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Am I Infected? / Re: Worried about exposure through anal sex
« Last post by ms747 on Yesterday at 12:17:12 PM »
Thank you so much for your reply Jeff. I agree, I was probably at very low risk, but my anxiety got the best of me and convinced the doctor to administer PEP. Although I knew I was having safe sex, I couldn't be 100% sure.

One more quick question: I understand that PEP might extend the window period. When is the earliest I can test after PEP? My doctor asked me to come in 2 weeks after finishing the treatment. Can I do a test right after before that time?
92
Off Topic Forum / Re: The Simpsons.....
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 12:14:36 PM »
challenge accepted... downloading the fxnow streamer for this binge
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Hey all! We're still recruiting! Thanks, Paul
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Am I Infected? / Re: Another oral and kissing issue please help
« Last post by Mimi025 on Yesterday at 11:56:52 AM »
Thanks Jeff g..it made me feel confident that I will be testing next week for my 3rd month..but another thing what about the kissing part where in I tasted the blood from him?
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Off Topic Forum / Re: The Simpsons.....
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 11:56:35 AM »
#EverySimpsonsEver is actually a 12-day 24-hours-a-day 277-total-hours marathon showing all 522 eps and the movie. Doh!
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Off Topic Forum / Re: To the land of the Irish
« Last post by absopozilutely on Yesterday at 11:51:57 AM »
The preview was good but misleading. This movie is boring so far. I want action, drama and sex. At least some skin.  zzzzzzzz

I second that! When's the next date?
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Am I Infected? / Re: Another oral and kissing issue please help
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 11:49:36 AM »
You have not had a risk for HIV . In order for it to be a even a tiny risk you would need large open wounds in your mouth . Oral transmission is so rare its only been documented a few times in 30 years . If you decide to test again for this incident do so for peace of mind only and not because you think you had a risk ... if this is your only concern it will be negative .

The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. Most who are infected will test positive by 6 weeks. For various reasons a small number will take longer and that is why we follow the CDC recommendation to test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result. keep in mind you did not have a risk to test for .

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 until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

 
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Am I Infected? / Re: Worried about exposure through anal sex
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 11:41:33 AM »
You had protected sex and a doctor gave you PEP ? that's a crying shame . You never had a risk and you most certainly do not need PEP . Your partners status is irrelevant, you had protected sex so it does not matter if he has HIV or not . To answer your question, yes, if a person is in the window period they can test negative . I hesitate to even answer the question because you will now worry about his status when it does not matter any way . Never ask a person to test for HIV, the only test that matters is your own .

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 until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Am I Infected? / Another oral and kissing issue please help
« Last post by Mimi025 on Yesterday at 11:38:46 AM »
Mabuhay from Manila Philippines. I am very worried about my situation. I am gay and I had an oral sex (I do the blow job) without protection and ejaculation too. My concern is I have my braces on my teeth and I'm worried about the precum, if there is. The guy told me he is HIV +. I took a rapid test (blood sample)  at exactly 33 days after the exposure. And it turned out NON REACTIVE. Can you tell me my risk ?and how accurate the test is? I read on some forum that at 25 days after exposure the antibody test will pick up 95% of the people infected will show positive on the test? And lastly we were deep kissing, I tasted and saw blood on his mouth. Would this increase my risk ? Please help me I am very worried.
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Complera and Hypersomnia ?
« Last post by lawrence on Yesterday at 11:36:25 AM »
Thank you Miss Philicia :)

So you think it might be a class effect which would therefore concern all the NNRTI. I will discuss this with my doc very soon as I see him within one hour, specifically for that question. I will also ask him which diagnosis he makes, that's a good point.

Insomnia is when you can't sleep, isn't it ? And hypersomnia when you sleep too much, that's why  I use this term and not 'insomnia'.

Best,

L.
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