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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2007, 07:38:00 AM »


  Risky sex aka condomless sex bka unprotected sex ;)
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2007, 08:27:07 AM »
butt f*cking my way through the 80's

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2007, 08:33:49 AM »
butt f*cking my way through the 80's

 I think I saw that record being advertised on VH1 the other day ;)
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Offline carousel

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2007, 09:08:52 AM »
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« Last Edit: February 15, 2007, 09:48:27 AM by carousel »

Offline racingmind

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2007, 09:34:46 AM »
this is an interesting thread...

On one hand, we all know that it ultimately doesn't matter how and from who you got the virus...

On the other hand, it is comforting to know that many others out there were infected the same way (carelessness or the heat of the moment, whatever..)  It's all about us owning up to the choices we made and living with them in the here and now.

And all we really know is that we have to take care of ourselves and each other..... ;D

BTW,  Day 3 smoke free (yay)!

and did we ever determine what a peeler is?  just curious...
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Offline sweetasmeli

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2007, 10:58:21 AM »
 ;D I swear I just almost spat white tea all over my keyboard! Some of these replies are so funny I can't bring myself to write anything serious...

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2007, 11:31:07 AM »
I bought my virus at Costco.  A 100,000 Viral Load Pack was just $9.99 and it even came with a complimentary 12pack of Cd-4's!!!  I mean seriously who can pass up a deal like that.
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Offline Cerrid

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2007, 02:36:12 PM »
My dick went astray
and all I got
was this lousy virus.

Judging from my numbers, it must have happened 10+ years ago or later. Most of the time, I was engaged in serial monogamies and, in-between, occasional polygamies. Somewhere along these lines I got that special gift but I have no idea when, from whom or on what occasion. What I do know now is that Mr Unknown didn't pass me any resistencies, so perhaps he didn't even know his own status.

I didn't get any symptoms until last summer when I got an oral thrush and felt quite tired. For the first time in many years, I had to see a doctor. That was when I found out about the harsh truth, diagnosed on Sep 1st, 2006.
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Offline Seven

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2007, 03:28:08 PM »
LOL

You guys don't know what a peeler is?
hahahahahahahhhaa

Ok being a female with tons of male freinds....they ALWAYS use this word!

YES A PEELER IS A STRIPPER!

Wanna go see Peelers tonight?
Yo, lastnight I got the best lap dance from this hot peeler!

Peel...ya know to take off clothes....WOW...maybe they just use that word here in Toronto, Canada. For real...never known a guy that hasn't heard of that word before! LOL

Too Funny!!  ;D



Offline ChrisNCoronado

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2007, 03:30:15 PM »
Well there was this one time, at Band Camp.......

....whereas Ms. Elle ("L") Woods pulled the flute from her chute and then stuck it in mine.  That's how I got.  Playin' some dirty flute.   

Offline Boo Radley

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2007, 03:39:48 PM »
A mosquito with a really large proboscis.

I think I contracted HIV in late December, 1982 from a guy visiting from Houston for 2 weeks.  We had sex every night (and a few days) and a week after he left I came down with the worst "flu" I've ever had in my life.   He got sick by late 1983 and died in 1984 and by mid 1983 I was practicing safer sex.  I didn't get tested until late 1989 after I found my bf's AZT he'd conveniently forgotten to mention.  I don't think the bf infected me but if he did it was in early 1983 before we started practicing safer sex. 

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Offline Joe K

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2007, 03:56:05 PM »
It came as the "special prize" in a box of Cracker Jacks.  Some prize.

Offline aupointillimite

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2007, 04:00:34 PM »
Stolichnaya+ Me+ "I can't keep it up with a condom on"= A very classily drunken faggot who is newly infected with HIV.

I found out six weeks later when I had to get an HIV test to join the Navy. 
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Offline northernguy

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2007, 01:19:39 PM »
I can't believe so many people didn't know that a peeler is a stripper!

