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Living With HIV / Re: CD4 gooood news
« Last post by Jim Allen on July 01, 2020, 04:17:34 pm »
Great update and glad you could drop the antibiotic.

Do I Have HIV? / Re: Receptive Oral Sex on HIV+
« Last post by Jim Allen on July 01, 2020, 03:57:25 pm »


There is no contradiction, prehaps you should try reading before posting.

Giving a blowjob is a near negligible HIV risk. Licking, slurping his penis can't be stated as zero HIV risk and his penis is not the same as a licking, slurping or sucking a spoon.  ;D

Apply the information already provided to you in this thread because I am not going to continue answering the same or similar questions that have already been answered.

About the alcohol, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do I Have HIV? / Re: Receptive Oral Sex on HIV+
« Last post by Shanaya on July 01, 2020, 03:51:39 pm »
If you can reply to this - well and good -

Will get off PEP in 2 weeks, can I consume alcohol post quitting PEP on day 28th.

Thanks again.

Good luck.

This is my last post and never to come back to this site to get insulted. I paid hence I am using it to my full potential.

Adios Jim.
Living With HIV / Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Last post by zach on July 01, 2020, 03:40:23 pm »
I take sadistic pleasure from the PR trashing that Gilead is getting now. Exposed and called out for the evil corp they are

Pricing remdesivir equivalent to HIV meds and the public is outraged

Partisan politics made irrelevant by a viral reality. The hubris it took to gamble on reopening is mind boggling.

Human capital and allowable losses is all we are.
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Receptive Oral Sex on HIV+
« Last post by Shanaya on July 01, 2020, 03:32:52 pm »
Why donít you use some common sense, near negligible is a risk, telling people around that we donít consider testing but then licking the head of someoneís penis is not zero risk. You have contradicted your own statements Jim. Licking is like a slurp on someoneís cock with the tongue, how is it not zero risk? Please explain when there was no mouth to Penis, Maybe not even a lick, but with the tip of the tongue touched the head of the dick, no sucking. Itís like putting your tongue on spoon to lick a particle. How is it risky? Please explain. You can ban me from the site because I fail to understand youR stupid contradiction.

I donít look forward hearing from you, however next time around you please use your common sense and read the question maybe a zillion times and then revert.

Shanaya Wallace

PS - if people did have common sense they would not come to this site with anxieties, learn to be nice to people. You may be a subject matter expert in HIV or internal medicine, that doesnít mean you become a person with a demeanour. Donít treat people like shit.

Do I Have HIV? / Re: Receptive Oral Sex on HIV+
« Last post by Jim Allen on July 01, 2020, 03:00:59 pm »
You need to use some common sense and apply the information already provided.

If you fully gave him a BJ it would be such a near negligible HIV concern that no HIV testing would be warranted outside of routine. Licking his penis for a second is less risk then that but not an absolute zero risk either.

Look 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.

The only real-world risk you have mentioned so far is the condom breaking situation and you have the testing guidelines should you wish to confirm your HIV status. Also, test for far easier to acquire STI's whilst you are at it.
Living With HIV / CD4 gooood news
« Last post by Pirata on July 01, 2020, 02:29:55 pm »
I just wanted to share that after a year and a half I finally reached 209 CD4 and a percentage of 20%. I started my treatment with bicktarvy with 100 CD4 and a percentage of 14%. I am so excited, it has been an slow process but it is going in the right direction. No more Dapson!!! 🍻
Do I Have HIV? / Re: Receptive Oral Sex on HIV+
« Last post by Shanaya on July 01, 2020, 02:27:17 pm »
Does licking the head of the penis for a second cause any infections/HIV?  No fellatio, only licked it with the tongue for a second. Taking in account he is positive, this is someone else, no sex happened because of my PEP course, he was naked so I just licked his head... just clearing my doubts, I am starting therapy soon along with CBT like you suggested 😇.

Good luck,
Off Topic Forum / Re: song of the day
« Last post by fabio on July 01, 2020, 04:15:30 am »
I hope everyone is good and well,here are some tunes ❤

Reamonn - Tonight

Michelle Branch - Everywhere

Norah Jones - Don't know why

Whitney Houston - One of those days
Hi Everyone, I hope all is well!

After 4 regimens in my first 18 months and ongoing blood pressure spikes through all of them, I analyzed my meds further, Noticing that every one of them contained an NRTI

I brought this to the attention of my doctor and asked if Juluca should be an option... but he seemed that if NRTI is giving me problems, It may be the same with NNRTI since they take the same pathway.

so far
Biktarvy, isentress with descovy, odefsey, dovato

My doctor has me on a 30-45 day holiday to see if my blood pressure spikes subside.

In the mean time I am curious about my other options and want some insight so I can participate in my doctors suggestions of regimans. I am no expert, but am nervous that almost every regimen has these components.

Are protease inhibitors just as safe? Are older drugs safe? anything very new that excludes NRTI and NNRTI's?

Tha last thing I want is a more dangerous cocktail, but if these newer combos are not resting with my body I have no choice.

Any thoughts? recommendations?

I am thinking to try and see 1 or 2 new ID docs and get their suggestions to discuss with my primary ID doc.

Am I hopeless and out of options or are there good safe options? a shot or a 2 drug?

If you think an NNRTI will not have similar problem and NRTI, please let me know... I was really thinking Juluca might have been a good option.

Also if you had blood pressure spikes (mine always happen when I go to sleep) from meds, what was your solution or the med that helped you?

Thanks everyone for any feedback that will help me participate in my doctors selections and have an intelligent conversation with him as well.
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