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Estoy infectado? / Re: Paco
« Last post by Chuchito on May 21, 2024, 10:57:46 am »
Gracias, pienso que más que nada es la conciencia por la infidelidad.. creo que la mejor prevención es la abstinencia

Saludos y saludos!!
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Sexual acts/symptoms/nervous/HIV
« Last post by Jim Allen on May 21, 2024, 10:47:17 am »

Several factors can play a role, such as STI status, stage of HIV infection/viral load, tearing or not, etc, etc and some of these factors could increase the odds by 25-40%. In short, nobody can calculate your individual odds of acquiring HIV from this incident.

Being a receptive partner would also have an increased risk but you were the insertive partner. Generally speaking, HIV is difficult to pass on compared to other STIs but it does happen and we still see 1.3 million new cases [1.0 million–1.7 million] per year globally.

There is not much more we can do for you here, you had an HIV risk, a real-world one and should test when due.

You had condomless intercourse twice and are now stressing about it, next time use condoms and then you will not have to stress.

P.S. None of your symptoms are HIV specific, see your healthcare provider and get whatever is making you sick treated.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Paco
« Last post by Tonny2 on May 21, 2024, 10:22:05 am »

                 ojo.         Hola!… Siempre y cuando tu pajarito esté cubierto con un condón intacto, estás protegido y qué bueno que te proteges porque además de protegerte tú proteges a tu pareja. Si estás preocupado por la caducidad del condón, trata de llevar tus propios condones para que no estés en esta situación de angustia y preocupación. Sigue la instrucciones del moderador, protegerte mejor y proteger a otros… Sigue adelante con tu vida y sigue llevando tu gorrito si te vas de fiesta.
Living With HIV / Re: "HOPE DIES LAST"
« Last post by Tonny2 on May 21, 2024, 10:17:55 am »

                Ojo.            Thank you very much, my friend, Patrick, I really appreciate your hugs, I am going to be OK, sometimes I feel frustrated. Like I said it is what it is, I have been through a lot that this situation is not going to defeat me… You are such a sweet guy, I like you a lot, you made me smile every time I read you, well, as should say, when my cell phone read your messages to me… Abos
Thanks, Bubba.

Later that evening, he texts me about the NBA game, and there's some back and forth, and then he's going home and says he misses me. Okay. And then.... and then yesterday, nothing. I don't get it.

I've decided to give him space. No choice, really. And so maybe yesterday means taking space. Who knows? I'm just tired, but I'm still going with No Contact. Leave him be. If he wants me, he knows where I am.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Sexual acts/symptoms/nervous/HIV
« Last post by Avenger on May 21, 2024, 08:46:25 am »
Sorry. Just have a lot of anxiety right now. Would percentage of contracting HIV low in this situation? Any extra information would be appreciated.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Paco
« Last post by Jim Allen on May 21, 2024, 07:40:03 am »
El VIH no se puede transmitir a través de un condón de látex o poliuretano intacto. Si un condón falla durante el acto sexual, es obvio. No hay razón para estar estresado por las relaciones sexuales mientras no ocurra este problema obvio.

adelante con su vida.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Paco
« Last post by Chuchito on May 21, 2024, 07:28:28 am »
Es decir que no importa la marca del condón ni tampoco si estaba caducado ?
Mientras el condón este intacto estoy protegido.. muchas gracias por la respuesta, estoy más tranquilo .. saludos
Hang in their kiddo.  Keep us informed on what happens.

Before I was POZ, I meet a guy in Austin down there for a big party weekend.  He and I both live in Dallas and traded numbers.  We went on a date once and then he came over to talk with me.  He had just found out he was POZ and I told him I didn't care.  I liked him and I was willing to do whatever to date him more. 
He told me was stunned and thanked me.  He then ghosted me.  I didn't tell anyone about it since I didn't think it was my story to tell other than I got dumped.
I don't think he knew it... I really didn't care.  I liked him and really wanted to date him.
Who know where your story will go.  I hope you find happiness.
Bubba hugs kiddo!

Living With HIV / Re: "HOPE DIES LAST"
« Last post by BubbaPat on May 21, 2024, 03:10:58 am »
Howdy sunshine!!
Sorry you are going through this.  Wish I was there to give you a big Bubba hug!  Let you know you are loved and folks are thinking of you.
Hope your are better soon!!

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