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Living With HIV / Re: Changed Dolutegravir TLD
« Last post by Jim Allen on September 24, 2020, 12:08:10 pm »
Here is a nice overview on high potassium, again it's something to also check with your doctor/healthcare provider.

Living With HIV / Re: Changed Dolutegravir TLD
« Last post by virgo313 on September 24, 2020, 11:56:41 am »
High potassium can cause Hyperkalemia. This can effect heart muscle which can cause cardiac arrest. Need to lower it to normal level quickly.
Living With HIV / Re: Changed Dolutegravir TLD
« Last post by Jim Allen on September 24, 2020, 11:50:39 am »

Sorry to hear about the rash. I hate it when i get rashes.

Did you see a doctor about the rash? Just about everything and nothing could cause a rash, so it really needs to be checked before jumping to conclusions.

As for the potassium, what was it last time? Has it been high for a while?

Living With HIV / Changed Dolutegravir TLD
« Last post by sanitex on September 24, 2020, 07:48:57 am »
What to do ..Started taking TLD since last 16/9 /20 ,after some days  I found out that I developed some small rashes on my stomach near my navel,so I went to have some test for kidney and liver  .
Here's is the results
Creatine 1.5 normal (potassium 8.7  high)alkaline 35 low
SGOT 8 SGPT 9 which is normal  so I don't what to do.i,m in Nigeria not in Thailand. Pls someone should  advice me on what to do  or is it going to normalize later.
I was on NVP/recovir-em
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Whats My Risk ????
« Last post by SlapMeSilly on September 24, 2020, 02:31:34 am »
Got it, Thanks Jim. Now i can open my six pack of Bud and relax
Living With HIV / Timothy Ray Brown in hospice care.
« Last post by Jim Allen on September 24, 2020, 02:28:33 am »
The first person cured of HIV is now in home hospice care, after a recurrence of leukemia, with his loving partner at his side

Do I Have HIV? / Re: Whats My Risk ????
« Last post by Jim Allen on September 24, 2020, 01:31:39 am »

Correct. Receiving a blowjob without a condom even, lacks all the conditions required for transmission of HIV to you and hence it makes sense nobody has ever acquired HIV this way.

Giving cunnilingus isn't a concern either, as for giving a blowjob, the mouth simply lacks route (Cells to infect) for HIV, and even if there was damage to your mouth creating a possible route than saliva & air also act to neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

All in all, giving a blowjob is such a minute concern with regards to HIV that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it. Just get tested whenever you are next normally due a routine check-up.

Best, Jim.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Whats My Risk ????
« Last post by SlapMeSilly on September 24, 2020, 01:24:55 am »
So even if i apparently had over twenty or thirty partners. Of which the same pattern of me using condoms for vaginal sex, and for receiving blow jobs and for me giving oral every so often ?
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Whats My Risk ????
« Last post by Jim Allen on September 24, 2020, 01:16:22 am »

Receiving a blowjob is no HIV risk to you whatsoever. Giving cunnilingus isn't a concern either. As for giving a blowjob, it's such a near negligible HIV concern that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it.

As for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious. There is no reason to be stressing or testing outside of standard routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about 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 transmission of other 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.

Kind regards


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