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 28, 2014, 09:46:58 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 636494
  • Total Topics: 48310
  • Online Today: 258
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 151
Total: 155

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: HIV and Pus infection  (Read 1547 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Geovanni191

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
HIV and Pus infection
« on: January 10, 2013, 01:22:20 PM »
To make a long story short, I have horrible anxiety and I've been reading your forums to assess my risk (or maybe lack thereof?). Back in May, my (now ex) boyfriend had sex with a male who is very known to be premiscuious. I was panic'd when I discovered this because I had feelings for him (and all that other blah blah), but he tried to reassure me that they used a condom and he promised to get tested when the time came. Well (and please I know this was foolish, I was very naive), we were having protected sex for the most part, but there was two incidences where he put it inside me without a condom on, and it only lasted for a minute at most and he never ejaculated. I was DUMB I know, it was stupid and its never happened again since, we got tested in July, and we both came back negative (I was so releived). But was that long enough for him to get tested, from May to July? I dont talk to him anymore, I told him before our results came back, that I was a virgin and he got angry and couldnt understand my anxiety (I have OCD), I cant talk to him about my fears because he gets offended by them, when its not that im trying to be offensive, im just very scared, I dont have parents to talk to, I dont want to die young, I've made mistakes and I learned so many lessons when i was with him for the few months I was, I live with other people now and havent had sex since him, im very afraid of sex and I've become very depressed, I so afraid of HIV. They had sex in mid May, we Got tested in later July
« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 02:05:42 PM by Geovanni191 »

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,592
Re: Im trying to rest assure my anxiety
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 03:19:56 PM »
Geo, as long as you tested negative at 3 months past the time of unprotected intercourse then yes, you have reliably tested negative and you are HIV negative. Period. No further testing is needed.

Just remember for the future that the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as condoms are always used for those activities you will be well protected.

You have nothing to worry about now in relation to HIV. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez

Offline Geovanni191

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Im trying to rest assure my anxiety
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 03:04:16 PM »
Additional details I failed to mention; I had been sexually active with him after testing and we used comdoms', but it was very short, lasting 15 minutes at most, and this wouldn't be a concern to me if I didn't have to factor in that he was also having sex wit someone (who he claims was always protected sex), and that person was having sex with someone else who is HIV+. Mist of my sexual experiences with my partner was mutual masturbation, and giving and receiving unprotected oral sex (and during this my gums had cuts from vigorious teeth brushing, when he'd ejaculate it would get on razor bumps I had on my legs from shaving right before in the shower. I had a small cut inbetween my anus and rectum from him being rough, and after he'd ejaculate, he would insert semen into my anus with his finger, does that pose as a risk? Would I know if the condom broke in the few times we had sex? Am I doomed? I've been waiting months to get tested again

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Im trying to rest assure my anxiety
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 07:43:23 PM »
If you ARE doomed, and I am not convinced that you are not, it has nothing to do with HIV.

You have tested reliably negative. You then had PROTECTED sex. You won't get HIV from getting your penis sucked or mutual masturbation or giving oral sex.

Also, cut the drama. I have had HIV for twenty years this April. I am hardly doomed.

You don't have HIV
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline Geovanni191

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
HIV and Pus infection
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 02:48:52 PM »
I have two questions, One, I got tested after four months of abstinence, and my results were negative, am I hiv negative?

And secondly, a couple weeks ago, I accidently cut my hand from a screw sticking out of a table, and my friend was sitting next to me, his arm had a healing infection that had pus and a bit of blood draining from it down his arm, I (without thinking), hit his arm with my hand, and I felt the draining pus and blood on my hand, and I think it might of got into my cut, am I at risk? please help

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: HIV and Pus infection
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 03:02:28 PM »
Geovanni,

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 in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, 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 familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.






You are reliably hiv negative.

You did NOT have a risk for hiv infection when you cut yourself near a friend. Hiv is NOT successfully transmitted outside the body and what you're describing is OUTSIDE the body.

You haven't had a risk.

You do not have hiv.

You do not need further hiv testing at this time.

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.