorce.  But, it doesn't matter what her God said and didn't say.  I think she and the other clerk (both have last names of Casey, but not related apparently) want to get their book deals. 

It will now be interesting what happens tomorrow. I have a feeling she will continue to defy the orders.  The other clerk said he will go to jail and will die for his beliefs.  The county prosecutor has already begun to act.  We will see if they follow through.

Btw, since this is a federal court order, would the Justice Dept act, if the county and state do not?  It would seem they would have to, if the state didn't.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Trying to work through it
« Last post by richardccna on Yesterday at 11:43:18 PM »
Thanks for the fast response Joe.  After reading quite a few posts, I had a feeling that would be your response.   Guess I just needed to hear it from folks who know this way better than I.   You guys are great!    Have a great evening!   I'm going to bed now, worry free.  No really...    ;-)
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Am I Infected? / Re: Trying to work through it
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 11:38:06 PM »
You have not had even the slightest risk.  HIV is a very fragile virus that is damaged immediately when outside of the host.  This is why sexual fluids are NOT infectious outside of the body.  It doesn't matter what fluid touched you as it was not infectious.  You have not had a risk and you do not need to test over this incident.

Joe
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Am I Infected? / Trying to work through it
« Last post by richardccna on Yesterday at 11:24:03 PM »
First off, let me thank you for all you do here.   I'm trying to work through a possible exposure (though after studying other responses here I may be way over thinking this)   So, here's the deal:

Several weeks ago i had an encounter with a total stranger.   We started with mutual masturbation and there was a fair amount of precum.  His and mine both.  I bring this up because my concern was HIV infected precum getting into the urethra.  I've read some on here, so I think that may not be a big deal.   After that, we engaged in mutual masturbation.  Of course, the precum was slicking things up but I'm no really worried about this part.   After that, we engaged in frot (rubbing) for a good amount of time.   When he got up, I noticed that there was semen on my groin/lower stomach area.   He claimed it was mine but I know better.   I hadn't finished yet.   Wiped that up with a towel and then I finished myself.  Wiped that up too.   After that, we talked for about 10 min and I left. 

Here is the part that is getting me.  After I left, i was in my car and I reached down to scratch an itch in my groin area.  I noticed that that area was still a little moist (possibly sweat, it was totally summer outside) and then I stupidly put my fingers on/in my mouth, totally not thinking.  As soon as I did it I felt my face flush.   Thinking, "you idiot!".   My dental health is certainly not meth mouth, but I do have 2 deep cavity areas and I'm sure the gum in those areas are not great either.   They are scheduled to be fixed later in Sept but obviously that is after my event.  So, my fear is that some infectious HIV was on my groin area and then I put it in my mouth, like a fool.

Yes, since then I have had odd "symptoms" but I am refusing to relate that to this.  I took an Oraquick swab test at home at 10 weeks (I think it was actually 12 but I can't be sure so I chose the shortest time I could confirm) and it was Neg.  Do I need to retest?   Is there ANY chance of infectious HIV getting in my mouth (or urethra) from what I listed?   I think I already know your response but I guess typing is somewhat therapeutic for my paranoia.   LOL.    Again, thanks for all you do for us worriers. 
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If she doesn't resign immediately, I hope the court throws her in jail and imposes huge fines, to show that you cannot flout the laws you claim, go against your faith.  She's shown herself to be one hateful woman and does not understand the obligations of her duty as county clerk.

Joe
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