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186166 tn?1385262982 we have been trying to get medhelp to change the comments at the top of both AIDS/HIV forums. the message says the same thing although this is a LIVING WITH AIDS forum. to ask questions regarding your risks...please direct those questions to the HIV support forum. you will get more attention, support and questions answered there.
Avatar m tn You never had an exposure. HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.
Avatar m tn I honestly wish there was no such thing as HIV / Aids as it has made all jibbering idiots to say the least and has hurt so many people in the process. I'm thinking of you ... wishing you luck and I'm sure all will be okay :) Please pray for me - going for my last test tomorrow and I'm really scared!
Avatar m tn I haven't been having any symptoms, but of course I could still be infected. I know that HIV and AIDS aren't a huge problem here in Japan, but I'm still worried. I plan to get tested in about a month. I just wanted some professionals on here to tell me what they think my chances of infection were?
Avatar n tn That is the Mass. Aids Hotline. Now if you would have taken the time they have the disclaimer also for newly infected. This has nothing to do with anywhere except Mass. if you do not live in Mass. it does not apply. It also states a test taken today, will tell you what your status was six weeks ago.
480448 tn?1426952138 I am very honored to be a regular contributor on the HIV Prevention Forum here at MH. The forum is very busy, and we often get the same inquiries over and over. I figured that putting together a journal entry covering the most popular topics, and just laying out the facts may be helpful. I also invite Lizzie Lou and Teak to share their thoughts, and to cover anything I may have missed.
Avatar m tn were do you get these questions from, there are different strains of hiv and 2 types of hiv (hiv+1 and hiv+2) hiv+1 is the more common type which is normally found in people from europe and america whereas hiv+2 usually effects the african community!
Avatar m tn You've even gone so far as to say you hope i become hiv positive and that i deserved to be exposed to aids man-that's a helpful thing to say to a forum member. People with hiv have some kind of rite to infect people if they choose-is that the logic behind your previous statements? That's the problem with hiv- all it takes for someone to make your life worthless is a vindictive action.
Avatar n tn I have been extremely worried if I contracted HIV from this woman, due to mainly not knowing her story, and this incident being a one night stand. I was tested at 3 months for HIV 1 & 2 and thank God negative, and I was tested also at just over 6 months for both HIV 1 & 2, and thank God again, negative. The CDC officially states that 97 percent test positive by 3 months, and in the rare occasions it can take up to 6 months.
Avatar m tn To sum everything up in a not so long story: I'm a 19yo gay male, and I have so much anxiety about HIV it's not even funny. I've had this anxiety for a few years now, and the only real thing I can trace it back to is that when I came out to my family, my parents told me (on top of many other things) that they didn't want me to die of AIDS.
Avatar m tn From my experience on HIV forums, it's clear that for a substantial portion of posters, the forums just don't work for them. For the highly anxious, words on a computer screen have limited reassurance power. The poster may receive a small reduction in anxiety, and then it comes back, so they return to the forum to try to receive that small benefit, without addressing the root of the problem, and the cycle continues...
Avatar m tn It is odd to have our posters call themselves "patient"s. If you contact HIV along with MS, you will be a gay man with HIV along with MS. On our board, we are not interested in your sexuality and preference. We are here to addressed the MonSter...MS.
Avatar n tn Peripheral neuropathy--if that is what you have (but seems unlikely)--is a manifestation of longstanding, overt HIV with severe immunodeficiency (ie AIDS); it is rarely a symptom of early HIV infection (if ever).
Avatar n tn com has an AWESOME site on HIV information, AIDS, risks, medication, etc. It is run by an HIV-infected doctor based in San Francisco and there is actually a section there that says.."Newly Infected". I've pasted the link for you here.. This forum, HIV Support, is mislabeled, in my opinion, and should be titled HIV Forum and Discussion, as it is reserved for people who think they're risks for acquiring HIV might be elevated enough to warrant discussion of it.
