Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 01, 2014, 07:16:30 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 632697
  • Total Topics: 47928
  • Online Today: 288
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 7
Guests: 200
Total: 207

Welcome


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

IMPORTANT UPDATE
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: Do I need PEP  (Read 1187 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline HIVFears

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Do I need PEP
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:11:55 AM »
please respond me Sir/Madam. I am under extreme depression. I also apologize for my poor english. I am foreigner living in US.



I got a fear that I have HIV (i had several encounter in past protected/unprotected with last one two years back). I went for rapid test about 38 days ago and test came out negative.



About a week back I started feeling following



1- I started feeling pain in my neck and my throat was little sore a week back and it stayed one week and went away I used Tylenol for 4 days.`



2-  I also developed swollen gums and I went to dentist and he told me that I have "periodontal" disease i can see purple spots on my gums and they are not painful. Doctor said I do not have any cavity, obsessed or infection in teeth. I wonder how I get pain, swelling and purple spots



3- I also had small 2-3 inch rash close to my belly button with small bumps 4 days back and my belly button bleed twice. I cleaned up the belly button and its fine now and rash have been disappeared.







4- I usually get quite few liaisons on my skins which goes away with time (it might be accene I have it from years now)



I do not have any other symptoms.



Now my fears is either my results are incorrect and I have HIV or I got the HIV from testing center. As two people were tested before me.



Can you please respond to my following questions.



1- Is periodontal or any other symptoms I described above are the ARS?

2- Can you get HIV from testing center? Any data support this (like reusing the lancet)?



3- Is possible for ARS symptoms appear after 4 weeks. Are they build gradually?



3- How accurate my results are, they used "Clearview® COMPLETE HIV 1/2" test http://www.alere.com/us/en/product-details/clearview-complete-hiv-1-2.html. What are the chances of having false negative results?





Please please respond me . My work/family needs my attention these days, and I am loosing them with every passed day. please help me Sir/Madam.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,424
Re: HIV Fears and periodontal problems
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 12:16:27 PM »
You have tested negative on a reliable test. Your test result is conclusive and reliable. You are worrying needlessly about HIV.

If you are having some symptoms that both you, discuss them with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV.

In the future wear condoms everytime you have intercourse and you will be well protected. If you are in a monogamous relationship you don't have to wear condoms as you have reliably tested negative.
Andy Velez

Offline HIVFears

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: HIV Fears and periodontal problems
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 06:20:32 PM »
Hi Andy, Thanks for response. It helped me alot. I performed well at work and having great time with family


To kill my feelings from root Can you please respond to following  So you think
1- A test can not miss HIV detection after widow period?

2- There is no way that you get HIV from testing center, It is possible that testing person will get you infected intentionally/unintentionally? When I told testing person after test that I am married I saw a moment of worry on his face which is making me nervous as I felt he did something wrong to me.

3- In average  how long it takes for a person to observe a symptoms?


Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: HIV Fears and periodontal problems
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 11:06:22 AM »
Fears,

1. Most people will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks after infection has taken place. Once a person has seroconverted, they will always test hiv positive.

2. No. You're not going to become infected from testing for hiv. It's next to impossible. Maybe the testing guy looked worried because you more or less admitted to having sex outside your marriage - and that bothers some people.

3. Some people never experience symptoms, so there's no point to your question.

You don't have hiv. If you cannot let this fear go, I suggest you seek out a therapist who can help you put this behind you. We cannot help you with that here.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline HIVFears

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Do I need PEP
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 12:00:40 AM »
I had a sexual encounter with a guy few hours ago. The encounter was brief (5 minutes). He jacked off his penis and then with same hand he jacked off my penis. Both of us did not cum. I remembered he had some pre cum coming out of his dick. Am I on risk from getting his pre cum on my penis. As encounter was not long ago, do I need to go for PEP?

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,281
Re: Do I need PEP
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 12:05:58 AM »
■Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. 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.

■If you cannot find your thread, click on the "Show own posts" link in the left-hand column of any forum page, under your name.

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Do I need PEP
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 10:01:26 AM »
Fears,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread, where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your original thread, click on the "show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarise yourself with our posting rules.




Mutual masturbation is NOT a risk for hiv infection, not even if you use someone else's cum as lube.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies.

Once outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. For this reason, mutual masturbation is not a risk. It happens outside the body, with no penetration.

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

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.