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Estoy infectado? / Re: Actividad de riezgo?
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 10:04:08 am »
No un VIH riesgo.  Adelante con su vida
Estoy infectado? / Re: Actividad de riezgo?
« Last post by ednorton on Today at 10:00:13 am »
Aun asi mi pene haya podido entrar en contacto con esa herida durante el frotamiento?
Con respecto a la herida no era profunda y era de la que te haces cuando te rascas
Living With HIV / Re: Covid Vaccine
« Last post by J.R.E. on Today at 09:51:03 am »
Good news everyone,I just did the first dose of my vaccine (the moderna one) and I feel...absolutely fine. No complications whatsoever (well,duh...).
The doctor was a bit rude ...The nurse was kind and nice though .

CONGRATULATIONS!, For joining the vaccinated club !!  8)

Ray 8)
Living With HIV / Re: Covid Vaccine
« Last post by Loa111 on Today at 09:39:06 am »
Good to hear Fabio! Snap! I got my 1st dose of Moderna this morning too over here in Dublin.

I think it was mainly people from HIV ID Clinic there this morning. There was a buzz of excitement in the air. Delighted to have shot 1 done, & now 28 days for shot 2.

My arm feels a bit tender, & I do feel a slight bit funny, very similar to how I feel after Flu vaccine or any of the other vaccines the ID doc gave me over the last year.

I read the Shot 1 of Moderna after 2 weeks can still give up to 80% protection, so all good news. 
Do I Have HIV? / Re: I think I messed up
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 09:19:54 am »

Please don't post in sections of the forum, they are designed for people living with HIV. You should only be posting here in this one thread. Please take a moment to read the below links:


Regarding your deleted post, the answer is no. Testing for STI's like most illnesses is specific. So having labs run for one infection does not mean it includes screening for all others, if you are due or need STI testing make sure to talk to your doctor and clinic about specifically getting an STI & HIV screening done.

The CMV mentioned is very common. Depending on where you live, up to 85% of the adult population can have CMV. 

me and my gf have been together for a year

I'll say the same thing I always do, use condoms and test at least yearly. If you do engage in condomless sex with your partner, then you are obviously at risk. Often within relationships, condomless sex is based on trust or past test results. However, this does not prevent HIV, and any condomless intercourse is accepting the greater risk of acquiring HIV.

So if you do choose to engage in condomless intercourse, consider testing more frequently for HIV and far easier to acquire STI's. As a sexually active adult, it's would be recommended to test out of routine at least yearly for HIV & STI's.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP in the future as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as 'safe' in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV.  Test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards


Please Note.
As a member of the "Do I have HIV?" Forum, you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post, and it will take you here. It helps to keep all your questions in one thread and helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.
I guess I'm one of those people. I logged on a while ago and read that a couple of old friends from here have since died, which was sad.

I do miss a lot of the good times I had with people here, but there was also some absolutely horrific shit that went down. I guess I ended up feeling burned and just sort of left. I was absolutely no angel, trust me. But it got bad, and I ended up spending time elsewhere.

In any event, I hope everyone here is doing well! I've been poz for sixteen years now, which is pretty wild. On balance, this place was a valuable resource when I was a newbie. So thank you for that.
Living With HIV / Re: Covid Vaccine
« Last post by fabio on Today at 03:39:47 am »
Good news everyone,I just did the first dose of my vaccine (the moderna one) and I feel...absolutely fine. No complications whatsoever (well,duh...).
The doctor was a bit rude ...The nurse was kind and nice though .
Estoy infectado? / Re: Actividad de riezgo?
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 03:18:15 am »
Estas preocupando innecesario, Adelante con su vida.

Como eres sexualmente activo, hágase la prueba para detectar el VIH y las ITS por lo menos una vez al año.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Actividad de riezgo?
« Last post by ednorton on Yesterday at 10:35:45 pm »
Hola que tal
Ando muy preocupado, acabo de tener una exposición a Vih
Tuve sexo con una trans y durante el juego hubo frotamiento en su trasero y me di cuenta que cerca a la raya habia una pequeña herida, me percate despues
El sexo fue con condon en todo momento
Deberia preocuparme
Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Advice
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 12:59:34 pm »

         ojo.        Hi everyone!

I just got married to a foreigner, I added him to my health plan which it will increase my premium 230 dollars a month, we don’t want to be a “public charge” while his change of status process is pending. What I’m paying for him monthly it’s too much?, is there another option to get him health coverage, he is also hiv positive…in advance, thanks for feedbacks…hugs.                                                                     ojo
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