For lack of a witty response, just the facts: it either happened 3 1/2 years ago when some selfish jerk shot in my mouth without warning, or a condom broke and the top didn't tell me.  Either way, it's done.
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Offline Blixer

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2007, 01:42:55 PM »
I don't have a clue when I was infected.  Sometimes I wish I could pinpoint the event and then sometimes I'm glad I can't.  I was always pretty safe. I only have a handful of what would be considered "risky" encounters.  So I guess it must have been one of those.  I didn't get tested regularly because I thought I was safe enough and I never had anything that even resembled a seroconversion incident.  My last HIV test prior to diagnosis was in March 2000 and it was negative.  I got my diagnosis in Jan. 2006.  So that basically gives me the window I guess.

I found out because I had swollen lymph nodes and a very astute doctor that knew something was up.  Otherwise I might not have known till I ended up very sick.  Luckily, I caught mine at a point where I think the immune damage is minimal (if that can ever be the case).

I also had no clue as to what a "peeler" was!
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2007, 02:43:25 PM »
It came as the "special prize" in a box of Cracker Jacks.  Some prize.

   Joe thats so ironic!  I was just telling my girl that the Cracker Jack suprises ain't what they use to be. ;)
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Offline poet

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2007, 04:32:39 PM »
I don't have a clue when I was infected.  Sometimes I wish I could pinpoint the event and then sometimes I'm glad I can't.  I was always pretty safe. I only have a handful of what would be considered "risky" encounters.  So I guess it must have been one of those.  I didn't get tested regularly because I thought I was safe enough and I never had anything that even resembled a seroconversion incident. 


The above from David.  This from Racing: On one hand, we all know that it ultimately doesn't matter how and from who you got the virus...

On the other hand, it is comforting to know that many others out there were infected the same way (carelessness or the heat of the moment, whatever..)  It's all about us owning up to the choices we made and living with them in the here and now.

Why?  Because we need to remember all the people reading our posts, especially any who are still negative or who have friends who are negative.  We often question here what is safe sex.  Well by pinpointing, if we can, what infected us, we are defining what is safe and what is not, if not for ourselves, for others who might still be unsure or who might hear conflicting information: another form of disclosure.  If we were all anonymous here, without a face, without personal details, it might not matter much.  But each time someone 'connects' with one of us, sees himself or herself in us, in aspects of who we are, we are talking directly to him or her.  An important thread: thanks for creating it! Win
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Offline Coffeechick88

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2007, 05:30:15 PM »
I can't believe so many people didn't know that a peeler is a stripper!

For lack of a witty response, just the facts: it either happened 3 1/2 years ago when some selfish jerk shot in my mouth without warning, or a condom broke and the top didn't tell me.  Either way, it's done.
Oh that makes sense.  I was really wondering what a peeler was and I was hoping someone would say it.  It makes sense now that I think of it.
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Offline yowsaa

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2007, 02:40:37 AM »
Got it from a toilet seat in a public washroom me thinks  ::)  Hmmm, see that's been done  :-[
OK than, bought mine with Air Miles.

Seriously tho, without going into details how the 'stars' aligned for the perfect storm.
Flashback to mid 90's:
yowssa meets hot chick
hot chick wants yowssa
yowssa wants hot chick
hot chick says last recent boyfriend hiv+
yowssa still wants hot chick
hot chick gives yowssa condom
yowssa dont like condoms
yowssa still wants hot chick
yowssa does hot chick
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Offline rodeo99

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2007, 02:23:14 AM »
I was hoping to contribute in two ways to this forum (my first post on this site, awesome site by the way, great sense of community):

1) answer the "peeler" mystery, but Seven and Northernguy beat me to it. It is  a stripper. Us Canadians get acquainted with peelers early in our adolescence.
2) I too, like Seven got it from a peeler.  I literally sold my soul for $160. In 2000, a few months after my baby girl was born, away on business, I was in a strip club horny and thinking I would have one last m2m encounter.  The ironic part is that I didn't have a condom so there was no anal.  I must be one of the lucky ones who got it from oral sex ( a good topic for another forum).  He came in my mouth, i didn't swallow.

Anyway, it cost me two years of my life.  For the first year I was so sick and had no idea what was wrong with me. I have no memory of most of that year. After the diagnosis I was a basket case - depressed, scared to death and pretty much cried myself to sleep every night.  My wife stayed by my side the whole time (another good forum topic, as I wonder how many guys are in my position).

