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Estoy infectado? / Re: Posible infección?
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 10:56:13 AM »
Sus "sintomas" son algo a discurtir con su doctor.

No son el VIH especifico y tengo que repitir que Vd. no tenia un riesgo por el VIH virus si puede creerlo o no.

Am I Infected? / Re: Oral/Eye transmission freak out
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 10:54:40 AM »
You have not had a risk for HIV . HIV is sexually transmitted from unprotected anal and vaginal sex and not for blowjobs or sexual fluids once they are outside the human body .
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!
Off Topic Forum / Re: Indiana...Now Not Serving Sense With Anti-Gay Law...
« Last post by buginme2 on Yesterday at 10:53:51 AM »
The mayors of Seattle and San Francisco have banned travel by city employees to Indiana and will cancel contracts done with the state.

What is the rest of the country doing?

Am I Infected? / Oral/Eye transmission freak out
« Last post by Questioning19 on Yesterday at 10:50:43 AM »
Hello, my name is Melina and I'm 20 years old.

In short, I have severe HIV OCD (been like this since July 2014) and I, stupidly, put myself at risk (for the third time) after a drunk night out with friends. I went home with a guy (white, 23, british, soldier) and we had sex. We used a condom for intercourse. I think we did. I saw it on the ground and he texted me to confirm that it stayed on. I definitely remember seeing it on him before we began.

Here's my problem. I performed oral on him 3 times during our encounter, all unprotected. And, in the morning, he jacked off near my face and came DIRECTLY into my eye. I don't know why I didn't see turn my face before he did that. Stupid.
What is the transmission risk for oral/direct cum to eye?

I'm freaking out. Please help. Thanks. :-\ :-\ :-\
Estoy infectado? / Re: Posible infección?
« Last post by Raulper on Yesterday at 10:41:24 AM »
De todas formas estoy asustado. Ayer y hoy 36 y 37 dias despues el contacto he tenido 37 de fiebre y tengo la lengua aun blanca y la boca llena de heridas

Puede tener que ver con sintomas de infeccion?
Living With HIV / Re: CD4 down from 648 to 534! VL stil <20
« Last post by blueyedboi20 on Yesterday at 10:03:11 AM »
Thanks guys! I know I'm posting like every few days about a new concern, I'm just a worrier haha. I mentioned the CD4% to two different people (my non hiv doctor and my "case worker" at the clinic) and they said it's just the CD4 count that I should be focusing on.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Posible infeccion por VIH por preservativo roto
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 08:27:41 AM »
Leonard, a veces la problema con probando es falso positivos, no es falso negativos.

Vd. estas conclusivamente el VIH negativo.

Sus sintomas son algo a discurtir con su doctor. El VIH no es la causa. No tiene que probar otra vez por el VIH.  Punto.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Dedo herido en masturbación.
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 08:24:51 AM »
El riesgo desde la vagina es solamente durante la copula vaginal sin usando los condones. La eyaculacion femenina no es un riesgo. Punto.

Vd. no tenia un riesgo. Punto.
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: My Stribild Review
« Last post by corkguy on Yesterday at 08:05:27 AM »
Thanks, that made me laugh!
so everything in moderation.............life lesson
took first pill his morning. Here we go!
Off Topic Forum / Re: Indiana...Now Not Serving Sense With Anti-Gay Law...
« Last post by BT65 on Yesterday at 06:17:11 AM »
One of my friends drove to Indy Saturday to protest this horrible law.  I really believe Indiana should be a southern state (no offense to my southern friends).  Pence is even worse than Mitch Daniels was and he's really facing a huge backlash, which he should. 

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