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Off Topic Forum / Re: Netflix
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 04:18:47 pm »




         ojo.        YES
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Living With HIV / Re: "HOPE DIES LAST"
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 02:28:31 pm »



           ojo.         Hello everyone!… well, finally I’ve decided to have my surgery. Maybe it will be scheduled for next month because I would be leaving for Texas next week and coming back March 13 so after my trip I’m going to schedule the surgery because my pain has become unbearable. Here is a video, up to surgery that I will go through.… hugs


https://youtu.be/zreZaJyne7c?si=XH_Wg61gumpkzWEx
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Forums Gatherings / Re: Monthly Virtual Gathering
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 02:09:12 pm »
The email invite for the next Virtual Gathering will go out later this week. Let me know if you have not signed up yet but still want to join.

POZ Monthly Virtual gathering, Saturday 24th Feb.

Meeting time:

08:00 PST
09:00 MST
10:00 CST
11:00 EST
16:00 Ireland
17:00 CET
21:30 IST
03:00 AEDT (Australia, Sunday, 25th Feb)
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Netflix
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 01:27:26 pm »


                 Ojo.           I love the skind oh series although being legally, blind, is kind of difficult to wash them, but I listened a lot of audiobooks  of crime/dama

Okay, not sure the series I watched would be any good. There are a few visual bits without speaking.
Do you also like true crime?
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: CONDOM BROKE AND MY PEP FAILED
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 01:12:03 pm »
You had condomless sex.

To confirm your HIV status, you not her, need to test at six weeks post potential exposure with a blood-draw (lab) HIV antibody test. The result at this time will rarely change, and retesting at three months generally isn't needed. I also recommend you get tested for far easier to acquire STIs.

Instead of running around with rapid tests in your pocket testing people before you fuck them as its pointless due to the window period and a few other reasons or asking them useless questions, you instead should have had condoms with you, been using them correctly and considered taking PrEP to prevent HIV!

I am sorry to hear you are sick, I hope you feel better soon. Next time use condoms and consider PrEP. In the meantime test when due and see your healthcare provider about whatever is making you sick.

Now, it's unclear to me if you have a relationship with this woman, but to be safe I'll mention the same thing I always do when someone says they are in a relationship;

If you engage in condomless sex with your partner, you are obviously at risk of acquiring HIV. In relationships, condomless sex is often based on trust or past test results; however, this does not prevent HIV, so if condomless sex does occur, you should consider testing more frequently.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, every time, 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 which may be described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV might still pose a risk for other easier acquired STI's. So please do get tested at least yearly for STI's 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, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: CONDOM BROKE AND MY PEP FAILED
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 01:03:39 pm »
Please do not post outside this thread, and certainly not in the "In Memoriam" section!

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=220.0

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Possible Exposure- Massage
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 10:22:39 am »
What you posted wasn't an HIV risk, no HIV exposure, no HIV test needed over this encounter, hence I keep saying "Move on with your life".

So, move on with your life, use condoms for any intercourse and as you are sexually active get an STI screening yearly out of standard routine
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Possible Exposure- Massage
« Last post by Worriedguyza on Today at 10:16:00 am »
 :)Thanks Jim

So no need to test correct.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Netflix
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 08:55:44 am »



                 Ojo.           I love the skind oh series although being legally, blind, is kind of difficult to wash them, but I listened a lot of audiobooks  of crime/dama
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Netflix
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 08:06:41 am »
Watched "Deadwater Fell" four part mini series last night on Netflix.

It's quite dark and stars David Tennant. I really enjoyed it and would say if you are into the crime/drama then this would be a good watch.
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