Six years later I'm in a good place mentally and physically, probably the best shape I've been in my life. We had another baby girl in 2004 (yet another topic). I'm undetectable and other than being plagued by guilt now and then, consider myself a very lucky man.

Offline david25luvit

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2007, 05:38:10 AM »
Not that it really matters at this point...I'm pretty sure I got my dose from my lover who had been positive for sixteen years when he passed away
Oct 04.  Two years into the relationship I suddenly tested POSITIVE despite having safe sex.  I suspect I was infected while giving him an
injection (T-200) when he unexpectedly jerked his arm and caused me to stick myself with the same needle.    But who knows for sure...
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Offline wishihadacat

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2007, 05:59:22 AM »
Based on risk behavior, I got mine in late '79 or early '80,  in my (hopefully) discrete way describing it, by doing something I shouldn't have done with someone I shouldn't have done it with. To my knowledge, that individual died lond ago, with so many other men and women.
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Offline Cerrid

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2007, 06:13:25 AM »
1) answer the "peeler" mystery, but Seven and Northernguy beat me to it. It is  a stripper.

Thanks for clarifying. :)

Actually, I did look the term up at urbandictionary.com which is usually my last source of hope in cases like this. But they offer two alternative explanations as well ("a member of her majesty's constabulary: a police officer; especially in the United Kingdom and Australia" OR "an uncircumcised man"), so it must have been one of those three.

Ah, they also explain what "riod/riode" means. Another term I haven't come across before.
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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2007, 06:52:11 AM »
Quote
("a member of her majesty's constabulary: a police officer; especially in the United Kingdom and Australia" OR "an uncircumcised man"),

Why couldn't it be all three?  Were any of the British / English guys cops who were uncut that come to mind who happened to be constables?

Just trying to help !   ;)
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Offline keyite

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2007, 07:04:49 AM »
Not from unprotected anal sex (although I have had this type of sex in the past I only fucked with a condom within the 'window' between three previous negative tests and the positive one). So almost certainly from oral sex/swallowing and probably with a guy with very high VL.

Offline gaz41

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2007, 12:41:28 PM »
i had unprotected sex with my first partner after leaving the military.  after weeks of insisting on a condom, i was drunk and had used recreational drugs for the firstime and my guard was down and thats it positive

Offline ryeguy

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2007, 02:37:54 PM »
I found out from an earlier employer. Lufthansa, I was working as a flight attendant and after a check up I got the nice call which informed me that I was hiv +  About 1 week later my job was terminated, at that time in Germany this was possible as I was still in the probation period of 6 months which all new employees must go through.

And as most of you got it from ax ex-Bfriend. Yep That's the Reader's Digest version.

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Offline Salteen

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2007, 12:11:37 PM »
I got it when I was born from my mother who got from a bad blood transfusion.  Fun fun.

Offline ChaplinGuy

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2007, 03:06:28 PM »

I have no idea (well, I have an idea, but not sure who). But can say that indeed I'm sure that alcohol was at least partly to blame. No doubt acquired (no pun intended) this bug during my year and a half of endless partying and lack of judgment sleeping with a lot of folks. I think it's only in post-diagnosis that I can appreciate the calls to educate college students about the dangers of heavy drinking and partying - I used to think that was for pussies (pardon my language, but 'twas my thinking at the time).

Never even thought for a second that a night of shots and making out with a stranger back at my place would lead to this. But alas, here I sit and type on an HIV+ peoples web site! Crazy, crazy.

Offline fred40

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« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2007, 05:57:55 PM »
I finally came out in '98 because I found the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  It lasted 6 years ('04) until he became sick and we found out he was poz.  I was tested and got my poz results back the day before he died.  I wish I could say something funny, but still can't think about it without getting emotional.  Sorry.
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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #80 on: January 24, 2007, 12:53:47 AM »
I got infected by an ex when I lived in Miami....
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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #81 on: January 24, 2007, 02:29:18 AM »
I had been unemployed for about a year and had earlier spent three and a half years in an hostile country. So when i got this job, i found myself spending more time partying and sooner or later i couldnt count the number of gals i had had sex with. To me i was having the greatest time peeling of the stress that had built inside of me for a while. Now here am people, looking for how to live another hour today, tomorrow.But it dosent matter now actually maybe only if we could be of assistance those who are still negative.

