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Is PEP needed when we are UD?

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mecch:

--- Quote from: leatherman on November 15, 2012, 01:21:14 AM --- She followed that up stating "I know you always use condoms then because you know all about how bad reinfection is."

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I know you know that I know that you know that you know you know.

It's worthy of Gertude Stein if she wasn't an idiot.

I sort of got a judgement from my GP the other day but it was unspoken, just in the tone of his questions when I was requesting another STD screen.
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Would any doctor REALLY recommend PreP to the HIV- partner in a serodiscordant relationship if they couple is having safe sex, AND the HIV+ parter is undetectable.  It seems like OVERKILL to me.

leatherman:

--- Quote from: jkinatl2 on November 15, 2012, 01:39:19 AM ---Worst part of doing outreach: When you have to reach out to your case workers. doctors, and other providers who are in charge of your freaking life.

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amen to that too!

Bhaving gone to the doctors for AIDS/HIV for nearly 20 yrs (next month is my 20 yr AIDSaversary - even though I was infected 27 yrs ago this month! w00t! LOL) it's par for the course telling doctors, nurses, case workers, social workers, etc. stuff that I know and that they should know but don't. I completely understand that it's my health, my life, my welfare and thus I am more concerned about it than these people; but when I know more that a doctor or understand the system better than someone that works in it all day every day, then something is really quite wrong. So I educate them and move on along taking care of myself better than they ever would.

oops! sorry for the LTS griping. I forgot this was the happy "living with hiv" forum.  ;D LOL

jkinatl2:

--- Quote from: leatherman on November 15, 2012, 10:22:00 AM ---amen to that too!

oops! sorry for the LTS griping. I forgot this was the happy "living with hiv" forum.  ;D LOL

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Gripe away! If we (or someone) doesn't educate these people, then they in turn perpetuate misinformation to newly infected people who, in turn, do the same.  Then they come up in here with "My doctor said you can get it from kissing" and nonsense like that.

As you and I are painfully aware, not everyone with HIV knows an awful lot about the virus - but because they HAVE it, they are treated as though they do. I rather think a little LTS (or anyone who has the time and brain matter to actually research the virus) griping is necessary in this forum. Especially in THIS section and in the Newly Infected section.

Seeing bad/wrong information passed around these forums like candy is sometimes more than a little frustrating.  It's not like this site isn't filled to the brim with accurate, current information or anything.



Pek:
Thanks for helping me. I will try to filter the information. About the PrEP is not even an option where I live. But I think it wouldnt be suggested as well. I really believe that we are not sexually-infectious as long as we are UD for 6 months, no other STD, bla bla bla. But I would like to be really carefully about my ex-GF(the only one person that I had sex after my diagnosis). I dont want to play with her health. So that is the reason I am trying to get more information as possible.
Anyway thanks!

leatherman:

--- Quote from: Pek on November 16, 2012, 12:00:02 AM ---I really believe that we are not sexually-infectious as long as we are UD for 6 months, no other STD, bla bla bla.

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most of the science shows that an HIV+ person, under those circumstances, are much LESS infectious, not "not infectious". No where does the science ever say that positive people are NOT infectious, just a lot less likely to infect. You get no 100% guarantees - even though the odds can get pretty close to that at times. ;)


--- Quote from: Pek on November 16, 2012, 12:00:02 AM ---But I would like to be really carefully about my ex-GF(the only one person that I had sex after my diagnosis). I dont want to play with her health.
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then use condoms and don't have unprotected sex with her. As Ann says in the AII? forum, "it really is that simple". Not only will that keep you from infecting her but you won't impregnate her either.


--- Quote from: Pek on November 16, 2012, 12:00:02 AM ---About the PrEP is not even an option where I live.

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seems like you should be focusing on the things you can control, not things out of your control. If Prep is unattainable in your area, you shouldn't even be wasting your time on what-if scenarios. Focus on what you can do to prevent your GF from being infected - safer sex habits. ;)

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