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Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2007, 06:18:43 PM »
i guess not,there wouldnt be a small hole that i coulnt see right,i didnt really examine it but i know it wasent broken

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2007, 06:22:42 PM »
Then, it was a no risk.

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2007, 03:47:48 AM »
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Why aren't they 100% listed as being effective? People don't use them consistently, people don't use the proper lube. People don't put them on correctly, that is the reason they don't say 100%. If you, use the condom consistently, use the correct lube and have applied the condom on correctly, then you have a 100% protection for HIV.

Exactly what Rod said and you don't need to test but if you choose to do so wait 13 weeks and get one conclusive test. Anything else and you will question the negative result and be back here nagging on everyones nerves about the reliability of an XX week test.

You've really let everything you've read offsite cloud your objectiveness given this is without doubt a non risk situation.

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2007, 02:20:08 PM »
ok,i recently just met a really cool girl,weve been going out for about a 3 weeks and shes been wanting to have sex but i keep denying it,if i wore condoms i would be completly safe right,i know condoms are very durable i tried breaking one to see how much pressure it would take to break,it was suprisingly not that easy,but my question is  it possible for the condom to slip all the way off and back on while having intercource without touching it,thank you everyone you have helped me tremendously im not worrying about it nearly as much as i was thanks to..... ann,rod,411,andy....sorry for these silly questions  but it helps me

Offline RapidRod

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2007, 04:14:40 PM »
The only way a condom could slip completely off and you some how got the condom back on would be if you were sanction in Ripley's Believe It or Not of having the smallest penis in the world.

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2007, 06:43:38 PM »
LOL!Thanks rod ,but i actually am in the guiness book for that,...now i have to go give my penis a pep talk..j/k..lol.thanks for eveything,im not scared anymore,thanks to you guys,for some reason my fear just went away

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2007, 11:23:29 PM »
hey rod,i really want to get a test taken just to ease my mind a bit,i know 3 months is the conclusive time but it has been 31 days,how acurate is it at this time,what percentage?

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2007, 11:40:19 PM »
Don't think about it, it's to early to test. You should test if need be at six weeks and again at 13 weeks to be conclusive.

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2007, 11:56:54 PM »
is 6 weeks accurate how much can i trust those results to get me through this obsession,does it all depend on age race,gender,what is it that makes you guys say six weeks is 13 weeks is conclusive

Offline RapidRod

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2007, 05:10:09 AM »
Most people develop antibodies by six weeks. It is necessary for you to test at 13 week to obtain your conclusive result.

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2007, 09:09:56 PM »
hey.i have a rash on my love handles(upper hip)on both sides and its making me freak out,i cant go on living this way,why cant i get over thinking about this,i think im gonna go get a test tommarow,at five weeks i need something ,im really worried

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #61 on: January 20, 2007, 03:13:25 AM »
Geesh, are you coming here to just make pointless posts. Did you read the information that you have received? You don't need a test, you were never at risk. If you want to spend your money do it wisely and seek the help of a mental health professional to see why you can't let this go.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2007, 09:58:06 AM by RapidRod »

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2007, 09:48:29 AM »
OK, Dennis. It's time to call a halt here. You've been repeatedly told you weren't at risk. You have all the basic information in the Transmission lesson on this site.

This is not an HIV situation.

For whatever reason you're indulging in thinking otherwise and expecting us to take that seriously.

As Rod suggested, if you won't let go of this concern, you need to speak to a mental health professional and discuss this.

We've done what we can do in relation to your concern. Just because your mind may continue to come up with thoughts that scare you about whatever bodily things you have doesn't change the fact that you weren't at risk for HIV. If you have symptoms that concern you that's something to discuss with a doctor. They aren't about HIV.

Andy Velez

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2007, 11:27:12 AM »
ok....thanks andy,i am trying to find a mental health professional but its not easy considering my status,im sorry if im bugging you guys,im just all by myself in this town and have no one to talk to about this,no matter how many times im told it wasent a risk,my mind keeps pacing,ive had this expierence once before and my fear was completly disapated after i tested neg.i think its the only way of closure for this guilt or shame whatever this subconcience behavior is,can i go today and trust the results..once again thank you,all try to reframe from this forum

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2007, 11:29:26 AM »
and thank you rod for your support

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2007, 11:44:41 AM »
You didnt have a risk so go ahead and test.  Its going to be negative.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2007, 10:59:15 PM »
i just talked to someone on a cdc hotline and they tell me condoms arent 100 effective even when used properly,see this is why so many people are worrying themselves to death,isnt the cdc supposed to provide scientific info,i just dont understand and maybe i cant get it through my head because i have been told for years that they arent 100 %,why do they tell me this,

Offline RapidRod

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2007, 04:34:36 AM »
DENNISTHEMENACE, I'm sure you know the answer without us reexplaining it all over again. You do read other threads and it been answered hundreds of times. 

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2007, 10:07:58 AM »
well if the answer is that they have an agenda and there religious fundementalist,i just dont get it,arent they supposed to have reliable information i mean its the cdc,i have heard you guys quote them and give information founded by them all the time, if they are the center for disease control,will they tell you abstince is the safest way just so they can be one person shorter of controling the virus and other viruses for that matter

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2007, 10:10:00 AM »
Yes they will.  If you put so much value on the cdc then why do you keep coming here?  why not just listen to them and be done with it.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2007, 10:42:14 AM »
because im an over anxious ,scared little piece of shit thats why,im just tired of waiting i need closure

Offline RapidRod

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2007, 02:12:10 PM »
Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2007, 09:29:17 PM »
please dont suspend me ,i have no one to talk to,im feeling suicidal..everything is getting worse since in got these rashes..