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Offline dixieman

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #82 on: January 24, 2007, 10:26:52 AM »
Well in 1990... after several hiv test which came back negative... my ex and I decided it was ok to use no protection. Unfortunately it takes two people to remain monogamous and my ex unfortunately did not... I went to my doctor after finding out monogamy was only on my side so I had all testing for std's ran... to make this short I tested positive to hiv booted out my ex... he now resides in NYC and at that time it was a given death sentence... so any who I met a wonderful person we dated and this new wonderful man was the one... but, unfortunately I could not deal with being hiv+ eventhough he did not care that I was hiv he wanted to stay together although he was negative... I closed the door to a perfect person and I really regret it... but, life goes on and here I am living although my doctor said I'd be dead within a year... 16 years later... here I am... Thanks to family, friends, herbs, exercise, meds and a couple of doctors... I'm still alive and well...

Offline marc11864

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2007, 01:00:58 AM »
Thank you for asking this. It is only now that I feel that I can finally tell my story.

I was attending a party on the remote planet of Dantooine. It was just after the Empire had attacked and destroyed my home planet of Alderaan because I'd refused to tell them where we were hiding our rebel base. This sleazy guy named Old Ben came up to me and said, "Nice buns!". How was I to know he was talking about my hair?
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Offline dutch

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2007, 06:10:41 AM »
I have always assumed I got my HIV from oral sex in May 1990. A guy came in my mouth. I swallowed in a reflex. This was at a sleepover during the famous Queensday festivities in Amsterdam in a house with mostly HIV+ guys. My partner must have assumed I was HIV+ too. I had tested negative before this happened. Being honest to myself: I got tested because I had had unprotected sex several times. I was depressed and had started to take risks. I did have an mutually passive anal contact in January 1990, so it might have been the more accepted route of contamination.

During my seroconversion I got litterally mad with fear. I got tested. I was negative 3 months after May happened, but I knew something was wrong. I was hospitilised for 3 months for depression. In 1993 I got tested again after my health started to deteriorate. I tested positive and my t-cell count was down to 200. 2 years ago I stopped taking antidepressants. I now realise I started barebacking last year with HIV+ partners after years of safe sex because I fell into another depression.

Offline mrtallguy

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2007, 06:49:39 AM »
NEW YEARS DAY 2003.....AFTER A COUPLE HITS OF ECSTASY....AND HOURS OF BAREBACK SEX AFTERWARDS....INCLUDING SWAPPING DILDOS LIKE THEY WERE BARBIE  DOLLS....AND EXACTLY 7 DAYS LATER I SERO-CONVERTED.   AT THE TIME I THOUGHT I JUST HAD A BAD CASE OF THE FLU.  3 MONTHS LATER ON MARCH 25TH I WENT WITH A BUDDY TO GET TESTED BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE HAD BEEN INFECTED....HE TURNED OUT NEG.....MY TEST CAME BACK POZ. UGH!  AS THEY SAY....THE REST IS HISTORY.

BE WELL....

CRAIG
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Offline havisham

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2007, 07:54:55 PM »
I spent three months travelling in South America in 2003. On the way home, missed a connection in Buenos Aires and had an extra 7 hours to fill. Found a bar, and a beautiful man. Spent 3 of the seven hours having lovely, laughing holiday sex. He didn't have any condoms. Mine were in my rucksack at the airport. No alcohol, no drugs - just a lapse of judgement.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2007, 08:01:12 PM »

It was a conscious or at least a (semi-conscious )decision on my part not to use protection with an individual, over a period of about three days, back in July of 1985. Of course, excessive alcohol and poppers also played a roll.

I blame only myself...


Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline appleboy

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2007, 10:52:17 PM »
I got mine from licking a Jetta's door handle at a Volkswagen dealership to mark it as mine so I could buy it!  :P

Well I know what city and state and where I met the guy from.  It was Austin Texas and some cute guy from gay.com.  Dunno why I did not use a condom but hey that is past news.  I get asked often am I mad and I honestly have to say no because well it was my decision to not wear a condom it takes 2 to tango.  I found out I had HIV in Feb 2005.  I am about to approach my 2 year mark.
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Offline swede_dish

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2007, 11:15:49 PM »
As a young duckling, I fell into the wooes of a strapping fellow....he porked my hoohah and gave my blood the flu. Said flu seems to be permie.

