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Estoy infectado? / Re: Estsre infectado?
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 05:44:21 pm »
Por tu paz mental sera sabio a probar.  Termina haciendo drama innecesario.  Estoy seguro tu resultado sera negativo por el VIH.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Sintomas raros luego de sexo sin prot.
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 05:42:23 pm »
No hay nada en tu sintomas que es el VIH especifico.  Si continuando son algo a discutir con tu doctor.

Menos que estes en un relacion con seguridad monogamous en la cual ambos socios probaron la negativa juntos el socio insertive ese utilizando siempre las condoms para la copula.  Ningunos excepciones.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Asustado
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 05:36:36 pm »
Estas sin riesgo por el VIH.  Adelante con tu vida sin miedos sobre el VIH.
« Last post by CR2016 on Today at 05:19:46 pm »
Enhorabuena y gracias por tus comentarios Crisbarcelona. Como podrás darte cuenta, ya estás practicamenete indetectable, muchas felicidades y mucho ánimo.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Asustado
« Last post by Lucas2794 on Today at 05:16:51 pm »
Entonces no me tengo que preocupar que no me va a pasar nada malo y que no voy a tener el VIH aunque si tenía el prepucio con heridas antes que me hiciera sexo oral! ? Gracias x su ayuda Andy.
yeah, HIV is difficult to pass on at the best of times but with you being UD and adherent (I'm assuming), you effectively did have some protection.

In the UK, PrEP isn't even indicated for monogamous partners of people living with HIV who have been undetectable for over six months.

Anecdotally, before I tested positive I must have had condomless sex hundreds of times with my long term gf. This was when I had a significant viral load but didn't know it. She was negative (lucky, I know!). We reverted to condoms for a while but after I was stable on meds and UD, and with the doctors blessing, we ditched the condoms again and since have had sex countless times (best sex ever, actually!) and she is still testing negative.

People do get sick, and the reason some symptoms are called 'flu like' is because they are like the flu, or any other viral or bacterial infection. HIV negative folk get sick, HIV positive folk get sick. People got sick before HIV was even a thing.

You are on TasP by being UD on meds. As Jim says, you are stressing over nothing.
Am I Infected? / Re: Hives as a symptom of seroconversion?
« Last post by CaveyUK on Today at 04:10:19 pm »
I've seen recently a few times people take risks because their partner claims to be on PrEP, and I think there is a misconception regarding it.

PrEP is designed to prevent the person taking it acquiring the infection and therefore help halting the spread of new infections. It is NOT designed to be a safety net for someone who isn't on PrEP (unlike, say, TasP which IS designed to prevent the virus being passed on). Given that by definition, a PrEP user should be HIV negative there may be less emphasis put on adherence and that is assuming that someone claiming to be on PrEP actually is in the first place, or if they are taking it under medical supervision or 'off book'.

Not saying there is a high risk here (although there IS clearly a risk) and the symptoms are not indicative of infection, however relying on what someone says as gospel when making personal risk decisions is a dangerous game. I wonder how many people ended up unintentionally as fathers and said 'but she said she was on the pill...'

The takeaway lesson here should be that your health is your responsibility and not anyone elses. If you choose to indulge in condomless sex then you should either take PEP promptly, look to get on PrEP yourself or accept the potential consequences and test accordingly after risk events.

Sorry for butting in :)

Am I Infected? / Re: Do I need TWO HIV antibody tests or ONE?
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 03:25:43 pm »
I don't give two flying purple spotted monkeys if you have their consent or not you simply don't have mine to be posting about other people, this is a risk assessment service not an "agony aunts" two bit newspaper Column.

Don't be advising others about things you clearly don't know anything about it and send them to their doctor & sexual health clinic. You can't tell the all the dark nasty secretes they have and all humans tend to have them and for an assessment it a need to know .

As for testing asked and answered already, its the same virus not matter how you got it and the same test, it looks for the immune system response antibodies, it it entered through your ass or your vagina its the same.

Move on with your life.

Am I Infected? / Re: Do I need TWO HIV antibody tests or ONE?
« Last post by zs81 on Today at 03:16:24 pm »
Well I posted with their consent. I didn’t mean to cause any offence!

As this would be my last and final question, I am asking for myself, can you please help me understand one thing. If someone were to engage in unprotected anal and unprotected vaginal sex on the same day with one person, and they want to test after 3 months, will they need one hiv test for anal and one HIV test for vaginal? In other words will one HIV test after window period cover both anal and vaginal risks? Or do you need TWO separate HIV tests- one for vaginal and one for anal? Sorry for repeating I am trying to be as clear as possible! Thanks!
Am I Infected? / Re: Do I need TWO HIV antibody tests or ONE?
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 03:03:16 pm »
Please don't post again about other peoples issues, to be frank just leave them alone and to sort things out for themselves, if either of them have concerns send them to a doctor.

The window period on the test is 3 months, meaning testing anytime in the future past this 3 months is conclusive. 3 months, 3 years, 3 decades or 6 decades its all the same and a valid test.

I'm guessing your concerns is they maybe engaging in unprotected intercourse with each-other well its not your business and its a choice couples often make together based on trust. 

The only thing I can tell you is unprotected intercourse is a risk as that is how HIV is transmitted and testing today means very little in the future if either one them engage in sexual relations with people outside the marriage.

In short if they both decide to have unprotected sex, its a choice based I presume on trust between them as a couple. Its a choice that come with a risk that they are both accepting, they are adults and should be testing at least yearly for STI's including HIV

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