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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: DULOTREGRAVIR QUESTION
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 10:44:00 AM »
Hi Tony,

Your friend need to work with his doctor, anxiety can be totally unrelated to his meds or just triggered from being newly diagnosed.

Whatever the cause/trigger or concern in this area really does need professional support/attention. As for sleep issues switching to morning dose seems to help if that is a concern, and anecdotally taking the dolutegravir without food.

Hope he feels better soon.



Tivicay, Rare Severe Depression Side Effect
None of the symptoms you mentioned are HIV specific and some of them are simply never HIV related!

You had no HIV risk from what you posted here - None. HIV is simply not transmitted the way you fear, move on with your life.

Sorry to disturb you guys again but my condition is getting worse day by day.
Its almost 1 month I'm still having ARS symptoms like mild fever, dry cough, extreme fatigue, itchy body, penis pain, mild night sweats around neck and head, armpit pain, small group white bump on upper lips.
I was a healthy person as I did regular gym, my immune system was also strong I never ever face such terrible illness.
I tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2 in IGg oth test come negative in 25 days and last day I also test for syphilis it also came as non-reactive.
So I think all the symptoms I'm having is related to HIV.

So just tell me getting HIV is that much easy or I'm just the unluckiest person in the world. I had sex with a condom and last for just 30 second, no kissing, no sucking, just entered penis in vagina then ejaculate . condom did not break, sex roughness was almost zero ((I described above).

I live in Bangladesh where treatment is not available like any western countries.
And our society is also extremely conservative, I fear that if they somehow came to know that I'm HIV positive they just throw me out from every single thing like job, university. No one will talk to me.
My family is supportive but if they know that I'll be burden to them.
even my family will face problem from society, I fear that all will leave us if they come to know I'm HIV positive.
I have only one option and that is suicide  :'(
Estoy infectado? / Re: Relaciones con prostitutas y condon
« Last post by remigio on Today at 10:16:36 AM »
Andy hoy tuve un encuentro con una prostituta y me realizo sexo oral sin condon. Ademas rose mi pene erecto en su vagina ella tenia los labios menores de su vagina algo grandes entonces mi glande rozaba sus labios pero de repente la senti humeda y senti un poquito de su fluido en mi glande, luego eyacule sin penetrarla y me fui a lavar con agua y jabon hay algun riego en eaa actividad
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: DULOTREGRAVIR QUESTION
« Last post by bmancanfly on Today at 10:06:53 AM »
Most people tolerate DTG very well, but when people have side effects CNS/insomnia are the most common side effects.  If you go through the Q & A about treatment forum there are a number of threads about this.

I had severe anxiety and insomnia on DTG - until I stopped taking it.

I have a friend who is having a similar problem (insomnia more than anxiety).  There is some evidence that taking it in the morning may help with the insomnia.  The change to morning dosing didn't work for him though. 

Best of luck to your friend.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Relaciones con prostitutas y condon
« Last post by remigio on Today at 09:58:32 AM »
Andy hoy tuve un encuenteo con una prostituta y me realizo sexo oral sin condon. Ademas rose mi pene erecto en su vagina tenia una labios menores grandes entonces mi glande rozaba sus labios pero derepente la senti humeda y senti un poquito de su fluido en mi glande luego eyacule sin pentracion y me fui a labar con agua y jabon hay algun riego en eaa actividad
Am I Infected? / Re: Receptive Oral/Open wounds risk
« Last post by Wade on Today at 09:55:39 AM »

Giving oral is considered negligible and even then would evolve factors such as open wounds in need of medical attention or meth mouth. Your mouth has dozens of proteins and enzymes that damage the virus and leave it unable to infect, it is actually very fragile.

The virus is sexually transmitted through unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse.
Continue to use condoms correctly and consistently and you can always expect a negative result when you test.

( next time eat oatmeal... sorry, forum humor  ;D


Estoy infectado? / Re: sexo oral sin condon
« Last post by lucascastro on Today at 09:55:02 AM »
Saludos y gracias por sus respuestas!
Estoy infectado? / Re: necesito ayuda!!
« Last post by pablo23 on Today at 09:54:45 AM »
LO siento Andy, es que estoy asustado ayer me escocía el pene y me dijeron que podía ser Candida, y el doctor me recetó un fungicida y hoy estoy mejor. hoy al mirar mi garganta he visto al final de la lengua bultos como llagas pero de dolor leve y me encuentro cansado, puede ser síntomas de infección?al verlos me he asustado mucho porque los tengo por el final de la lengua y algunos son grandes, podría haberme infectado de vih?
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