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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Are there benefits to cutting added sugar?
« Last post by fabio on Today at 07:17:28 pm »
Yeah,Mediterranean here as well. Carbs for us is like water.....😂😂😂
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Hiya

You're welcome, look tomorrow you will know more. The good thing is with treatment its a very manageable condition and, there is a good chance you are picking up on the infection early.

Keep us posted, try not to overdo the thinking or stressing for now. I know that is easier said than done.
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for the answer.

All bands were reactive.

Tomorrow I'll see my hematologist and an infectologist.

Last week the hematologist said that both elisa and WB could give false results in some cases of purpura, what would really count was the viral count... anyway...
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Hiya

False results on WB is highly rare and, until very recently it was the gold standard. Do you know what bands from the WB were reactive?

Look I've moved your thread for now but please only post in this single thread on the forum, you can ask questions here and keep us posted. Let me know when the rest of your result are in.

How you got here ultimately is not that important, giving a BJ is minute risk, could have been unlucky or some dismissed event, broken condom etc, anyhow it does not matter as the focus is on getting your results confirmed and helping you find your way forward.  Has your doctor arranged a follow-up appointment already?

Best, Jim
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Got the Western Blot result today... it was positive.

I don't know what to think. How could this be possible? One bj without ejaculation...

Any chances of false positives in western blots?

I am waiting for the viral count and CD4 results.

I simply can't believe.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Can i be infected?
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 06:26:35 pm »
I've met doctors who think sneezing & shaking hands is a risk, its not. I also don't know for a fact what you told them, just what you told me and I can only comment on what you posted here.

What you posted here did not meet all of the conditions biologically required for the transmission of HIV and hence it makes sense there has never in the 40 years of the pandemic been a recorded case - You will not be the worlds first. 

Worrying about being the worlds first that does not meet all the conditions required and after 78 million cases and 40+ years has not had a single case, is what falls under a tad paranoid in my book. Now if you stabbed him in the mouth and he was pissing blood i would say theoretical risk as its never happened before but that did not happen I am presuming as you sound like a perfectly regular guy to me and, so far you did not mention blood gushing from his face. 

Take it easy.

Hiya

Getting your penis sucked is not a HIV concern regardless of the condition of your penis.  If this was your only sexual encounter then HIV is not a concern.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for acquiring far easier to transmit STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected 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.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted


P.S

Just to add that if the other guy had posted here instead of yourself and said, I gave a guy a BJ and there was some blood in my mouth from his penis during the event than the risk assessment for him would be that he had a minute risk from you that did not warrant specific testing or stress other than testing as normal routine whenever next due.   

 ;)

Best, Jim
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Am I Infected? / Re: Can i be infected?
« Last post by FirstBorn on Today at 06:20:21 pm »
Its not a HIV concern if that is what you are asking.

Best, Jim

Hi Jim,
Would like your assistance on an additional matter.
Today i went to an STD clinic to ask about my encounter for a second opinion.
They said that because blood was involved and the status of the other guys mouth is unknown (maybe he had open wounds , etc) there is a possibility of HIV.
One thing led to another and they even recommended to take Prep for 28 days since it hasn't been 72 hours yet.
I'm a bit confused since i got 2 different advices , thanks in advance.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Duda infección
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 06:04:52 pm »
You keep trolling the forum looking for an issue you don't have and looking to question Andy on older threads that have nothing to do with you and when Andy (RIP) is no longer here to comment or defend himself, after i had warned you twice already to stay the hell out of other peoples business.

Banned - Go find a therapist to help you with your issues and/or find a new hobby someplace else but whatever you do leave us alone - Thank you.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Alguien que me oriente?
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 06:01:16 pm »
Asked & answered already!

Si no ha tenido ningún riesgo nuevo, entonces sí, siga adelante con su vida.

Jim

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


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Living With HIV / Re: Latest results - concerned
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 05:54:40 pm »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear that your not feeling great about the results, CD4 count was something like; 53, 96, 43, 119, 119, 159, 137 right? With the 43 being during the chemo right?

Normally the percentage is more stable than the CD4 count. A count of 159 or 137 is basically the same, so i would not call it a drop although i can appreciate it can be discouraging. Do try to keep in mind CD4 count is not a measurement of health, although we all know statistically lower counts are associated with risks, your CD4's count be very effective ones and, mine might be more but lazy fuckers  ;)

So here is the important question, overall how are you feeling?

Best, Jim
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