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Living With HIV / Re: Flu Shot Time !
« Last post by Almost2late on Yesterday at 10:59:27 AM »
Got my shot on the 29th last month, since then been getting night sweats but not as drastic as I've had in the past.. Feel okay in the morning following, might be something else, no idea.
AIDS Activism / This makes no freaking sense
« Last post by Almost2late on Yesterday at 10:52:11 AM »
This really makes no sense that this very blue state with 5000 new infections a year, the Governor would veto a bill that would allow ER's to "offer" HIV testing.. If my state would have offered me testing the several times I've been to the ER before my dx, I would not be living with an AIDS dx.. So fuckin stupid.. Thought this Brown was a liberal..

Am I Infected? / Re: Chance of getting HIV through erotic message
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 10:10:39 AM »
You did not have a risk or a need to test for this incident . The window period for testing is 3 months past any possible exposure ... so if this no risk incident is your only concern in the last 3 months you are conclusively HIV negative . Its safe to move on now.
Am I Infected? / Re: Very afraid!
« Last post by Wade on Yesterday at 10:09:28 AM »
We do not comment on what others say,
We go by the facts and guidelines set by The CDC.
You have not had risk , sore or not
Risk is from unprotected anal and vaginal sex.

To avoid infection...

You need to be using condoms for all anal and vaginal intercourse until you are in a trusting monogamous relationship and both have been tested for all STDs and HIV.
Everyone who is sexually active should have an annual exam for all STDs and HIV ,and always after unprotected intercourse. Always using condoms will give you peace of mind your tests will return with a negative result.

Am I Infected? / Re: Chance of getting HIV through erotic message
« Last post by enam23 on Yesterday at 10:03:35 AM »
Thanks Jeff for your quick reply and I really appreciate you and your forum.

Do I need to feel safe as I am very much anxious after this incident.

Do I need to go for test again, please advice.

Once again thank you very much for your great help.
Am I Infected? / Re: Very afraid!
« Last post by sadboy13 on Yesterday at 10:01:36 AM »
But my cold sore was large and was still hurt. Once there ejaculation in my mouth, sperm contamination may have come in my blood way, right?
Danny Pintauro recently went public to reveal who contracted HIV through oral sex. I am VERY scared.
Am I Infected? / Re: Chance of getting HIV through erotic message
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 09:51:55 AM »
You cant get HIV from rubbing or touching a person. HIV is sexually transmitted from unprotected anal and vaginal sex.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies. Once hiv finds itself outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect.

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 until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.
Am I Infected? / Chance of getting HIV through erotic message
« Last post by enam23 on Yesterday at 09:40:56 AM »
Hi Dr, I am 32 year male and had gone for Chinese body to body message 3 weeks ago. Initially that lady has messaged my whole body by using oil. During that course, She put her finger close to my balls. At the end (aprox. 15 Mint) she took off her cloth and my under pant as well, she applied oil on my penis through her hand and start rubbing my penis through her knee and breast and during that course I ejaculate. She was lying on my body for few minutes after the ejaculation. I am not sure my penis touched her vagina. I kissed her boobs 2-3 times but not her nipples.

I didn't indulge in any other oral sex or any type of intercourse.

I don't have any cuts on my body and I didn't notice on her as the room was little dark. I took the shower after half an hour of this incident.

I was very much scared and next day morning I have gone for Combo HIV Test (1 & 2) & P24 which was negative.

But I read on the internet that there is certain window period (3 Months) and the results can be confirmed after that.

After three weeks I am feeling uneasiness in my throat, tongue become little whitish, few red bumps on the skin (but disappear in 2 days) and having little pain in my stomach like diarrhea (but not in actual).

I am really very much scared and all the day and night thinking about this infection.

What are the chances of getting HIV/ STI by this activity?

Do I need to go for HIV Test again? If yes, please recommend when should I have to go since it is only 3 weeks now from the exposure.

Please help me on this.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: 3 1/2 month tested positive
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 07:43:35 AM »
Hi tonny2! and hi efox :) !

I have been doing great on my meds so far and absolutely no symptoms except for being really really tired when i get home from work and sleeping alot.

As for being treated bad, well ,in the beginning it was a roller coaster for all of us and me being Dx'd. I think me lying about different story's i made up put alot of confusion into everyone's minds at the time. I totally apologize for all of that, but when you get Dx'd as you all know its a big hit into the mind and sometimes its just a burst of depression. Not knowing what to tell my parents had alot to do with it. I couldn't tell them the truth on how i contracted it. Anyways now that i actually told the truth on what had happened people are alot more talkative towards me then when i first got here  ::). Joe has helped me out alot and so has everyone else and i appreciate everyone walking me through step by step.

Efox, Yes you are right we all do have those times man, thats why we all need support from eachother, when times get bad this is a place of enjoyment, and to see how everyone is doing :) Hope your doing well too man!

As for ian, i miss him. i did not get to talk to him very much but he is a great supporter, Tonny you should tell him to come back :)

PS, Tonny i would love to wash your car for you! I enjoy the summer days of washing and detailing cars, making them shine once more ^_^


         ojo       Hello Kyle, no need for you to spologize, the problem wrre not the reason why ianmx, others and I, felt bad about the way you were treated...we all must understand how a newbie feels when he is looking for support, you needed a hug,first, and then, some members should have asked you for some more information, but, anyway, just wanted to let you know that you didn't do anything wrong...when you posted on this thread, I wasn't around, otherwise, you would have gotten a big hug from me...wishing you the best, keep us posted about your progress and more hugs                                   ojo

PS thanks Kyle, I do not drive anymore, so, no car to be washed, you are a nice guy  ;p
« Last post by YoungNScared on Yesterday at 01:43:43 AM »
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Any heavy PC gamers here??? This weekend i was at a Game convention and theres a crap ton of awesome games being released soon!

This awesome game is being released from south Korea, and to hit USA by End of November, if someone wants to play with me  :o 8) ::)

Watch the trailer! This was an anime show they finally developed into a FPS! and it looks amazing!



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