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Am I Infected? / MOVED: Posible contagio VIH?? ayuda!!
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 09:32:21 AM »
Estoy infectado? / Re: Preocupadisimo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 09:30:27 AM »
Lume, su resultado negativo no es una sorpresa aqui porque en verdad Vd.no tenia un riesgo verdadero por el VIH.

Sexualmente solamente la copula vaginal y anal sin usando los condones son riesgos confirmados por el VIH.

La problema a veces con probando es falsos positivos, no falso negativos.

No hay nada en sus sintomas que es el VIH especifico. Si continuando, son algo a discurtir con su doctor. Pero es seguro que el VIH no es la causa.

Living With HIV / Selling the End of AIDS
« Last post by drewm on Yesterday at 09:25:20 AM »
As slogans anticipating an end to the AIDS epidemic gain popularity, skeptics worry that such promises are hollow and unrealistically ambitious, and that failure to deliver will ultimately set back efforts to combat HIV.

The idea was born in a Washington, DC, jail cell. Charles King, who heads up Housing Works, an AIDS service organization in New York City, was locked up for several hours alongside Treatment Action Group executive director Mark Harrington. The two veteran activists had committed their latest act of civil disobedience, this one before the White House during the International AIDS Conference in July 2012. Killing time, they found themselves lamenting what they saw as the ineffectual nature of the Obama administration’s National AIDS Strategy, which, King believes, “is a strategy to maintain the epidemic, not to end it.”


I guess, in theory, you can end the epidemic if you can end infections but without a CURE can there be an "end of AIDS"?
Living With HIV / another survivor's guilt thread
« Last post by wolfter on Yesterday at 09:02:01 AM »
Just needing to put this out there so I can possibly garner some strength from expressing this.  There haven't been any recent mention of this.

The last couple of months have been the most incredible I've experienced in a long time.  At a time when I should be the height of elation, I've developed a funk over the last couple of days.  A lot of overwhelming sadness that I couldn't figure out.  It's not like me to be on the verge of tears.  I've become so stoic and emotionally hardcore that I can usually escape periods like this.

Then sitting here in quiet contemplation this morning, my mind drifted back to happier times.  It brought joy for a while until I progressed through the years.  Suddenly I realized it was 19 years ago this week that I realized my childhood bestie was dying.  He died this week, 19 years ago at 29 years old. 

I was unable to switch off this line of memories and relived the deaths of too many friends.  I don't think I've figured out how to be truly happy and enjoy the great things in life without mourning all the things they never experienced.

I know this funk will end soon enough, I think it just came to the forefront because I went quite a while without remembering them.  I think my brain was so conditioned to think of them all several times per day that I experienced guilt for not doing so lately.

For the first time ever, I'm questioning if I should meet with a professional to work through this.  The lines between normal and abnormal are quite skewed and I'm questioning my own emotional sanity.

thanks for allowing me to share and express.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy infectado VIH?? Cunnilingus ayuda!!
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 08:50:19 AM »
Escuchame hombre, basicamente Vd. estas preocupando innecesario. No hay nada en su cuenta que es un riesgo verdadero por el VIH. El hecho mas importante es que la cabeza de su pene estaba cubierto durante la copula. Sexualmente solamente la copula vaginal y anal sin usando los condones son riesgos confirmados por el VIH. Nada mas.

Darlando el sexo oral no es un riesgo porque su saliva tiene mas que doce elementos y proteinas cuales son muy efectivo contra la transmicion del VIH. Y recibiendo el sexo oral absolutamente es sin riesgo por el VIH.

Si tiene sintomas continuando son algo a discurtir con su doctor. El VIH no es la causa o una problema para ti.

A veces empenzando a tener el sexo hay preocupacion con las satisfacciones nuevas.
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / This dream I had last night
« Last post by em on Yesterday at 08:36:29 AM »
I had this dream I had thought might make a good movie idea; A guy gets an audition for a part as the romantic lead. He gets all excited until the fans of the female lead find out his HIV status.

The audition was to be in secret at a light house being how they new his status but were willing to give him a shot at the part anyway.
The light house being  symbolic  beacon of hope. The fans after finding out his status block his way to prevent him from even auditioning. He meets with some friends and practices his lines and sings the song of love and devotion they sing in the movie. The friends decide He must make the audition so they call a radio station and broadcast his singing of the song. the fans change there mind and let him through.

 The song in my dream words of love set to an ABBA like song with the words I will always love you sung in between by back up singers.

just a dream I thought worth sharing

thank you

Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by wolfter on Yesterday at 08:34:05 AM »
Glad to see you back posting Michael. 
Estoy infectado? / Re: sexo oral, preocupadisimo y síntomas
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 08:33:06 AM »
Sebas, dudas y miedos no son hechos. Y no hay nada en su cuenta que tiene un baso verdadero en la ciencia del VIH.

Si puede creerlo o no, Vd. no tenia un riesgo por el VIH.

La candidiasis es algo muy ordinario y no es el VIH especifico.

Tiene que entender que no vamos a continuar una ronda interminable sobre una situacion cuando no tengo mas o algo nuevo a decir. Probando es para ti a decidir basicamente para terminar sus miedos y obtener paz mental. Sus sintomas son algo a discurtir con su doctor y esas no son el VIH especifico.
Living With HIV / Re: introduction
« Last post by OneTampa on Yesterday at 08:29:15 AM »
Welcome Hope,

I agree with Theyer and Harley.

Am also sorry to read about your health trials yet glad to know that you are taking care of yourself.

Just by your post and name "Hope" I can tell that you are a fierce "life soldier" and will kick trials and tribulations to the curb and move forward to meet triumphs.

As a near 30 year long term survivor, along with others here on the boards, I am sure you like us will live to tell the tale.  ;)

Vent as much as you want.  We here will understand and give support despite the distance.


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