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Su acceso aquí bloqueado.

Cuando creaste una cuenta con los Foros de poz.com, estuviste de acuerdo en que sólo tendrías una cuenta. Abrir muchas cuentas está en contra de las reglas de los Foros y puede resultar en la prohibición de tu participación en los foros
Do I Have HIV? / Re: RUBBING
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 12:51:25 pm »
I have not heard back, so I'll presume the rubbing was not within your "monogamous"  relationship.

Is there a risk of acquiring HIV through direct rubbing of the genitals without penetration but with the exchange of bodily fluids?

No, rubbing against each other isn't an HIV risk.

Of course, it remains a risk for plenty of easier-to-transmit STIs.

If my partner routinely undergoes blood tests, consistently yielding HIV-negative results, is it likely that I am also HIV negative?

So, your partner is regularly getting HIV screenings, and you are wondering if their non-reactive status means you don't have HIV?

The answer is. No.

Generally speaking, HIV is difficult to pass on even when all the conditions are perfect. You could have HIV and sex with your partner for years before passing it on, or they could be unlucky and acquire HIV from you after only one risk exposure.

Also, their test results don't mean they are negative today or will remain so in the future, and unless you keep them locked up in a basement 24/7, (I hope not), then you don't know what they get up to.

So, I'll leave you with the same message I always give when someone says they are in a relationship; If you engage in condomless sex with your partner, you are obviously at risk of acquiring HIV. In relationships, condomless sex is often based on trust or past test results; however, this does not prevent HIV, so if condomless sex does occur, you should consider testing more frequently.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

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

Kind regards


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Do I Have HIV? / Re: RUBBING
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 12:38:50 pm »
so was this rubbing with this monogamous partner?
« Last post by jackdb91 on Yesterday at 12:36:24 pm »
Good afternoon, everyone.

I have two queries:

Is there a risk of acquiring HIV through direct rubbing of the genitals without penetration but with the exchange of bodily fluids?

If my partner routinely undergoes blood tests, consistently yielding HIV-negative results, is it likely that I am also HIV negative? This assumes a monogamous couple without extramarital affairs.

Thanks you all !!
No hay riesgo de VIH.

Su problema no es el VIH sino emocional y sería mejor si hablaras con un psiquiatra.
Mira el 16 de noviembre me vi con un amigo q hace bastante que no me veia me invito a tomar un cafe ,bueno hacia calor yo estaba de bermudas , me sente la gran mayoria del tiempo con las piernas afuera por que ( ya en mi cabeza me habia empezado a aparecer el miedo que me vaya a pinchar con una aguja o algo) entonces me sente de costado como para contra restar el pensamiento , luego me sente derecho y como q el tenia las manos debajo de la mesa apoyadas en sus piernas , entonces para despues no quedarme con la dudas me hice el q me abrochaba las zapatillas y le mire las manos ( tenia las manos en sus rodillas y luego en sus bolsillos no vi nada raro ) luego salimos de tomar el cafe y me acompaño a comprar algo , luego mientras caminambamos por la calle le hice un chiste y me dice bromeando sos una basura y como que me quiere hacer cosquillas y me clava el dedo en las costilla derechas luego me quedo como un poco doliendo . Ahi mismo le mire la mano y no le vi ninguna aguja ni nada luego al llegar a mi casa me mire las costillas y no me vi ningun pinchazo

Me da miedo q me haya pinchado con una aguja y no haberme dado cuenta

Hay riesgo de vih ? Hay riesgo de vih si me pincho con una aguja cuando yo estaba distraido y no lo vi ni senti?

Estoy angustiado espero su respues un gran saludo
« Last post by crisbarcelona on Yesterday at 09:44:43 am »
Hola, me alegro que todo te vaya bien y a tu hermana tambien
un abrazo
Nutrition & HIV / Re: Vit D3+Vit K and BMD
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 04:30:23 am »
Over a billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient or insufficient

Increased Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency Among HIV-Infected Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Nutrition & HIV / Vit D3+Vit K and BMD
« Last post by Nick_ on November 26, 2023, 04:19:18 pm »
Hi everyone,

I am Nick, new to the forum :)
I have been living with HIV since 2013. Lucky enough to discover that pretty soon after infection.
A couple of years ago I read that PLWH are generally deficient in Vit D (which might be the reason for systemic problems with depression, low BMD, etc). I got tested and indeed my levels were insufficient.
Ever since I supplement my diet with Vit D 5000IU and Vit K 120mcg/d. Indeed, that greatly improved moods and energy levels.

Does anyone take Vit D+Vit K supplements and if yes, what are your daily intakes?


CD4 1148/VL <20
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Switch Delstrigo
« Last post by Nick_ on November 26, 2023, 04:04:29 pm »
Hi mate,

It’s been a while since you posted here and I just found your topic and decided to touch base.
I am on Delstrigo, switched from Edurant+Kivexa (RPV+ABC/3TC). The reason for the switch was terrible sleep quality (frequent nightmares), a few instances of suicidal thoughts, constant low energy and tiredness and constant constipation.
Apart from an initial rash which appeared with the first intake, I am pretty well - no signs of trouble sleeping and nasty thoughts, very good energy levels, excellent drug.
Stay healthy!

CD4 1148
VL <20
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