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Off Topic Forum / Re: This forum has been helpful
« Last post by DK57 on Today at 10:32:00 pm »
Yes it has....Is ;)
Living With HIV / Re: ID Visit Today
« Last post by dml1964 on Today at 08:32:10 pm »
My ID doc switched me to help with the sleep issues and vivid dreams I’m having.
Living With HIV / Re: ID Visit Today
« Last post by dml1964 on Today at 07:03:29 pm »
My ID doc switched me to help with the sleep issues and vivid dreams I’m having.
Am I Infected? / Re: Oral on guy
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 05:58:27 pm »
28 day ban as warned, your posting is excessive.

I had warned the topic is closed, I gave you a risk assessment based on your situation. I've explained why and the barriers regrading this concern and explained it does not warrant any specific testing and to move on with your life, do test at least yearly for STI's and HIV out of standard routine.

You keep coming back with stuff out of context bent to make it fit your fears instead of facts. Square peg, round hole.

Without even looking i know you are taking about a posting called "Against all odds"   - Its statistics without context, yes a lot of waffle but nothing on context if you had a risk to start with and met the conditions for concern. BTW I do believe that write-up is currently under review as its outdated already. If i recall correctly there is even a editors note on it saying that.

It would be like me worrying about the odds of getting hit by a bus today in 2018 in Trim, County Meath, based on a 2001 survey under a group of lollipop wardens living in County Mayo when on top of that forgetting the context that it could never apply to me as its Sunday and there is no bus service in my town on Sunday and I did not leave the house today  ... So as faulty as the lollipop wardens data is, its irrelevant either-way as it also could never have apply to me in the first place.   

Back to your case and your risk and your concerns. I have given you the context regarding your oral concern, so has the other forum BTW. 

You did not have gaping open bleeding holes in your head, you concern lacked route, cells to infect and saliva was a barrier as well.

Stop reading shit and move on, we make this very clear in our up-to-date transmission pages.

You can follow this and pay close attention to the story of "Brian"


Your risk assessment

Now I have clearly explained the reasons why testing is not spesificly required over the activity in your case.

HIV is fragile and the mouth has dozens of protein and enzymes that damage the virus receptors and thus render it unable to infect, on top of that without damage so as example meth mouth or direct open wounds in your mouth, the mouth simply lacks the route (cells) to/for  HIV to infect 

Now some may conclude and draw the line and say "No risk" we draw the line saying there is no need to panic or to run test every time you give a blow job, its a near negligible risk, near as there are a few credible cases and in theory it can happen  but that is not reason to warrant testing for the general population each time they give a BJ and even if you had gaping open wounds in your mouth, even than the risk is so small that its just get tested the next time you are due for a regular checkup

That is your risk assessment, like it or lump it to be frank. This is the service we offer here and what you do with it is fully up to you.

I really do wish you well but there is not much more we can do for you in this setting and your postings are becoming excessive, so consider the topic closed and decide what your doing and than move on.

Am I Infected? / Re: Oral on guy
« Last post by WorriedLady2018 on Today at 04:17:26 pm »
Ok, Jim.

Need one more clarification (I can feel you rolling your eyes), and I will bug off. Promise.

I forgot to add in my my last message, and I may possible be the most literal person ever.

A Poz article says giving oral sex risk 1 in 2,500 exposures.
Some studies have said 1 in 10,000 exposures.

I know there isn’t an accurate quantifiable number. But 2, 500 and 10,000 is a big difference.

Am I reading something wrong here?

I won’t bug anymore. I actually slept better last night after your message. I would love that clarified so that my concrete brain can absorb.
Off Topic Forum / Re: This forum has been helpful
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Today at 03:54:10 pm »
You're welcome. 

Most of the credit goes to Jim Dublin, without whom these forums would not operate.  He is wise and tireless.

Thanks for your positive feedback and many thanks, too, to all forum members who step to the fore and help out their positive peers with sage advice and emotional support.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy muriendo del miedo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 02:58:19 pm »
Duerme bien.  Estas sin riesgo. Miedos no son hechos.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy muriendo del miedo
« Last post by Torbes on Today at 12:21:50 pm »
Gracias Andy de verdad, en las noches no duermo de la preocupación, hasta ha afectado mi trabajo, me siento distraído pensando en eso
Otra vez estas preocupando innecesario.  Tiene que entender estas en punto de recibiendo un bloquado permanente aqui porque volviendo tantas veces sin un riesgo verdadero. 
Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy muriendo del miedo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 08:41:56 am »
Tu estas preocupando innecesario.  No hay algun riesgo en los detalles de tu cuenta. 

Sexualmente SOLAMENTE la copula vaginal y anal sin usando los condoms son riesgos confirmados por el VIH.  Adelante con tu vida normal. Es innecesario a probar por el VIH.
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