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Offline antibody

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he is safe for now
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:52:48 PM »
went to the clinic last night with my boyfriend to get his results and hooha! he is negative for HIV antibodies. we have safe sex and haven't put him in danger but every time he tests i get stressed because i did have unprotected sex with him about four years ago. he has tested negative since but it always freaks me out. i started meds to hopefully aid in protecting him from catching my virus. i know he is safe for now. makes me happy. i can relax a few months until it's time to test again.
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Offline puertorico2006

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Re: he is safe for now
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 01:54:30 PM »
good to know your boyfriend is ok and you are at ease also  ;D

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Offline jimw

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Re: he is safe for now
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 02:11:28 PM »
Glad to hear that your boyfriend is still negative.  But, you know, HIV antibodies would have shown up within 3 to 6 months after your last unsafe sexual encounter; so you are stressing over nothing - and stress is not good for our immune system.  So go have safe sex, enjoy, and stop stressing.  Jim

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Re: he is safe for now
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 04:38:16 PM »
But, you know, HIV antibodies would have shown up within 3 to 6 months after your last unsafe sexual encounter;

No, they show up by three months, period. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six WEEKS. The three month window exists to catch the rare person who takes a little longer than six weeks to produce enough antibodies to test positive.

That's good news for you and your boyfriend, antibody. Keep using those condoms and he will keep testing negative. Check out the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can be sure you're using them correctly. A correctly used condom rarely breaks, and condoms used correctly and consistently have been proven to prevent hiv infection.


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Offline antibody

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Re: he is safe for now
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 05:27:17 PM »
thanks for the good info and support.
 condoms have become part of the routine and we never take a chance if there is doubt about the condom we through it out and get a new one. he will apply a new one if we manage to go real long. he is a big boy and needs magnums, we don't take a chance of him busting out of a regular one. and it's not lubricant, it's lubrican!
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: he is safe for now
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 05:46:26 PM »
Even with all of your absolutely appropriate precautions you two are taking, it is not surprising that you may still sometimes feel anxious about the testing. Fortunately feelings aren't facts, (even if there is confusion about that sometimes), and as long as you two consistently use condoms every time you're covered both literally and figuratively.

In the meantime good for you on what sounds like a very well "connected" relationshiip. More power to you both!

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline Teresa

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Re: he is safe for now
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 05:55:53 PM »
Im so glad that your boyfriend tested negative. I know we are anxious when I have my test done. They do the quick test that takes 20 minutes and those are the longest 20 minutes.

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Offline Xavier

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Re: he is safe for now
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 08:49:19 AM »
Don't even sweat it, my boyfriend is also negative and every time he goes in to get tested he comes out the same.  just practice safe sex, its easy...to bad we didn't hear about that sooner!   ::) 

 


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