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Do I Have HIV? / Re: HIV transmission / Panic Please HELP ME
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 05:47:51 am »
I read your post three times. What you posted here wasn't an HIV risk; move on with your life.

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? / HIV transmission / Panic Please HELP ME
« Last post by micky1998 on Today at 05:14:55 am »
Hi Everyone
I am very scared and I am asking for help. Every answer means a lot to me

About 2 and a half months ago I snorted cocaine with my friend who is HIV positive, but is on therapy ART and HIV is undetectable with HIV PCR Quantativ test . We used the same banknote. I was drunk. and I forgot that. After two days of the incident, I started to panic and lost my mind from then until today. I am in constant panic and in constant delusion.
I also did a CD3/4 Palette test that shows the quantitative representation of all cells twice in a row in two months and they are within normal limits. Even the second test had higher values than the first, but both are within the normal range.

My first question is, can HIV be transmitted this way and what are the chances of actually getting it?

Do I still need to be tested?

I have been harassed 7 times so far in these two months.

He has lymph nodes on his neck that have been there for over two months but I'm not sure if I've had them before.

Hiv Ag/ab +p24 architect 7 days negative

Hiv 1 RNA PCR <76 copy  11 day its was negative + Anti Hiv test - Negative

Hiv ag/ab+p24 architect 21 day its was negative

Hiv ag/ab+p24 combo 32 day its was negativen

Hiv ag/ab+p24 architect 45 day its wasnegative

Hiv ag/ Ab+p24 combo 62 days its was negative
I Just Tested Poz / Re: wishful thinking from a newbie
« Last post by Mightysure on Yesterday at 05:01:05 pm »
I think it's possible.  I think a functional cure is more likely in my lifetime, but I think the key lies in early detection.

I don't see anything wrong with being hopeful, while remaining realistic about the current science.

I guarantee that 10 years ago people would've said they couldn't fathom a treatment regimen that only doses 6 times per year, but here we are, with Cabenuva changing the game. Only 6 days a year do I have to worry about dosing.

So who knows what some scientist is cooking up 
Living With HIV / Re: HIV Organizations
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 04:58:49 pm »
With Zach on this one.

I tend to do the local NGO that supports people in my community and has supported me in the past.

Better than donating is seeing if you can host a fundraising event for them or assist. I've done a few in the past; I approached the larger tech companies. They usually have programs like days to host events on-site or budgets that match employee donations, etc.

I organized a couple of bake sales on-site with some of the larger companies and talked about HIV to raise awareness and donations for the NGO.

Living With HIV / Re: WAD 2023
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 04:21:12 pm »
that acronym is simply a cheerful coincidence  ;D

World AIDS Awareness and Deaths Remembrance Day (WAAADRD), although more accurate, would have been less comprehensible and a bit to blunt for the masses.
Living With HIV / Re: HIV Organizations
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 03:41:43 pm »
I think amfar is an easy answer

My suggestion, search for one in your area.
Living With HIV / Re: WAD 2023
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 03:18:21 pm »
Couldn't they pick a better name than WAD?!

Living With HIV / HIV Organizations
« Last post by curiousfortruth on Yesterday at 02:07:01 pm »
Hi, I'm interested in donating to an organization that helps those affected by HIV.

Which organizations are the best in your opinion?
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Hi, I'm a new member and I'm confused
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 01:49:36 pm »
Sorry to hear that you are struggling. Make sure to see your psychiatrist and whoever is looking into the physical side of things as soon as you can.

I hope you feel better soon.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Hi, I'm a new member and I'm confused
« Last post by Kirat on Yesterday at 01:39:34 pm »
Lexapro is working ok. But this whole situation is making me depressed again because I have no quality of life. I'm EXTREMELY fatigue, I cant even talk because my voice is so weak.
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