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2007, 09:31:04 PM »
If you are truly feeling suicidal I encourage you to call a suicide prevention line ASAP.  We cannot offer you the type of help you need over the internet. 
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2007, 02:39:27 PM »
hey everyone,im going in today for a test,wish me luck,and i just wanted to say im sorry ive been a nuisance around here but you guys have helped me more than youll know,and i do believe all of your words deep down in my heart,i guess this will be closure for me.If i am positive i guess youll be hearing alot more from me,this expierence has taught me alot and it has given me a new found respect for the diease and makes me want to do something about it,thank you all,much love

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2007, 12:01:37 PM »
hey everyone,i just want to say how much i appreciate all of your words ,i took my test yesterday at 3 months and it was,like all of you said,negaitive. since then i have been trying to voulnteer with a local clinic, :).i have a quick question how lond does hiv stAY ALIVE OUTSIDE OF THE BODY in any of the transmitable fluids ,but mostly blood,TTYL

Offline ACinKC

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« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2007, 12:08:06 PM »
It begins to degrade in seconds.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2007, 01:14:49 PM »
so direct contact is what transmittes hiv and any exposure to oxygen makes the virus inactive

Offline ACinKC

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2007, 03:12:54 PM »
Read the lessons on transmission.  THAT is how HIV is transmitted.  INSIDE the body and ONLY inside the body.  Not through any type of environmental surface that is OUTSIDE the body.

You should know this by now.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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« Reply #79 on: May 02, 2007, 01:25:50 PM »
if two people have deep cuts on there lips and gums and one is hiv positive is it possible to get hiv,and another question i had was this. I have heard that certain people cant get infected with the virus known as hiv because the body is resistant to it,something to do with the t cells,has anybody heard anything about this

Offline ACinKC

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #80 on: May 02, 2007, 01:47:47 PM »
read the lessons on transmission.  HIV transmission does NOT happen like this.

LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

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« Reply #81 on: May 02, 2007, 02:12:56 PM »
if two people have deep cuts on there lips and gums and one is hiv positive is it possible to get hiv,and another question i had was this. I have heard that certain people cant get infected with the virus known as hiv because the body is resistant to it,something to do with the t cells,has anybody heard anything about this


Were you watching Boston Legal last night or something?  I'll leave it to the more scientifically inclined to elaborate on the subject of some people being resistant to HIV infection.  It is enough to say that I sure wouldn't gamble my last dollar on that one if I was you.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline DENNISTHEMENACE

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« Reply #82 on: May 02, 2007, 03:32:38 PM »
was that on csi last night,how funny,i didnt see it.I was told that by my patholgy teacer.

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« Reply #83 on: May 02, 2007, 03:39:37 PM »
No, it was Boston Legal...had someone who supposedly "fought off" HIV infection and returned to a negative status. I have not seen CSI.  Don't watch it.

I'd be interested in hearing more from anyone on here who does know more about these so-called "uninfectable" people.  If they are out there, they would be extremely rare.

And no, I personally don't think the kissing scenario you mentioned would be a transmission risk.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

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bloody fight
« Reply #84 on: August 23, 2007, 10:46:36 AM »
hello,i have posted here before ...i will get right to the question...i recently was involved in a fight ...i hate fighting but it was self defense...anyways...i got a good shot in on the looney who attacked me and he started bleeding profusely..like i said im not a fighter,so i was pretty freaked out...he then began to chase me...he tackled me to the ground and his blood was getting everywhere on me...in my eyes and mouth..and also on my arms where i have many scrapes and cuts from skate boarding..some of the wounds being new..is there a risk in this incident,any replies would be great...thanks...derek

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE
« Reply #85 on: August 23, 2007, 11:04:21 AM »
Yes, we know you have posted here before. I've merged  your previous thread with your latest question. Please keep all of your entries in this same thread. Thanks for your cooperation with our rules.

Now, as to this most recent concern of yours. I've never known of a single case of transmission to occur in the manner you have described. And yes, I have noted all of the blood spilling you have mentioned around your bruises and various. HIV is a fragile virus and requires a very hospitable environment to be transmitted. That's why vaginal and anal intercourse are the essential concerns.

I don't see any cause to be worried about this incident nor any need for testing. I urge you not to get back on to the worry wagon you rode in so lengthily and unnecessarily before this. And that includes NOT surfing the net for misinformation to feed your fears.
Andy Velez

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« Reply #86 on: August 23, 2007, 11:16:09 AM »
thanks andy it really means alot to me that you answered so quick...im trying not to jump on the worry wagon again andy but its something i need help with mentally like you guys  suggested ...but this worry i have it comes and goes ...it was a preety traumatic expierence though...so your saying even though his blood was smeared over my cuts there it is a no risk situation

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« Reply #87 on: August 23, 2007, 11:21:36 AM »
it was on my scrapes and cuts ...i wouldnt be worried about bruises ...you meant scrapes right

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« Reply #88 on: August 23, 2007, 11:23:21 AM »
Andy is telling you that you didn't have a risk.

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« Reply #89 on: August 23, 2007, 12:58:50 PM »
Dennis,

I'll chime in here too to tell you that you weren't at risk for hiv in this situation.

Ann
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