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Am I Infected? / Re: Performed oral 6 days ago... Freaked
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 08:32:49 AM »
Its safe to move on .  :) .
Estoy infectado? / Re: Quiero la opinion de ustedes!
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 08:30:29 AM »
JC, cojelo suave. Probando a 3 meses o 12 o 13 semanas son iguales.

Y yo sigo esperando un resultado negativo para ti. Ahora tiene que prestar su atencion con fuerte a otras cosas en su vida para pasar el tiempo esperando mas facilmente. Y si, puede hacerlo.
Am I Infected? / Re: Oral sex 8 weeks ago
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 08:29:44 AM »
Thank you so much. Yes the only contact was through oral sex and as I said I have no idea if she has anything I'm just concerned that she may. So then I am absolutely so risk and should go on with my relationship and my life and enjoy it? Also no matter what symptoms I feel they must be all in my head right? Just making sure we are clear I am 100 percent hiv free and negstive? Sorry for the redundant question the fear of not knowing is pretty terrible, thank you for your patience

That is correct . It would not matter if she did have HIV, it still would not have been a risk for HIV . 
Estoy infectado? / Re: se me rompio el preservativo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 08:28:02 AM »
De nada.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Ferguson MO
« Last post by bocker3 on Today at 08:01:51 AM »
Crawford killing is a grisly tale and not many are talking about it:
Maybe not many are talking about it because there isn't anything at all grisly in that story. 
The video will help fill in the gaps, but right now, calling it "grisly" is over the top and, frankly, how these things morph into riots with folks stirring the pot before facts are known.
Am I Infected? / Re: Performed oral 6 days ago... Freaked
« Last post by Johnvintij on Today at 08:00:04 AM »
Thank you very much for your response, I am ver relieved by this! In your opinion do you think I'm ok to receive oral with my neg partner? And do you think I require another test with the info I've given? I must say that this forum is a very important tool for people who are scared and confused about this virus! You folks should be commended . I will always be grateful for your help! Neg or pos I will continue to read your forums for knowledge and support
Thank you again
Living With HIV / Heavy partying and consequences
« Last post by Rockin on Today at 07:32:02 AM »
Hi there, it's been ages since I've been here and I just wanted to write a bit about something that is happening to me, which is I hope it could be useful to other people as well.

I've been seriously depressed for a while now. My depression has nothing to do with my status, it has to do with family and professional issues, existential crisis and complete lack of meaningful relationship for years now (also not due to my status, just bad luck I guess). Anger, sadness, fear and loneliness, that great combo.

Because of my depression and because of a recent fail in love, I started to get into the whole "partying NSA fun" thing...heavily. Every weekend.

It started mildly. I'd party for 24 hours, taking GHB and mephedrone. But I'd eventually stop and rest enough to go to work on Monday. But I hate my current job so the weekend partying became a staple for the last 2 months. And it started to escalate rather quickly.

So...the weekend before last I started partying on Friday night and only ended on Monday afternoon. 80 hours awake, barely eating and barely drinking water. Missed 2 days of work and, suffice to say, was feeling like complete shit for days.

I was feeling sick this past weekend and some cold sores started to appear on my mouth. Went to the dentist: got a really nasty gum infection, which he says it's probably the reason why I had a bit of fever over the weekend. And he says it usually happens on people who have (or had at the time) some sort of compromised immune system.

So now I have to take 2 antibiotics and I'm taking my VL and CD4 later on today. My last blood test was taken on May: VL undetectable and CD4 at 570.

I haven't stopped taking my meds, even during the crazy weekends, so I hope my VL is still UND, but I'm expecting my CD4 to be lower, obviously.

To be honest, during those weekends I couldn't care less. I was so low that I didn't care about my life, my body. I knew I was pushing my health to the limit but I didn't really care. The way my mind was at the time, death would be a gift.

I'm not sure why or how but the fog in my brain has been lifted, albeit temporarily, no doubt about it. And now I'm taking this opportunity to try to find some treatment for my mental health.

I hope it's not too late for me and that my CD4 starts increasing again soon. And I hope this serves as a lesson for me and for anyone out there reading. I'm sure there are "safer" ways to party, if that's your thing, but people in our situation must be extra careful about this, **even while UND**. Clearly I'm an example of that.

Even if I reach that low point again, I'll remember that. Although my foggy brain might believe that death could be a "gift", nasty and painful infections are not. Not sure if that makes sense.
Living With HIV / Re: Positive about being Positive (blog)
« Last post by Almost2late on Today at 04:24:29 AM »
I can accomplish all that in these forums without the worry of scammers and my privacy is pretty protected.. Why would I go else where?

Guess its not my cup of coffee.. plus I don't think your soliciting is even allowed here.
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Trii vs Stribild
« Last post by eric48 on Today at 04:21:40 AM »
Just read what the FDA has to say about it...

Living With HIV / Re: Positive about being Positive (blog)
« Last post by Big_Ted on Today at 04:12:29 AM »
Surprisingly good (if possibly slightly agressive?) question.

Everyone has stuff they have to deal with.  Everyone has their own way of coping.  And sometimes, people want some help to cope.  This forum is one example of that, and a thumping good one.

My blog, is another.  It's my way of putting a hand out, saying "hey, there's others who have been there, felt that."

We all need to support and care for each other.  But more than that, those of us with a passion and desire to see positive change in the world, have an obligation to act on that desire, and be the change we want to see.

If this isn't your cup of tea, by all means disregard the blog entirely.  But for those who are interested, it's right there.
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