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Estoy infectado? / Paco
« Last post by Chuchito on May 20, 2024, 08:29:45 pm »
Hola buenas tardes, escribo para que me puedan ayudar a despejar una duda , estoy tranquilo pero es verdad que tengo algunas dudas .

Mi historia es la siguiente hace unos días tuve un encuentro con una sexoservidora ella me puso el condón , la penetre por menos de 10 segundos así que saque mi pene , después ella me masturbo hasta que eyacule, ...

Todo el semen se quedó en el condón , tuve riesgo ? .. el condón pudo haber fallado si estaba caducado?  Sinceramente no ví la marca del condón creo que era de los que dan en el seguro IMSS .. soy de México
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Living With HIV / Re: "HOPE DIES LAST"
« Last post by Tonny2 on May 20, 2024, 08:22:26 pm »



            Ojo.             @leatherman thanks for replying. I really hope so that the pain we go away because it gets really bad sometimes. Let’s see what the doctor has to say about it. I would keep you posted… Thanks again for being there for me… Hugs.
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Living With HIV / Re: "HOPE DIES LAST"
« Last post by leatherman on May 20, 2024, 06:34:59 pm »
it seems that it wasn’t worth it to get this surgery because I’ve been having the same pain that I had before my surgery for the last week.
Oh no!! Sorry to hear that. Hopefully with some more time, this pain will still go away.
keep hanging in there!
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Living With HIV / Re: "HOPE DIES LAST"
« Last post by Tonny2 on May 20, 2024, 05:18:12 pm »



              ojo.           Hello everyone!… It has been almost 2 months after my surgery and it seems that it wasn’t worth it to get this surgery because I’ve been having the same pain that I had before my surgery for the last week. Next Tuesday 28 I will see the surgeon and I hope he has a good answer. It is so frustrating when you are hoping to solve a problem and he doesn’t get solved as a matter of fact, I have to have this surgery because of the result of bad previous surgery. Well, it is what it is, life goes on… I will keep you posted. I’m sorry for the rent… hugs
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Sexual acts/symptoms/nervous/HIV
« Last post by Jim Allen on May 20, 2024, 10:31:46 am »
Hiya.

Read your post three times and the HIV risk was from the condomless intercourse.

test to confirm your HIV status at six weeks post-exposure with a blood-draw (lab) HIV antibody test. The six-week result will rarely change, and retesting at three months is generally unnecessary.

Also, get tested for easier-to-transmit STIs.




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 and get vaccinated against HPV, Hepatitis A & B.

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

Jim

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Do I Have HIV? / Sexual acts/symptoms/nervous/HIV
« Last post by Avenger on May 20, 2024, 09:25:04 am »
I had a few situations with some escorts within the last month. First situation I was rubbing my penis on her clit and vaginal lips but not going in but for a good 5-10 minutes.  Second situation was while doing the same thing my penis went in for one thrust and I pulled out. The third situation was same thing that my penis went in once and I pulled out right away.
All three girls say they are negative for STIs and HiV.
Around the 2 to three week mark the first day not feeling well, 2nd day very nauseated and tired with loose stool.  The third day it was like I was pissing out of my ass.  By day 6 feeling better stool is solid.  Also I lost like 6 to 7 pounds. My head is spinning. Would appreciate your thoughts. High percentage?
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Hi all

This is a kind of follow-up to my earlier thread "Bad romance" (see https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=77742.0).

Despite what I thought I'd do -- that is, stopping seeing this guy -- I went ahead and pursued him, with pretty much the same results as before, ie, hot-and-cold and some breadcrumbing. Or maybe it isn't that, exactly, so much as it's just me having the wrong kind of expectations. And I still haven't told him my status -- until now.

Today is May 19, the day when I got my poz results, in 2006. 18 years ago. So here I am at this guy's place, having spent the night; and we're having a shower together and he tries to, uh, well, you know. And I laughed and said, Not without a condom. We got out of the shower, and he pressed the matter, saying, What's wrong with it; we're not sick. And as soon as I heard that word, I knew I had to fess up. And so I did.

He listened and was somewhat reassuring, as I gave him the potted version of "U = U", quietly yet clearly. He was getting dressed for work, and I said I'd tell him my story when we got in the car and I drove him, about a 15 minute drive.

I started with me testing positive, on 19 May 2006, about the guy I was seeing who dropped me like a hot potato, though I said that his freaking out was perhaps understandable, given his own anxieties, who knows? I said that I got my act together, and that random sex fell away (though random sex doesn't mean getting hiv, of course; not having safe sex does), that I went on meds about seven years after testing, and that I'm on a pill-a-day, that my health has been and is now excellent, no side effects. I talked about medical advances in hiv treatment. And I said that I understood that he might be worried, understandably; but that if were to trust me on one thing then it must be that I would never put him at risk and that I had/have not done so. And he nodded.

I parked the car at his work, and we were silent. He gripped my leg tight and thanked me. I said I'd send him some U=U links and that we'd talk soon. I drove off but then stopped, looked up the links, and sent them. And I added that he knows how much I care for him (and I've said just that, but not the word "love") and that I still want to see him; and that he needs to let me know, one way or another, if that holds true for him. He later texted thanks, using his pet name for me.

I came home and ended up reading the Times article on Hollywood weepies, and, in particular, "Imitation of Life," and its funeral scene. Which I watched, stupidly. And after which I somehow ended up on the bathroom floor in a flood of tears and anguish and pain.

I'm a little better now. But I'm tired, mostly at the prospect of having to go through a period of suffering (that I should have gone through earlier). Yet what is my pain, I  think, in comparison to people who have it a lot worse than I do. Access to medical care (I'm in Canada) and financial wherewithal are not issues for me, at all. I'm active and healthy. But I wasn't expecting this -- meeting this guy was out of the blue. I chide myself for not . . . oh I don't know. For not being smarter? I suppose that love, and the desire to love and be loved, isn't about being smart.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Inflamed throat and kissing
« Last post by Jim Allen on May 19, 2024, 09:14:17 am »
You kissed a guy, it's zero HIV risk and you don't need any of these tests over that.  We're not going to pretend otherwise as it would be a disservice to you and the community.

Move on with your life and please don't post about this again as it will lead to a ban. Thank you!

If you can't get over kissing someone you should consider talking to a therapist
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Inflamed throat and kissing
« Last post by stripe24 on May 19, 2024, 08:10:40 am »
Hello, so I couldn’t put the feat past me and decided to get tested. I was offered the antibody/antigen test. It was negative. I just want to know a few things. What is the genotype test for hiv? The lab presented me with all these tests and I was confused. I just took the 4th generation test. But do I need the genotype test too? Is this for confirmation?
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Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Re: Express Scripts HIV meds
« Last post by Tonny2 on May 19, 2024, 06:58:37 am »




           Ojo.          @PHILApoz, hi there!, I sent you a PM. I hope it can help you… Please keep us posted… Hugs
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