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Am I Infected? / Re: High risk in Africa
« Last post by Wade on Yesterday at 08:13:10 PM »
Hi ,
The tests you have taken are accurate so what ever is making you sick is not HIV.
A negative result past 13 weeks is conclusive...period
it is safe for you to move on , you do not have HIV.

Best , Wade

To avoid infection,
You need to be using condoms for all anal and vaginal intercourse until you are in a trusting monogamous relationship and both have been tested for all STIs and HIV.
Everyone who is sexually active should have an annual exam and test for all STIs and HIV ,and always after unprotected intercourse. Always using condoms will give you peace of mind your tests will return with a negative result.
Estoy infectado? / Re: DUDAS ,OBSESION Y SINTOMAS
« Last post by FOBOS88 on Yesterday at 07:35:15 PM »
disculpe es un tecnisismo pero probando a 83 es lo mismo q a 84 ? es que tengo que aprovechar que la mujer viene a hacerse la prueba le dije de hacerla el sabado pero me dijo que no puede , lo que me asusta realmente es que ella se contacto conmigo para hacerse la prueba. estoy que tiemblo. si no es molestia me gustaria un consejo. otro detalle es que va a ser una prueba rapida inmunocromatografica.
Am I Infected? / High risk in Africa
« Last post by bobby123 on Yesterday at 07:18:20 PM »
I had unprotected vaginal sex with a street sex worker in Africa.
I have ongoing symptons which include sore dry mouth,  coated tongue which is peeling regularly, especially on the tip,   tongue ulcers and chronic belching.
I also have burning neuropathy in my legs and feet.
All these symptons are since my exposure.
I have now done 8 Hiv Tests,  all fourth generation for antigen and antibody. Some tests were done in a clinic some home blood tests sent to a private lab.
All these tests were done between 3 and 12 months of exposure and were negative. I tested to this period as I was told it may be hiv 2.
The last test stated non reactive 0.24 COI.

my symptons persist and I am very worried what is wrong.  My doctor has not diagnosed anything.

What tests should I do.  Could I have a different African strain of hiv.

Am I Infected? / Re: Risk Assessment - Very stressed
« Last post by Wade on Yesterday at 06:51:45 PM »
Hi ,
First off we all rely on the same latest peer studies and CDC information
available to us . I totally agree with Jims assessment ,  from what you have described your herpes have not changed your risk.

As Jim has told you it is safe for you to move on, and oh.. for the record..
we are volunteers living with HIV and would not purposely give you incorrect
information. Jims assessment was direct and to the point and was in no way rude.

Best, Wade

Am I Infected? / Re: Really worried about BJ
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 06:42:21 PM »

Getting a BJ is not a risk, no matter how often you get a BJ and even with the warts it simply does not change a no risk situation into a risk for HIV transmission.

As for fingering there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering, you will not be the first.  It's just not an effective transmission route, even for it to be a theoretical risk you would need to have deep bleeding cuts or wounds on your finger whilst doing this and that was simply not the case. 

Am I Infected? / Re: Really worried about BJ
« Last post by laredo13333 on Yesterday at 06:25:57 PM »
So even multiple blowjobs (with condom) having genital warts from different partners is no risk fro HIV no matter what? I also fingered them and often bite my nails and have blood/hangnails/little cuts on my fingers. Thank you last question I promise.
Sexualmente solamente la copula vaginal y anal sin usando los condones son riesgos confirmados por el VIH. 

No puedo ver un riesgo verdadero en su cuenta y por eso probando es innecesario.  Puede hacerlo por su paz mental a 3 meses, pero estoy seguro su resultado sera negativo.
Estoy infectado? / Re: DUDAS ,OBSESION Y SINTOMAS
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 05:45:07 PM »
No, no ampliarian su ventana.
Living With HIV / Re: Received my first test results.
« Last post by geobee on Yesterday at 05:43:45 PM »
I take Stribild. One pill a day.  Easy-peasy. 
Estoy infectado? / Re: Andy aun tengo dudas debido a mis sintomas
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 05:42:03 PM »
Muy bueno.  Sigue con su vida.
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