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Am I Infected? / Re: HIV Test 82 Days
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 12:34:19 pm »
Well in that case I would definitely be moving on with your life at this stage.

Just remember to use condoms and test as normal routine at least yearly for STIs and hiv.

Jim

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Am I Infected? / Re: HIV Test 82 Days
« Last post by xxxx123 on Today at 12:29:41 pm »
Sorry unprotected receptive oral sex with ejeculating inside and receptive anal sex just five secs i guess .. i was so drunk it was my mistake i admit and it is very risky.. Thank you for support

By the way what about psoriasis? Does it affect i am suffering from it for the last 5 years.. Btw. doctors told me to stop at 42 days and my lab told me they will not test me if i will come again. I know it is going to obsessive compulsive disorder and planning to visit doctors for that one as well..
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Am I Infected? / Re: HIV Test 82 Days
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 12:25:38 pm »
Why are you testing? What was your exposure?

Anyhow most people will test positive before 6 weeks and 3 months is conclusive and no amount of dry mouth or thrush will change that. Stop reading stories, its nonsense. Thrush is common and not caused by hiv, also it does not change the immune system response to hiv.stay away from paranoid nonsense its unhealthy for you mentally and emotionally

If you test again in a few days from now its up to you but I would not expect the results to change and my advice is instead to move on with your life

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.
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Am I Infected? / HIV Test 82 Days
« Last post by xxxx123 on Today at 12:05:52 pm »
I would like to know the accuracy of HIV duo test at 82 days do i need further testing as i am having symptoms.. Today is 85 days is 86 days conclusive or do i need to wait 90 days for conclusive test.

By the way in one of the site who tested negative at 7th month suffering from oral trush is advised to test till one year .. i am really scared because i am suffering from dry mouth and oral trush for the last 30 days.

Also one more question will psoriaris affect hiv test as i heard it is linked with immune system.

Sorry for my english as it is not my mother language and thanks for your help
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Am I Infected? / Re: Glass shard
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 10:14:37 am »
No HIV risk whatsoever

Quote
I'm a bit of a hypochondriac
Keep working with a therapist face to face regarding learning to manage & cope with your thoughts and fears in life.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.
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Living With HIV / Re: an HIV day dream
« Last post by em on Today at 10:14:33 am »
congratulations ? it is a fictitious story about how far HIV has changed and how these kind of things might have already happened I believe they will happen in the near future. After over twenty years of antiviral medication. children being born from those of us with HIV and not having the virus themselves the future looks bright at least to me the time yet to come looks promising.   



some HIV history

do not quote me on this but to the best of my memory this is improvement in the world of HIV

the priest that ran Nyubani IN africa a orphanage for AIDS orphans. I had followed them for years now.

years ago the father than ran the place wrote about a how they were burying a child almost every week.

now their through  treatment with effective medication  there are   orphans who have graduated high school and are attending universities

Just saying how far things have changed over the years

but as we know people are still dying getting infected and the suffering has not ended but they have some moments where things have made impressive  progress

I had written about this years ago at the other website POZ.com had

thought it might be worth mentioning again even though there is still a long way to go things have improved.

thank you for letting me share my thoughts




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Am I Infected? / Glass shard
« Last post by Stuart464 on Today at 10:11:27 am »
Hi everyone.  Just a quick question.

A few nights ago rather large share of glass got stuck in my boot, made its was up through the sole and stabbed me repeatedly.  I'm not sure where it came from.  Before going out my buddy did break a glass at his apartment and we cleaned it up, or it might have come from a glass being dropped at the one bar we went to.  Either way it was there for a while.  I thought it might be a metal pin attaching the sole to the shoe as they are older boots.  It would stab me if I landed hard on me heal.  When I got home and bulled my boots off I noticed it had bleed quite a bit and upon inspection pulled out the glass shard.  My question is..is this an HIV risk?  I feel it is unlikely someone else bleed on it because I think if they had at the bar they would have disposed of it, but I'm a bit of a hypochondriac so in the off chance someone did bleed on it am I correct in assuming this is a no risk scenario due to the fact that, even if there was, it was exposed to air and the environment (and possibly alcohol) prior to being cut?  I'm pretty sure I already know the answer but just wanted some quick reassurance.  Thanks everyone.
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Off Topic Forum / Hzone iphone app working no more
« Last post by shawnyadav on Today at 08:05:36 am »
I have updated my iphone 7 from ios 10 to ios 11.3 and now when I am opening the Hzone app it is only displaying a blank white screen during startup and crashes itself. Any idea how to get it working again?
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Genvoya and ED
« Last post by CaveyUK on Today at 05:05:01 am »
I think the OP's problem is not that Genvoya is causing ED issues, but that there is an interaction between it and ED drugs due to the booster component. Although Jim's Vegas experience is always worth a mention :)

To LeftyBowler300 - I think you just need to discuss with your doctor. I'm not sure if an adjustment to the ED meds would be sufficient to work around the problem - it probably would, but there could be other options....I know non-boosted HIV meds (such as Tivicay/Descovy) don't have an interaction and I'm sure there are others if it came down to it.

Once you have worked a way forward with your doc, it would be worth posting the outcome here, as I'm sure it is a question others will have going forward (Viagra has just been made available over-the-counter with no prescription in the UK, for example!)
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Am I Infected? / Re: Confused about HIV exposure
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 04:20:18 am »
Asked and answered, you don't get HIV from fingering.

Look your concerns lacked things like exposure, route & quantity.

See HIV needs to be present for it to be a risk and than to transmit it needs an effective route, in sufficient amounts and it must also reach cells which are susceptible to infection.Nothing you mentioned meets all the biological conditions needed for transmission and all must be met for even a theoretical concern.

HiV is fragile and difficult to transmit so much so that well nobody has been infected by it once exposed outside the human body through sexual or day to day contact and we know back to basics that there are a number of reasons one of them includes that HIV has an outer protein/receptors that are needed to remain infectious and they corrodes in contact with air, so it can no longer infect.

This poses a great problem to study it, and laboratory studies such as the ones at the CDC labs have to use unnaturally high and artificial laboratory-grown concentrations under precisely controlled and limited laboratory conditions to even study it, as it normally simply does not survive long in outside the body.  (Ask a lab how they do it, if you want to know more on how they artificially grow HIV as that part is beyond me)

Now the fact that in labs they can keep HIV viable outside the body has caused some people to misunderstand this to mean environmental risk is possible.
This is not the case as the labs use artificial conditions and concentrations of HIV many times greater than than anything ever found in patient specimens, the amounts of virus studied are simply not found in nature, and again no one has been infected with HIV this way.

Now nobody has been infected the way you fear, and for good reason. Read this and the related links in my signature to learn more but please do move on with your life.

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=68441.0

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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