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Estoy infectado? / Re: Riesgo? Contacto con cateter
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 12:35:31 am »
Por qué guardar esto en tu mochila?

aproximadamente  9 días y 5 horas desde que se usó

Estas preocupando innecesario, cero riesgo de VIH

Esto es lo que necesita saber para evitar una infección por VIH:

Use condones para el coito anal o vaginal, de manera correcta y constante, siempre, sin excepciones. Considere comenzar la PrEP como una capa adicional de prevención del VIH en el futuro.

Tenga en cuenta que algunas prácticas sexuales que pueden ser descritas como seguras en términos de VIH podrían representar un riesgo para la transmisión de otras ITS mucho más fáciles de adquirir.

Hágase la prueba regularmente para detectar el VIH y las ITS por lo menos una vez al año y realice pruebas con más frecuencia si ocurre una relación sexual sin protección

Puede encontrar más información sobre Fundamentos del VIH, PEP, TaSP y Transmisión a través de los enlaces en mi firma.

Saludos cordiales

Estoy infectado? / Riesgo? Contacto con cateter
« Last post by sora13 on June 02, 2023, 11:55:43 pm »
Buenas noches, justo hoy Aprox.  8 Pm, Me pique con la aguja del catéter venoso periférico, este catéter yo sé que lo ocupe con una persona de serología desconocida pasaron aproximadamente  9 días y 5 horas desde que se usó,se me olvidó en una mochila y me pinche accidentalmente la mochila a estado en temperaturas ambientes  calor/frío .

( La cápsula del catéter tenía sangre)

Estoy desesperado, estoy en riesgo de contagiarme???
Agradecería mucho su mensaje.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Positive on Monday
« Last post by JfromGA on June 02, 2023, 10:41:05 pm »
Got pneumonia and shingles vaccines. Have to go back for others in 2 weeks.
Just got VL…went from 608,000 to 524.
Assuming CD4s will come around the middle of next week.
Physically, feeling good!
Mentally, still in progress…
I Just Tested Poz / Re: I just tested positive
« Last post by Charles.M on June 02, 2023, 10:36:53 pm »
Having a slight bout with thrush.  >:( Good news is the treatment (swish and swallow) is working very! Also started on the Bactrim. Maybe I have just accepted my situation but I am feeling much better. I had a slight ear sinus infection which seems to have magically disappeared.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Worried about symptoms
« Last post by smallx on June 02, 2023, 07:19:15 pm »
Hello again,
Today (102 days), I tested negative. Thank you everyone for the wonderful job you are doing here.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Second oral sin Condon riesgos
« Last post by Jim Allen on June 02, 2023, 08:34:33 am »
Una pregunta Mas si tengo cortaduras en mi escroto y lubricante con secrecion anal caen en ellas puedo estar en riesgo?? Asumiendo que Las cortaduras aun sangran

cero riesgo de VIH
Estoy infectado? / Re: Second oral sin Condon riesgos
« Last post by Carlos123456 on June 02, 2023, 08:03:07 am »
Una pregunta Mas si tengo cortaduras en mi escroto y lubricante con secrecion anal caen en ellas puedo estar en riesgo?? Asumiendo que Las cortaduras aun sangran
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Am I at risk?
« Last post by Jim Allen on June 02, 2023, 04:13:24 am »
Read your post three times, masturbation and being fingered.

What you posted wasn't an HIV risk, no HIV exposure, no testing is needed over these activities and certainly no PEP.

Move on with your life.

Because I really didn't trust the guy, I called pep line and told them everything.

Are you under some illusion that you don't get HIV from people you trust? Have you been taking risks and having condomless sex with people when you "trust" them? Or do you prehaps think that only untrustworthy people can pass on HIV?

If so, then you are on an excellent path to acquiring HIV. Plenty of sob stories from people who thought it was safe because they "trusted" someone. Trust does not prevent HIV, and lack of trust doesn't transmit it.

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? / Am I at risk?
« Last post by igrossi_ on June 02, 2023, 03:17:58 am »
Hello there.

I am living in hell for about two weeks already and need some clarification (tired of looking out for information online).

I'm a male and two weeks ago I was at the gym sauna at night alone, then a guy came in started looking a lot at me. One thing led to another and we started to masturbate each other. It didn't last long because I am very anxious and in situations like this I rarely last more than a minute. When the guy realised I was about to ejaculate, he got some of his pre cum on his finger and inserted the tip of his finger (about 2 cm) in my anus for literally just a few seconds.

I got very worried because I had problems with anal fissures before, but I had none by then. I checked after everything and there was no blood.

Because I really didn't trust the guy, I called pep line and told them everything. But the guy just asked me to talk to a GP and didn't direct me for PEP provider. Anyway I manage to buy Prep but could only start it after 40 hours.

Am I at risk here? I just need some peace of mind. I see on the internet that has never been recorded not even one case of HIV by getting fingered, is this still a fact?

I asked a few doctors online and the majority said I didn't need PEP, and some said I needed. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so I was wondering maybe here I can get a definite answer.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: I just tested positive
« Last post by leatherman on June 01, 2023, 07:06:49 pm »
I don't know what kind of doctor you'll be speaking with (meaning like at a hospital, a health care clinic, or a single provider); but if they don't bring up pharmaceutical patient assistance or ADAP/Ryan White, then ask about those things. Doctors who treat HIV are almost always hooked into the Ryan White program (because here in the USA, about 60% of people living with HIV get some sort of assistance through that program) and/or know some about helping their patients get assistance with obtaining meds.
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