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Offline Hulkmania

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Re: Hello routine question.
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2021, 11:01:08 am »
Youíve told me that being passed out / blackout doesnít really require testing. I just read that in the past posts. Everytime I blackout or get drunk I always have a worry to get pep or get tested. I think this has to do with my ocd and making my thinking irrational. Itís come to the point were I canít trust anyone that was by me when I blacked out. Honestly I do need some therapy Help. Ocd is ruining my life. Youíve helped me by answering my questions so many times. And Iím still here having these fears and doubts. My drunk nights were so fun back then. But now is all about what if a guy took advantage of me or what if I hooked up with a random woman. Iím at a point I just want to give up. I hate ocd. Iím tired. Iím sorry Jim if I keep coming back with these questions.

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« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2021, 11:22:46 am »
To be blunt, the problem is you blackout due to excessive drinking. Afterwards, you worry and stress "what ifs" as you don't know what you did.  Sounds like super fun, I don't think so!

If you want to avoid having blackout and, as a result, these concerns afterwards about what you may have done, then stop putting yourself through this and if you can't stop and you want to stop seek help.

Here is the thing, I can't give you better assessments when you don't know what happened and I don't do "what ifs". So, if you suspect you had intercourse, get tested to know your HIV status.



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Offline Hulkmania

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Re: Hello routine question.
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2021, 03:39:21 pm »
Jim I want to thank you. I now admit alcohol is a problem for me. I will need to work on this. Thanks.

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Re: Hello routine question.
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2021, 02:43:46 pm »
You're welcome.
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Offline Hulkmania

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Re: Hello routine question.
« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2021, 04:28:25 pm »
Hey Jim are Insti Finger Prick tests good at 6 weeks ? Antibody rapid tests

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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2021, 04:50:40 pm »
With rapid tests rule of thumb is to just test at 3 months otherwise get a lab run antibodies test at 6 weeks.
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Re: Hello routine question.
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2021, 09:08:54 pm »
Hey Jim. I wanted to ask you why do people judge sex workers? Do you think hooking up with them is bad?  I met a lot of cool women and so unique and nice women Iíd never thought Iíll meet but I thought about it and this is where my obsession of testing very often started. Because of people talking of sex workers like it is bad. Iím not telling you I have an addiction to sex workers but it is an individualís  responsibility to practice safe sex. Whatís your opinion on this? Iím just sharing this with you because I wanted to see what you think. Sometimes people judge for no reason. It doesnít matter who you hook up with regardless of a sex worker or not  what matters is what we are doing to have safe sex. I been so stressed about what people think. I am done with their judging itís caused me so much anxiety to the point of testing almost once every month. I donít care anymore. And thank you for helping and educating us on testing and practicing safe sex.

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Re: Hello routine question.
« Reply #57 on: June 29, 2021, 03:52:19 am »
Like it or not, there are plenty of things you do that people judge, walking down the street some people will be judging you in one way or another. You just don't realize and for everything else you have to decide if you are going to give a damn or not.

Personally, I truly don't give a damn what people think about me, their judgments or opinions of me hold no value or weight in my life.

Now If you must know, I am entirely for legalizing sex work, but my options on sex work do not matter, and to be blunt I am not your therapist.
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