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Am I Infected? / Re: Uncertain in details
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 01:32:51 PM »
Hi

No it was not a risk for HIV transmission.

Urethral sounding equipment has been outside the human body exposed to the environment and as for the BJ nobody has ever been infected from receiving a BJ and you will not be a first in history. Nothing you mentioned was unique and it was not a risk.

With regards to the other site, I don't care or comment on what others say .

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 Ďsafeí 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

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.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Am i at risk? Very worried please help
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 01:27:57 PM »
Correct, No risk at all for HIV transmission.

Jim
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Am I Infected? / Uncertain in details
« Last post by randomhat20 on Yesterday at 01:24:37 PM »
I'll be upfront and I did ask about this on another site for medical questions. The answer was generally no, but there was also a tinge of the unknown. So I suppose I'm looking for a second opinion. But here goes:

I agreed to let a friend try some urethral sounding and probably wont be happening again in my lifetime. That aside, she surprised me immediately following with oral sex. There was no ejaculation on my part. Also, to my knowledge, there was no bleeding on either party at any location.

I found out later that she had not actually gotten tested yet for hiv following a rape that happened earlier this year (all other tests yes).

So my concern is that the increased exposure to the mucous membrane. I know that saliva kills/inhibits hiv. But all factors combined (open urethra, possibility of micro tears, unknown hiv condition, etc), I felt it best to ask. Outside of this, I'm rather paranoid about protection, so this would be the only unknown encounter that I've had.

As stated, the doc on the other forum stated probably not, but that there were no real studies to back that up with everything in tandem. Your thoughts here?
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Am I Infected? / Re: Am i at risk? Very worried please help
« Last post by alexessex22 on Yesterday at 01:19:32 PM »
Thank you for responding so quickly.

This is literally the first time I have ever done anything like this with a male and my last std check a year back was all negative and i have had no encounters since that point.

Just to double check even though his semen came into contact immediately with the urethra of my penis and the cut on my hand is there really no risk at all?

Thanks
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When one of the drugs that make up Teevir (generic Atripla) has a negative side effect.  Doctors usually just substitute that one drug out. 
This will likely give you

Abacivir+3TC+ Efavirenz 
 
(which will be 2,3,4, or 5 pills)depending on the strength and if the pill for ABC has the 3TC combined.  (Kivexa is the combined pill and there are generics).

When generic tenofovir alafenamide becomes available in India that could be another option for you then.

Sounds like you are in good hands doc wise.
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Thanks, JimDublin & Eric48.

Jim: My ID said almost the same thing that you are saying. Since I don't have any pre-existing heart condition, Abacavir is not a risk. I also do not smoke (never have), I don't drink much either (an occasional beer or wine) and work out about 3 times a week. I guess since all my other blood work is normal (no diabetes or high cholesterol as yet), I think it should be fine. Thanks.
I know Dolutegravir is not yet available in India and neither is the new version of Atripla with Tonofovir that does not cause kidney issues - so those options are out for me.

You're welcome.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Am i at risk? Very worried please help
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 01:10:11 PM »
Hi

No this was not a risk for HIV transmission.
If what you posted was your only concern since your last negative result than it is safe to move on in terms of HIV.
 
HIV does not remain infectious outside the human body (such as on surfaces), once hiv finds itself exposed outside the body, small changes in temperature, pH / moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect.
The small cut on your hand was also not a route of infection for HIV.

If you are sick go see a doctor to find out what is making you ill.

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 Ďsafeí 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

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.

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Estoy infectado? / Re: Riesgo por vasos o botellas. (desesperado)
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 01:09:41 PM »
No tenia un riesgo, no tiene que probar.

Adelante con su vida normal.
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Mental Health & HIV / Re: I thought I had a handle on this
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 12:44:10 PM »
I was diagnosed going on three months ago. After the initial week or so of shock and many up and down feelings, my feelings more or less stabilised and I was even feeling positive about the future. I was lucky to be diagnosed a few months after seroconversion and my CD4 count was above 500 and viral load was under 3500, which made me feel better. I started medication about a month ago and felt even better for being proactive and doing what I should be doing for my health. I  felt as if I was doing all the right things and even felt hopeful about the future.

