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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: a promising evolution
« Last post by fabio on January 23, 2021, 09:08:38 am »
It's definitely a good thing,although it's probably expensive for the other non-western countries that struggle with people taking daily meds. It would definitely solve their problem of control of the virus which unfortunately, in some parts of the world, is a big problem.
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: a promising evolution
« Last post by Tonny2 on January 23, 2021, 08:41:40 am »

          ojo.          Well, I guess it is a good option for those who don’t one to take ONE pill a day, what a sacrifice!!!, but, for me that I have to take eight pills twice a day it would be a great option but, guess what?, lucky me, it is not a good option for me due to my resistance’s history, according to my doctor, so, I will have to keep getting up early, have breakfast and take my first four pills of the day, then, do the same 12 hours later, what a pain in the butt, but after 26 years of doing this I guess, I am used to it...
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Scared
« Last post by Saifali on January 23, 2021, 08:22:46 am »
Thanking you can you please explain why this is not risk make me more intelligent so I not worry in future. If small cut in my hand then risk?
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Scared
« Last post by Jim Allen on January 22, 2021, 10:56:33 pm »
Whatever it is you read online, it does not make it's true or mean that it applies to you.

Blood may contain HIV that much is correct, however, that does not mean you can acquire HIV from touching the same handle or from a bit of blood left behind.

Relax and move on with your life.

Do I Have HIV? / Re: Scared
« Last post by Saifali on January 22, 2021, 10:50:29 pm »
Your answer makes me happy,  why on internet they say wet blood has hiv. I worry if I don't see small cut on my hand and blood go inside to have hiv.
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: a promising evolution
« Last post by joemutt on January 22, 2021, 10:48:54 pm »
That’s right, just the shots and nothing else!!!

That would be great!   :-*
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Scared
« Last post by Jim Allen on January 22, 2021, 10:29:31 pm »

What you posted isn't an HIV risk to you. Relax and move on with your life.

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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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Expired condom
« Last post by Jim Allen on January 22, 2021, 10:24:44 pm »

Breast milk/Breastfeeding is only a concern for infants who still have developing tissue and immune systems. It's not an HIV risk in adults.
Do I Have HIV? / Scared
« Last post by Saifali on January 22, 2021, 10:18:18 pm »
I was traveling in bus today and man in front had some bleeding hand. I realized was holding the same handle in bus he had his hands on before. I got some of his wet blood on my fingers. Very scared if I have hiv risk. Reading on internet made me worry more. I did check I have no visible open cuts on my fingers.

Can u tell me my risk and if I should see doctor for testing.
Hello C430,

I too think about this, but I have accept the fact med is the only present to way for poz people. I did blood test last month & Dr saya kidney is normal. So, now it just to go on with my normal. Weather is has any effect or not, I do not want to worry. I know nothing stays at the same conditions & as we ages issue will come. Until then, I will continue meds & enjoy seeing my family.
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