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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Oral sex
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 10:26:46 am »
Hiya.

Read your post three times, you had no HIV from the concerned encounter, zero!

Firstly saliva doesn't contain viable HIV, it's actually hostile towards HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect and HIV is also fragile and damaged when in contact with the environment outside of the human body.

Receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV; thus, it makes sense that after 40+ years of this pandemic in terms of BJs, there hasn't been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked"), and you will not be the worlds first.

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 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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Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: Interleukin 2
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 10:17:43 am »



            ojo.            Hello there!… I remember around that year 1996, 1997 that I try that medication, I got it from a pharmacy in Pittsburgh PA. There were desperate times because my CD4 level was zero, unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. I hope you find a place where to get it… Good luck and please keep us posted… Hugs.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Well... Here I am.
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 10:12:43 am »



           ojo.        Indeed good news!. Are otherwise how are you feeling?… Keep doing what you’re doing… please keep us posted… Hugs
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Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Re: Canadian Pharmacy's
« Last post by Dream9 on Yesterday at 09:44:50 am »
I ordered a generic from Canada in the past and had a good experience with delivery and quality of the product.
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Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Health Insurance in Thailand
« Last post by Dream9 on Yesterday at 09:37:24 am »
Is it possible to get Health insurance coverage in Thailand for foreigners with HIV?
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Well... Here I am.
« Last post by Myrikal on Yesterday at 08:52:51 am »
Just got a call with my bloodwork results.

My viral load after thirty days on Dovato is down to 100, my CD4 count is now at 490.

So... absolutely good news!
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Do I Have HIV? / Oral sex
« Last post by Va75776 on Yesterday at 08:51:11 am »
Hello,

A couple of months ago I had protected oral sex with a prostitute. The problem is that she had a lot of saliva that dripped down and some got in my anus. 2 weeks later I had what felt like a common cold. Minor sore throat for 3 days followed by a light cough, sneezing and congestion. Now here we are several months later and I keep getting dry skin on my nose. I’ve also lost about 7 lbs. could this be hiv? Should I get tested?
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Well... Here I am.
« Last post by Myrikal on Yesterday at 07:30:49 am »
Thanks for the replies you guys!

So I went in on Tuesday for my first lab work since starting Dovato. I am anxiously awaiting my results to see how the Dovato is working.

I really appreciate you both taking the time to respond to me. I was feeling severly alone in this journey. I have been searching for an HIV support group in my area but my search results have not given me any results. So again, thank you.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: I have had the worst last 12 days of my life.
« Last post by Jim Allen on May 22, 2024, 10:54:56 pm »
As Micheal already explained what you posted here about the encounter with the sex worker wasn't an HIV risk.

You did not acquire HIV from that encounter.

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Do you think that there is a real possibility then that I have received a false reactive?

Sure, it could be a false reactive, which happens for several reasons, including cross-antibody/antigen reactions to other current or past infections. Anyhow, it's just a reactive screening test, not a diagnosis and it just means follow-up testing is needed to rule out HIV.

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: I have had the worst last 12 days of my life.
« Last post by Ineedhelplease on May 22, 2024, 08:54:21 pm »
Thank you for your response.

Do you think that there is a real possibility then that I have received a false reactive?

I’m absolutely gob smacked at this as I’ve always thought HIV was extremely hard to pass on especially for a male and I used a condom which did not break/slip come off at any time during insertive sex.
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