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Am I Infected? / Re: Oraquick
« Last post by Scared77 on Yesterday at 01:17:26 PM »
Thank you.I'm just worried about false negatives I guess
Am I Infected? / Re: Oraquick
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 01:15:12 PM »
Oraquick stupid spell check

You only get 3 free post so use them wisely .

A negative HIV test at 3 months past any possible exposure is inclusive and you do not need further testing for that specific incident. You can trust the test you used.

You can read about testing here...
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.

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!

Please Note.
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? / Re: aroudn 2 weeks now since a high chance of infection
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 01:12:08 PM »
We cannot discuss symptoms with you and encourage you to keep working with your doctor to diagnose whatever is wrong with you. We are limited to doing risk assessments here and providing testing information.
Am I Infected? / Oraquick
« Last post by Scared77 on Yesterday at 01:11:31 PM »
Hi I had a risk 9 yrs ago n one 3 yrs ago I haven't done anything since that time 3 yrs ago.I recently took 2 at home paradigm tests n they both came back negative.can I trust these results or should I still worry?
Estoy infectado? / Re: Preocupado. Ayuda! Posible contagio?
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 12:50:13 PM »
Gardo, es verdad que un condon rompiendo es un riesgo, pero el riesgo es bajo y mas bajo por el insertivo. Y estamos hablando solamente de una vez corto.

Puede probar primero a 6 semanas.  Si esa resulto sera negativo como yo
estoy esperando, es muy probable sera conclusivamente negativo a 3 meses.

En mi experiencia no se algún caso de transmision del VIH desde un condon rompiendo.

Estoy esperando buenas noticias por Vd.
Thanks Karry and PittGurl and the rest for your replies. I am so happy I found out about this forum. I will ask more questions and will appreciate your support.
I started on ARV (a one pill generic with efavirenz, lamivudine  and tenofovir) straight away and feeling much better apart from the stress, digestive track problems and anxiety that I face sometimes. Thank you
Am I Infected? / Re: aroudn 2 weeks now since a high chance of infection
« Last post by stewyorkylad on Yesterday at 12:14:29 PM »
Thanks the reply.

the swollen glands in question is near the "slarvia gland"

and its freaking me out. as I thought I may have caught hiv a few years ago
but did not and my glands where not inflamed even though I thought they where. even the doctor said back 2 years ago there where not.

but the doctor at gum clinic other day said it may be but does not look like it is.

Can you tell the difference between a spot thats infected and puffed up and
a gland?

its very big and people have noticed.

like I said I am going to get tested at 4 and 6 weeks.
Research News & Studies / So you scientific book worms (from Reddit).
« Last post by Denvaux on Yesterday at 12:05:20 PM »
Any comments on where we are going with this....?  I thought comments here would make more sense than comments on Reddit.

http://www.sci-news.com/medicine/science-two-serinc-genes-shut-down-hiv1-virus-03295.html    8)
Estoy infectado? / Preocupado. Ayuda! Posible contagio?
« Last post by Gardo on Yesterday at 11:57:19 AM »
Hola, ayúdenme :(
Hace una semana penetre por el ano a un chico todo sucedió así:
Me puse un condón para no estar como ahora estoy, me dispuse a penetrarlo, uvo movimiento sexual casi nulo, en menos de un minuto lo saque y mi sorpresa... Estaba roto el condón. El grande de mi pene estáva descubierto por un lado,  teniendo contacto con materia fecal. En mi morral traía toallas desinfectantes con cual limpie mi glande , después lo lave con abunamdante  agua... Al rededor de una hora llege a mi casa y me bañe. Cabe destacar que no uvo sangre,  revise mi pene y estáva intacto.
Ahora me pude contagiar de vih teniendo contacto con su materia fecal?
Estoy muy preocupado... Ayuda por favor :(
Vivir con el VIH / Suplementos
« Last post by SUN_DAYs on Yesterday at 11:30:31 AM »
Hola Tonny2:

Muchos días sin saber de ti. Espero te encuentres muy bien.

En todo lo posible estoy tomando los medicamentos siguiendo siempre el lineamiento marcado por los médicos y el beneficio ha fue mucho.

Había pensado en los suplementos pero no sé cuál o que tipo de vitaminas y minerales son más adecuadas para nosotros, pues hay montones de ellos en el mercado, he pensado en preguntar  a la nutriologa pero ésta vez que fui a mi cita ella estaba de vacaciones, así que le preguntaré la siguiente vez.

Un excelente fin de semana.


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