But the past few weeks Iíve been feeling less positive and more down about this entire situation. Depression would be appropriate word. It seems to be getting worse by week. Itís starting to impact my job. Not noticeable to my boss yet, but I have zero interest in the job and since itís high pressure, itís only a while before it starts to show. It takes so much out of me to keep it together at work and to complete my work when all I want to do is stay in bed. Socially, Iím not in the mood to socialise with many outside of a few very good friends occasionally and even then Iíve been cancelling more and more. Iím losing interest in things that I like and find it extremely hard to be productive with anything. Itís weird because some days Iím Ďnormalí and will feel hopeful again and then the very next day I wonít be able to concentrate at all and will just be down and feel like my life is crashing and burning.

I think that the first month after going to the doctor filled me with hope that I could get through this easily and now as time goes on Iím realising that itís not going to be that easy. It was easy to think that starting to take medication would solve my problems. The only problem with that logic is that it disregarded mental health considerations. I don't have a history of clinical depression, but I have had circumstantial depression in the past when facing certain life events. I've usually bounced back fairly quickly. I really thought that I would avoid it this time around, but now I'm starting to think it's unavoidable and I'm not confident that I'll bounce back as fast.

Anyone else experience this pattern? One of hope that later turned more depressive and pessimistic as time went on? Iím not sure if the medication is influencing my mood or if Iím just genuinely down. Anyone experience depression as a result of rilpivirine?

          OJO         HELLO CRAZYTURNS...WHAT MEDS ARE YOU ON?...I'M SORRY YOU ARE FEELING THIS WAY...HAVE YOU TALKED TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT HOW YOU ARE FEELING?, MAYBE SEEING A COUNSELOR AND SOME ANTIDEPRESSION MED HELPS YOU FOR A WHILE.

I'VE BEEN LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS AND TAKING MEDS FOR ALMOST 22 YEARS, I NEVER FELT DEPRESSED FOR HAVING HIV, ON THE CONTRARY, I TOOK IT AS A CHALLENGE, MY FAMILY NEEDED ME, SO, I COULDN'T FAIL THEM, ESPECIALLY TO MY MOM, WHO SHE WAS WITH ME SINCE THE BEGINING, I DON'T REMEMBER HOW MANY TIMES I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND SHE WAS WITH ME EVERYDAY, EVEN ONE TIME, ONE OF THE NURSES WHO KNEW ME FOR MY FRECUENT VISITS TO THE HOSPITAL, ALMOST DIEYIN, TOLD ME ONE TIME IF IT WASN'T EASIER TO JUST LET GO, STOP SUFFERING, I TOLD HER, YES, IT WAS EASIER BUT I SHOWED HER TO SEE THE LADY SITTING BY THE CORNER OF MY ROOM, AND I TOLD THE NURSE, IF SHE DOESN'T QUIET, I WILL NOT QUIET...SOMETIME WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT OUR LOVE ONES, THEY SUFFER WITH US, SO WE HAVE TO MAKE THE EXTRRA EFFORT TO STAY HAPPY AND WELL, NO JUST THINK ABOUT OURSELVES, WE GOT OURSELVES IN THIS SITUATION WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT OUR FAMILIES, NOW, THAT THEY HAVE ACCEPTED US WITH THIS VIRUS, I THINK WE OWE THEM TO BE STRONGER...I HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS SUPPORTING YOU, IF THEY ARE DOING IT, THINK ABOUT THEM, TALK TO YOUR SOCTOR, THERE IS HELP, SUPPORT GROUPS, PHYCOLOGIST, MEDS, AND PLEASE, DO NOT ISOLATE YOURSELF, MAKE THE EFFORT TO GO OUT...I WONDER WHAT CHANGED SINCE YOU WERE FEELING BETTER, ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAOUGHT THE VIRUS EARLIER...WERE YOU FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF?, WHY?, YOU ARE DEALING WITH A MANEGABLE VIRUS, NO MORE DEATH SENTENCE...LET'S SEE WHAT MEDS YOU ARE TAKING AND PLEASE, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR, NOBODY SAID THAT LIVING WWWITH HIV WAS EASY, FOR SOME IT'S EASIER BUT FOR  OTHER IT'S NOT BUT THERE IS HELP...WISHING YOU THE BEST...KEEP US POSTED...BIG HUG, YOU NEED IT                                                                                                                 OJO   
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Am I Infected? / Am i at risk? Very worried please help
« Last post by alexessex22 on Yesterday at 12:42:09 PM »
Hello,

Three weeks ago i gave someone i met online a handjob and he ejaculated onto the head of my penis (not circumcised) and on my hand, after he ejaculated i rubbed my penis head for a short while and i also noticed that there was a small cut on my hand that was bleeding and had got his cum on it, i have now developed a blotchy red rash on my arms, chest and back and i have got really worried now, is it possible i was infected with HIV?

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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