8 cups beer
1 dirty futon
2 incoherent and stupid teenagers

mix well and serve chilled.

TADA you've got a nasty case of HIV.
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Offline escapevelocity

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2007, 02:29:35 AM »
Getting fired from my job + dropping out of college + getting dumped + not giving a shit anymore + spending a good chunk of my unemployment check on speed + a summer of lascivious, random sexual encounters and drug abuse = HIV.

Part of me would like to blame a broken condom or a freak transmission through oral sex, but no such ...ahem...  "luck."  I was completely reckless for a while there.

Offline poodlelover

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2007, 02:50:16 AM »
found out in 1999 when i was very sick and hiv was the last test they ran and wala!!!  i had hiv with a tcell count of 140 and was married.  Come to find out i got it from my boyfriend  before I was married and he had even come to my wedding and didnt let me know.  He died in 92 from "bone cancer",  and  "skin cancer" but once i was diagnosed i called his sister and she told me he had died from AIDS.  we were together from 86 to Valentines day 87.
Connie

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2007, 06:05:56 PM »
Hmm,

Well, this is a very sore subject with most HIV+ people, myself included.   I was glad to see there were some serious responses and got a kick out of the humorous ones too.

After a couple of public articles and being open about my status on Myspace I recieved hundreds of emails and contacts.   I got tired of answering this question.   While it's really no one else's business I decided to go ahead and write an account of how I found out I was HIV+ in hopes it would open a few eyes and perhaps someone else would learn from my mistakes.

Clearly, at the time I wrote this it brought up the intial rage I had.   I don't even like thinking about it or dealing with it.  That part of my life is over and I can't change the past, but if it benefits someone else to read my experience then here it is:

How I Got HIV, And the Aftermath


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Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

Offline marc11864

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2007, 07:24:38 PM »
Wesley,

Just read the story on your blog. Thank you for sharing but now I am hanging on the edge of my seat.  :) Whatever happened to the poz guy that you met at the party? Did you ever ask him out?   ???
Let us cavort like the Greeks of old! You know the ones I mean.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2007, 07:59:49 PM »
By unprotected sex or by getting lacerated by a broken bone in the morgue or by the same way in the funeral home. Just don't know which one. It was by one of them.

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2007, 08:09:06 PM »
Wesley,

Just read the story on your blog. Thank you for sharing but now I am hanging on the edge of my seat.  :) Whatever happened to the poz guy that you met at the party? Did you ever ask him out?   ???

LOL, You're funny Marc.   You know that guy turned out to be the first person I could really talk to when I was going through the whole mess so I think my first impression was shot after calling him drunk at 2am all upset ;)

Ironically, both he and I ended up in relationships with other people about a month later.   Then, we both ended up single again at nearly the same time 6 months later or so.   I opted for a break, but he's now once again happy and in love with another cute partner.

However, we are still friends and I think very highly of him! ;)

Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2007, 08:15:21 PM »
Awwww bummer! Being an old-fashioned romantic, I was hoping you could have at least embellished a little.   ;D

Oh well... I guess I'll have to go back to my "Harlequins".
Let us cavort like the Greeks of old! You know the ones I mean.

Offline Nico

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2007, 08:48:29 PM »
Well, the Jane Fonda workout video was on in late '89 after cocktails ;D...during sex and I did a my leg raises and the rest...well you know the story.

Roger
Poz since 1990.

Offline Seven

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2007, 01:54:13 AM »
Well the guy that gave it to me..."the peeler" LOL
Has Hep C too. Good thing I dont have that as well.
UGH...

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND......

He and his present gf only have HIV...lucky fuckers!
With very high cd4 so they prolly wont ever go on meds...
I mean being they are both peelers they live a very healthy lifestyle.
Always eating healthy and working out. No wonder why they never got AIDS and I did!

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Re: How did you get HIV +
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2007, 12:55:40 AM »
There once was a boy named Rick.
Who slipped and fell on a dick.
It went right up his rear, and this oh I fear, is how he ended up sick!

 


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