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Living With HIV / Re: Should We Bareback?
« Last post by ChavinKnight on Yesterday at 04:29:27 PM »
I agree...your doctor's advice sounds really sex-negative, or maybe just ill-informed.  With that said, each person has to make their own choices.  Personally, I could never give up going bare, regardless of the consequences.  My partner and I are in the same situation as you, both poz, both UD...and we are barebacking our brains out, and have been for the past 2 1/2 years, even though I have only been on treatment for one year. 

I don't know if that is reassuring or not; I'm entirely comfortable with my choices.  I was also barebacking frequently with other poz guys for over seven years before meeting my partner.  I wasn't on treatment and not all of them were either.  I didn't develop resistance.  I don't know if one can tell anything from a single case, and I have no medical training, but I just don't buy that the situation that you are describing is risky.  I think driving to work in rush hour traffic each day is more dangerous.....but what do I know?
Am I Infected? / Re: Craigslist encounter
« Last post by Scaredstraight92 on Yesterday at 04:20:24 PM »
Thanks for the reply. Couple of questions remaing.
If I did contract Herpes from this am I still at risk for hiv?  Also do you think my symptoms are anything indicative of hiv? I've had all Std tests except for Herpes, is the hiv test under a month sufficient to say I'm safe? Thank you for all the input. I really appreciate it. I'm really stressed and frightened. And I just want to know what's wrong with me.
Nutrition & HIV / Re: Echinacea for common cold
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 04:05:33 PM »
If you do a quick Google search you will find things like this . http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22869560

Always talk to your doctor and or pharmacist before you take supplements . Hope this helps a little .
But he wants to go to medical school... is that even a possibility now? I find conflicting info on this subject. But again, who knows what he will decide in 4 years. He may be motivated to do research, or, perhaps he could get into med school as long as he didn't choose an invasive specialty for residency.
This is just so hard! So many dreams put into question. I know I sound like I'm whining, but he and his brother are the things I love most in life.
Nutrition & HIV / Echinacea for common cold
« Last post by Omarantas on Yesterday at 03:55:58 PM »
Hi all, I was recently diagnosed HIV and started atripla a month ago (cd4 257, vL 276000) now I'm coming down with common cold. Before the diagnosis I used echinacea caps and it used to help greatly, shortening the duration of the cold. I've read conflicting reports about it. Does anybody use it for common cold or upper respiratory infection ?
Meds won't stop working, not these days, when there are many different choices.  As long as your son takes them each day (sort of like a vitamin or and aspirin), he will be fine.  He will be monitored quarterly and then semiannually, so any resistance problems, which are highly unlikely, would be caught right away and another med selected.

It is important to read up things, but don't overdo it.  Even information from two or three years ago is outmoded.  Your doctor is right to be optimistic, so should you and your son.  Neither his dreams, nor yours, should be up in smoke.

In terms of relationships, positive people with undetectable viral loads are highly unlikely to transmit the disease.  There are many ways to be safe.  There's no reason why, someday, you cant's have HIV negative grandchildren.  Listen to your doctor and don't overdo the research.  10 years is a long time in HIV research, so who knows the advancements that will be there in 2014. 
Living With HIV / Re: Seasons Greetings.
« Last post by britchick on Yesterday at 03:24:46 PM »
Have a fantastic day,wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
Its a gorgeous ,cold, crisp day here in Scotland.
Our Christmas dinner and drinks are still flowing!!!!!

It is in your favor that the insertion was brief and that there was no copulation . The oral sex was NOT a risk .There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.) These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex. Any kind of oral sex.

These studies yielded NO infections.
Dear jeff,
I trusted him and I was so na´ve and foolish in doing so.
I wish I could undo what happened and had not gone to him in the first place but he made every overture to see I could trust him and told me things one would only dream of hearing. I feel almost betrayed (about his talk of a relationship) more than the exposure. What can I say? At this point I am only trying to protect myself from an action I can't undo.

Update: it was also the first time ever that I had intercourse with a guy. He didn't penetrate much but half penetration was there.
You may can go to the emergency room in NJ and get what you need as well .
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