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Living With HIV / Re: would you disclose to a probation officer?
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 09:07:24 AM »
one of the first things i said in front of the judge, and glad i did because it confused her too

Your Honor, I don't understand why I am here, and I don't understand how I have violated the terms of Probation you set... if you'd please read the petition, even it doesn't say....

quoted directly from the petition for revocation of probation of order

IV
That the Defendant has violated the terms and conditions of probation in the following particulars:   NONE

she looked confused, asked the PO to explain
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Am I Infected? / Re: Am i affected with HIV/STDs with scrab skin
« Last post by Darrenwei on Yesterday at 09:06:10 AM »
With the scarab wounds that i have injured on the  skin..
Chances of getting the virus is it high or consider low or no risks??
I am just to paranoid....
Thanks
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Hi
You can read the HIV/AIDS Basics on this site - for treatment info, etc. Look at the top of the page.

Again, I am not a doctor and won't say if you should be on treatment now or 6 months or whatever.  I told you what they did for years, and then I told you what they are doing now - the national recommendations in so called rich countries.  The most current science suggests for several reasons, treatment soon after diagnosis for everyone is best. That does not mean waiting is all that damaging - it depends on the individual case.
In the UK I think the National Health service is still NOT treating at diagnosis, and waiting for below 500.  So if its good enough for them....

The current life expectancy is fine - near normal - you should plan for a long life and save money for financial security when you will be old.

For the UK, the studies are starting to suggest maybe a LONGER life span (on average - for a population) for HIV+ than HIV-.  The hypothesis is that HIV+ people get more care and regular care and so over the years their health may be better than people who neglect to see doctors and get treated late for various conditions.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Am i affected with HIV/STDs with scrab skin
« Last post by Darrenwei on Yesterday at 08:55:57 AM »
Thanks for Your swift reply...
I am paranoid for the last few days....

What is vaginal secretions means? Is it the same fluids as the women squirt ??
Do u think i need to go for tests??
So in that the case do i move on??
Thanks
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Am I Infected? / Re: Am i affected with HIV/STDs with scrab skin
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 08:51:44 AM »
Hi

I read the post and the details carefully.

You had no risk from HIV and it is safe to move on, receiving a BJ is simply not a risk and as for the "wound" its outside the body so not a risk anyway. Besides being exposed it is also not a direct path to the cells needed to infect.

You have nothing to worry in terms of HIV if this was the only incident. 

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

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Lipodystrophy & Metabolic Problems / Re: my size changed!
« Last post by BLAST on Yesterday at 08:51:09 AM »
Penis size is genetically determined, so it is really unlikely for a drug to change its size... Circulating testosterone doesn't affect penis size too: steroids users would be oversized, and they're not...my personal experience  8)
If I were you, I would re-consider my "penis assessment abilities"...you will find your answer into your mind, rather than into your underwear  :P

By the way...if your willy's size gets back, just hit me up   ;D
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Hi Mecch,

Thank a lot for your useful information. It reduces the worry and obssession existing for weeks.

Maybe I got misunderstand about the drug Atripla when it states "not approved for treatment of HBV". I thought that it is not applicable to patient who has HBV inflammation due to cause liver damanged as side effect.

About my country, I have refer to latest updated drug list for HIV treatment (2014), I found that mostly old lines drug which need to combine many bills for a day. Moreover, sorry to say but the treatment service as well as experts in meds is still new compared to neighbor countries. It really worries me. Thus, I did ask about treatment service in Bangkok since I just want to ensure I will get the right advices, right presciption.

One last question, I ask about my current status. Should I be on meds soon if I can afford ? Or just wait for next tests and decide? How is life expectancy from now. I am 29 yrs old now..

Many thanks
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Am I Infected? / Am i affected with HIV/STDs with scrab skin
« Last post by Darrenwei on Yesterday at 08:45:51 AM »
I am concern about a sexual event with CSW 36hrs ago at  asian country...not sure is she illegal or not
1. A day before the encounter,near to the shaft of my penis, i got a pimples blackhead there, i went to squeeze.. did squeeze out abit of puss.. but i injured the skin on the surface. And got abrasion there.. about 3cm to 5cm away from the shaft of my penis. I am concern if will i get anything from the CSW.
2. She did blow job me for 3 to 5sec.. i quickly ask her to put the condom on to blow as i am scare that i may get stuff from her.. will this be a concern?
3. She sit on me and ride on me she did squrit abit.. will that   cause the stds or hiv enter my body with the abrasion near to to penis??. I not sure if the abrasion area touches her viginal lips or touches her fuilds as is quite near to my penis shaft
Is the squrit water from her viginal same as what online said as vaginal secretions, is it the same?
... pls help to advice..
Thanks

Attached pics of the abrasion area


https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1suq71o8sc0xeb/Screenshot_2016-06-30-02-23-51.jpg?dl=0.

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Living With HIV / Re: would you disclose to a probation officer?
« Last post by Wade on Yesterday at 08:38:06 AM »
Way to go Zach !
Rocking the court house ... maybe the judge tore those involved a new hole !
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Living With HIV / Re: Nutrition and HIV
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 08:22:28 AM »
The inhibitory potential of human CYP3A was in the order: grapefruit > black mulberry > wild grape > pomegranate > black raspberry.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16415112

I used to love grapefruit juice and switched to blood orange. But its expensive and a lot of sugar, so decided to just stop drinking most juices all together, and just let myself eat every fruit, except grapefruit.
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