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Am I Infected? / Fear about open wound
« Last post by Thod on Today at 09:20:15 pm »
Hello,
For some time now I have been very worried about contracting HIV through unusual means and my fear recently heightened due to the following event :
I recently got a foot surgery, and have a deep wound on my foot, which is usually covered with bandages. A few days ago I came across a sticky substance on the floor of my building and think I got some under my shoes.
I am worried that it could be infected semen and that as I got home, I carried across some of it in my apartment and that it could get inside my wound (which is not bleeding but still pretty deep).

I know it can sound far-stretched, but I have a very hard time reassuring myself, and saw some contradictory information as to how long it takes until HIV in open air is rendered ineffective.
I would greatly appreciate your opinion on this and am looking forward to get a better understanding of how "dangerous" substance in open air can be.

Thank you very much!
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Am I Infected? / Sex experience Question
« Last post by Question789 on Today at 09:02:36 pm »
Thank you for the request

To keep this simple:

I had a sex experience with a girl which involved:

1) A small make out session
2) Her giving me a hand job dry
3) Me fingering her for about 5-10 seconds (I did went in deep with 2 fingers)
4) Her giving a handjob with some of her spit and her rubbing it on my top penis as well
5) Myself masturbating with the hand I fingered Her with

What’s my risk assessment here? I tried looking on Jim myth page but didn’t see anything about fingering. I’ve been seeing about risk or no risk with fingering. Any education on it will help. Also about the spit, does it really die once exposed to air?
Thanks for any help on this.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Sexo Oral con mujer
« Last post by azafrac on Today at 07:26:20 pm »
Andy. El corta uñas no era mío.. ese es el punto. Por eso le consulto en el caso que esté hubiese tenido sangre y yo lo ocupé cortando mi padrastro que sangró. Existe riesgo?
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Am I Infected? / Re: Brief intercourses, condom slips ...scared
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Today at 07:23:20 pm »
The odds make it very unlikely that you contracted the HIV from the incident you have described.  Really, most likely the condom slipped off when you withdrew.

In regards to PEP, you should discuss your incident with a healthcare provider (who you would need to prescribe a PEP regimen anyway) and determine whether PEP is appropriate under the circumstances of your situation.
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Am I Infected? / Brief intercourses, condom slips ...scared
« Last post by volsmile on Today at 07:11:41 pm »
Recently, I made a big mistake and had sex with a prostitute.
She put condom on me, I penetrated her, then just a few thrusts ...maybe 10 seconds in total, I withdrew (didn’t ejaculate) and noticed that the condom wasn’t there. The girl then pulled it out of her vagina.
I am not sure if it came off inside her or during the withdrawal.
I am very very scared.
What do I do ? Should I request PEP, I am still inside 72 hour window.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Sexo Oral con mujer
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 06:52:02 pm »
Esa es algo que es sin riesgo.
Es una norma aqui que los miembres siempre escriben en el mismo hilo.  Por favor siempre escribe aqui.

Otra vez estas preocupando innecesario.  Sin la copula vaginal o anal no hay un riesgo por el VIH.

Tiene que entender no vamos a empezar una otra conversacion large sobre tu dudas y miedos.  Estas sin riesgo. Adelante con tu vida normal.  Si vuelves co n mas del mismo vas a ver tu acceso aqui terminado.  El VIH no es una problema para tu.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Frotamiento miembros y menstruacion
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 06:48:41 pm »
OK
No hay mas que puedo hacer para tu aqui.  Tu sintomas son algo a discutir con tu doctor.

Solamente ouedo repetir que el VIH no es la problema.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Consulta,tengo dudas sobre exposicion
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 06:47:35 pm »
No es possible a transmitir VIH fiable desde esa moda.  No tiene que probr.  Adelante con tu vida normal.
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I'm wondering what other people think about TAF in modern drugs, such as the Descovy I'm taking.

Does it damage the kidneys bad? I know the research says it's "safer", but what are people's experiences?

I just started treatment a month ago, and my first labs show an increase in creatine, and a decrease in GFR? They are all still in the safe reference range, but still there is a significant movement. Should I be worried??

Creatine: (range 62 - 106)
Before treatment: 73
After 2 weeks of treatment: 86

GFR: (above 60 is healthy)
Before treatment: 123
After 2 weeks of treatment: 108

Ideally I don't want to switch as I don't have side effects with my combination of Descovy and Tivicay. I have my next labs next week (5 weeks of treatment) and I'm a bit anxious about the impact on kidney function.

These are minor changes. No need to worry about. I was on Stribild for 1 year and a half then switched to Genvoya. No severe problems or changes so far in creatine or egfr except some minor ups and downs (both on TDF or TAF) and i would suggest you not to monitor every value in short periods as it will become an endless effort.. Stay undetectable. This is what counts most.

OREGON
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Living With HIV / Re: Demyelination
« Last post by tryingtostay on Today at 05:44:03 pm »
Thanks mecch :)

Yup, I did keep a log of the things I was going through that I brought up to the Dr. and I will continue doing so. 
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