Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
January 19, 2018, 10:10:38 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 725300
  • Total Topics: 59120
  • Online Today: 395
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 5
Guests: 264
Total: 269


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.


how can i protect myself from getting it?

help me
0 (0%)
just wondering
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 0

Author Topic: how to protect myself  (Read 5938 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline wharrel242

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
how to protect myself
« on: June 06, 2007, 08:51:39 PM »
im meeting someone i met on the internet she has HSIV2 i think and i would like to know how to further protect myself and wondering how easily i can get it??

Offline xyahka

  • Member
  • Posts: 799
  • Dance together!! aha!! aha!! I like it!!
Re: how to protect myself
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 10:10:51 PM »
Hi, i am unfamiliar with english acronyms ... so i am not sure what is HSIV2, but in case it was a typo and you refer to Hiv.

im meeting someone i met on the internet she has HSIV2 i think

Perhaps i missunderstand but i think it is not nice doubting about the status of the other person. If you are in doubt... just ask. One cannot be assuming others are poz just like that.

In case you are sure she really is poz, I can tell you that the ways for you to get infected are really limited.

I would say the only thing you have to do is to protect you is using condom while having sex, don't do drugs using same needles (just in case).

Apart from that, hiv infection can only happen from mother to son and while receiving blood from her, which is not going to happen... i think.

Get to know her and if you think she is nice and good person, give her the chance to make you happy. And give you the chance to discover how valuable she is, you can kiss, take her hands, hug her, cuddle, everything.... it is not risky.


Juan Carlos
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline wharrel242

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Re: how to protect myself
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 11:48:51 PM »
she is positive for hsv2 which is herpes and i really like her but i dont want to get it and was just wondering what are my chances if any of cathcing it if i wear a condom just in general if we were to have sex or other things what to do to protect myself.

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,138
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: how to protect myself
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 04:30:06 AM »

This forum is for people dealing with hiv in their lives, not herpes. There are plenty of websites out there which are dedicated to herpes and I suggest you seek them out.

Condoms will protect you against herpes only to the extent that the condom will be between you and any herpes blisters she may have. This will depend on where, exactly the blisters are located.

She can also talk to her doctor about taking a drug called acyclovir, which if taken daily, will limit or completely stop outbreaks.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

But as I said, this is an hiv website, not herpes, and you'd be better off finding a herpes website. Use any search engine.

Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  

"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline J.R.E.

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,542
  • Joined Dec-2003 Living positive, since 1985.
Re: how to protect myself
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 07:25:56 AM »

Here is a site that can possibly ansewr your questions : You will have to join, to be able to ask questions, otherwise you may view...


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline kay

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: how to protect myself
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007, 08:38:22 AM »
if u r having sex always use a condom and take very gud care of open wounds


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.