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Am I Infected? / Re: Hi Forum..Very Worried After Possible Exposure
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 06:52:07 PM »
Please 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. Additional threads will be merged.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Riesgo?
« Last post by yaleli9000 on Yesterday at 06:51:51 PM »
disculpe Dr andy , es que no comprendo mucho estos foros, gracias por la respuesta seguire como venia haciendo estarme tranquila y no dudar de mi negativo a los 3 meses

feliz noche
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by mitch777 on Yesterday at 06:39:09 PM »
Not so much  ;)

Memories of Chicago no doubt.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 06:35:04 PM »

Still jealous Jeff?  ???

Not so much  ;)
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by mitch777 on Yesterday at 06:32:00 PM »
That sucks! I'm not sure what we will be getting but the temps behind this one will be -10 to -15 with the windchill. NOT a fun cleanup. My joints are already sore from the last present from the climate god.

Still jealous Jeff?  ???

Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by Miss Philicia on Yesterday at 06:17:09 PM »
Nortriptyline was the first med my neurologist tried on me in combination with gabapentin. It did nothing for me except cause very severe dry mouth -- which I already have from two decades of lots of medication but this made it unbearable. I didn't last more than a month on it I think this past summer.
Am I Infected? / Re: Blood during sex
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 06:15:42 PM »
Tim, your risk level was low as you were protected until the condom broke and this was a single incident in which you as I understood it was the insertive partner. All of those factos weigh significantly in your favor against the necessity of doing PEP.

I think you will come through this ok without PEP, but ultimately you have to decide about whether to do it or not. And IF you are going to do it, the sooner the better within 72 hours max.

Any approved test will give you a reliable result. If you do not do PEP, you can test initially at 6 weeks. If that result is negative then you will in all likelihood test conclusively negative at 3 months.

If you do PEP the countdown time for testing begins upon completion of the PEP regimen which is for 28 days.
Am I Infected? / Condom break
« Last post by fs1epop on Yesterday at 05:53:45 PM »
Hi Guys

The same thing just happened to me again. I went to the sauna tonight for the first time in a long time, started to have sex with a guy as the insertive partner and the condom broke.  I noticed it very quickly, probably after about 5 seconds or so and pulled out.

I didn't continue as the moment had gone.

I know what you said last time, but I wanted to confirm.  Do you think that PEP is necessary for this encounter? Also at what point should i test for HIV and which test should I do, the pinprick test of the send away one?


Am I Infected? / Re: plz clarify the cconfusion
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 05:39:36 PM »
Your saliva contains over a dozen enzimes and proteins which form a very effective barrier to the transmission of viable HIV. If you decide to get tested for your own peace of mind, I certainly expect you to test negative.

Other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV, so if you are sexually active it's a good idea to at least annually have a full STD panel done. But as far as HIV is concerned I think you are worrying needlessly at this point. 
Am I Infected? / plz clarify the cconfusion
« Last post by happydreams718 on Yesterday at 05:21:51 PM »
Hello to all!! Thank you guys for taking the time out to read my post. This is an awesome sight your knowledge and responses are greatly appreciated.  I know that the topic of HIV and oral is very controversial, some say there is a risk, others say very low, and some don't believe there's a risk at all.  Knowing this can be very nerve wrecking, I have received so many different answers regarding HIV transmission via oral and that's why I came to your site to get your opinion.  Here's my story I am a woman who is into women.  Recently I met a female, we connected, and she performed oral on me for a few minutes.  Unfortunately I found out from a mutual friend that she is positive.  She did not inform me of her status and after hearing about it from someone else I asked her, but she denied it.  I'm a little uneasy about the situation.  I am definitely going to be tested for STD next week because I know those are easier to catch via oral.  My question is should I be worried about this episode, what if she really  is HIV positive, should I even be tested for HIV?  And if there is no risk why is there so much conflicting info online?  It just brings unnecessary stress.   
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