Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 09, 2015, 06:43:17 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 26610
  • Latest: poztao
  • Total Posts: 676004
  • Total Topics: 52462
  • Online Today: 203
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 6
Guests: 150
Total: 156


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: i am scared please help  (Read 500 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline josianne

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
i am scared please help
« on: February 15, 2015, 02:51:27 PM »
is it possible to see symptomes like stomach pains .headach.flu.sore throat after 4years since i had sex? I slept with my boyfriend 4years ago with no condom since than i never had sex again with another man but now i have sore throat for 1weeks now and stomach pains .so many symptoms fever.acn sore throat...am i infected or maybe is another sickness i dont know i am scared please help

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 15,682
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: i am scared please help
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 02:59:04 PM »
The symptoms you describe are not specific to HIV so I bet they have nothing to do with it .The only way to know if you have HIV is to test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 12 weeks to confirm the results . You can read about testing here

I would advise you to test but not because I think you have HIV . You did have a risk by having unprotected sex so it would be best for you to test if only for peace of mind .

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!

Offline josianne

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: i am scared please help
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 03:05:02 PM »
Thanks so much for replying my message but since all those symptoms started i never get to sleep because if i see the treatment for hiv is very expensiv and i cant afford it that what make me scard because i went to the hospital today for sore throat anf.stomach pain headach and.fever ..they giv me medecine but i am not fine....why???

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 15,682
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: i am scared please help
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 03:14:47 PM »
I would advise you to go see a doctor and tell them everything you told me . The odds are you do not have HIV but the only way to know is to test .

Offline josianne

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: i am scared please help
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 03:25:22 PM »
Thanks jeff for been there to answer my worried i will do just that god bless you ..i will come back after the test result
.bye for now

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 15,682
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: i am scared please help
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 03:40:04 PM »
You are welcome . I am wishing you the best .


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2015 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.