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I Just Tested Poz / New diagnosis, drs don't seem concerned
« Last post by lovefishing on Yesterday at 10:43:33 pm »
Background, I learned of my status after a screening (Feb 2023, no symptoms).  Went to my dr, they did a confirmation test and checked levels (VL 250,000, CD4 627), sent to specialist who did a full spectrum check (Hep A/B/C, full std panel, cholesterol, etc, etc), everything there normal.  Then, nothing.   Followup got pushed to Apr, then May, and I'm left scared to touch anyone but it seems nobody in my med community is overly concerned.   See if my primary care will cancel the specialist and start something like Biktarvy now, or will another month not matter that much?
This could have happend anywhere in the world outside EU. So lesson is: have a serious and good insurance company.. i think the ones through mastercard, banks,memberships, etc has alot of terms that is written with small letters.

Living With HIV / Re: "HOPE DIES LAST"
« Last post by Tonny2 on March 26, 2023, 02:31:57 pm »

             ojo.           Hello there!.
.. well my surgery went well and Iím doing fine now. I am going to need another surgery to open up my pupil. So we can see if it will help me to see better. it is a small surgery too. I will keep you posted. Sometimes living with HIV, in my case, it feels sometimes, over whelming, but we had to do what we had to do.

About my sister, bad news, she will need to go and get some chemotherapy and her cancer went from phase one to three. she will start three minute next Thursday. Please keep her in your thoughtsÖ
I will keep you posted. Hugs.
Living With HIV / Re: Need help - Hospital bill on vacation due to my HIV status
« Last post by Tonny2 on March 26, 2023, 02:21:57 pm »

           ojo.               Hello there!. I am sorry about your dilemma I hope and you can fix it so you can go back to your country. I wonder why so many people in this forum go to THAILAND call Matt am I missing something?Öhugs and please keep us posted.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Is it possible to have penetration without knowing?
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 25, 2023, 12:41:29 pm »
Move on with your life
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Is it possible to have penetration without knowing?
« Last post by Healthylife2023 on March 25, 2023, 12:24:34 pm »
Thank you Jim
You mean that in reality itís impossible to have penetration without knowing ? Rite?
Do I Have HIV? / Re: HIV fear
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 25, 2023, 12:02:10 pm »
You're welcome.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Is it possible to have penetration without knowing?
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 25, 2023, 12:01:42 pm »
If you had penetrated, you would have known about it.

Move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, 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 described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, 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; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards


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Do I Have HIV? / Is it possible to have penetration without knowing?
« Last post by Healthylife2023 on March 25, 2023, 11:20:27 am »
Hi staff,

3 days ago I had a massage with a girl. Both of us were naked. She sat in front of me. Iím affraid that when I lie upwards (face up) and her vagina touch my penis and then my penis dip in her vagina without knowing. I remember surely that I didnít have any feeling of my penis dipping in her vagina.
So can I ask in reality is it possible to have penetration without knowing, without feeling? I was totally conscious at that time.

Sorry for my incompetent English
Do I Have HIV? / Re: HIV fear
« Last post by PARAS1551 on March 25, 2023, 05:28:33 am »
Thank You Sir

I was so stressed from this event.
Will now move on.

This is great forum.
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