Avatar m tn I think it is all too rare that we hear about the actual outcomes of people's HIV tests. I suspect it may be because posters - after receiving their negative HIV test, lose interest in the subject and return to life - which is a good thing! :) However, I wanted to provide my story since some worries might find reassurance in it since I had a lot of strange symptoms in close proximity to the sexual encounter that triggered my anxiety.
Avatar m tn The HIV test kit manufacturers usually contribute to the spread of those misleading infos. To promote testing. Also , people are confusing HIV and aids. When I first searched the net for HIV symptoms I got things like hair loss and memory loss with lack of apatite. Any human being suffers hair loss. And most busy people have hazy memories.
Avatar m tn Thankyou and it's because we always provide posters with the facts unlike other HIV forums which are out to mislead people with their garbage.The only other HIV forum I trust is Aids Meds with Andy Valez,Anne & Rapid Rod.The rest like the and co are out of touch.
Avatar m tn 5 weeks (85 days). Can someone give me some advice on this. Coughs are in the Aids category, not hiv category of symptoms. I'm very worried as i've noticed a mole on my arm change from flat to a bumpy texture consistent withskin cancers. I will be getting a Doctors opinion on that. Maybe i have something to be worried about....
Avatar m tn I recommend you get yourself educated about HIV/AIDS so you will fully understand what is and what isn't safe behavior. If your anxiety continues, avoid sexual encounters for 12 weeks and then get tested. Please do not PM me regarding this issue.
Avatar m tn I still cannot believe that i am not hiv+ within me having aids symptoms. Last test done at 6+ months mark.
Avatar n tn insistance on 12 weeks for definitive testing is simply a conservative approach, not because of different test methods. The chance you have HIV, with the negative test result at 4 weeks, is astronomically low.
Avatar f tn No incident HIV infections among MSM who practice exclusively oral sex. Int Conf AIDS 2004 Jul 11-16; 15:(abstract no. WePpC2072)??Balls JE, Evans JL, Dilley J, Osmond D, Shiboski S, Shiboski C, Klausner J, McFarland W, Greenspan D, Page-Shafer K?University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, United States Oral transmission of HIV, reality or fiction?
Avatar m tn MY advice is based on direct medical knowledge, and direct experience with HIV/AIDS patients, Teak's advice is based on living with it and being an HIV educator, Lizzie Lous's advice is as result of her having a son living with it....your advice is based solely on posts you have read from Dr. Hook and Dr. HHH. That forum already exists for people to read....this forum is a way that posters can receive ADDITIONAL advice based on posters with real life experiences. Anyone can post here....
Avatar m tn I'm a little anxious. Yesterday I spent 2 hours with a 25 year old Serbian escort girl while on vacation in Italy. She was very nice and seemed very healthy. We had vaginal sex twice (with 2 different condoms), and I went down on her. The condom was completely intact both times and I was careful to make sure it was on. She insisted on using condoms, which I take as a good sign. She did not give me oral sex and she did not have any lesions or bleeding anywhere.
Avatar m tn First I want to thank medhelp in general and Professor Handsfield in particular for the excellent service provided on this website. I live in Western-Europe and have the following concern: I three months ago was exposed to a potential HIV risk when during intercourse with a sex-worker(female)the condom slipped off and was only noticed a couple of minutes later. At 11 and 13 weeks I took an Elisa/Western Blot test and they fortunately turned out negative.
Avatar n tn We/Mass/America doesnt want HIV/AIDS to spread any more than it has. Has anyone heard of anyone being neg at 6 weeks and then later turning pos?? Why would MASS state something soooo important if it was not true???
Avatar n tn The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS, a chronic disease that cannot be cured and is usually fatal if left untreated. HIV infects certain white blood cells called CD4+ cells, which are part of the body's immune system.
Avatar n tn She has had kids on her own and understands the worry that you have. She would not put the grandchildren in danger. HIV/AIDS is not that easy to transmit. If you are this worried over the grandmother. What about school teachers, lunch personnel, P. E. Coaches even some medical professional that are infected and havy daily contact with your kids/ kids food/ health. Basically I am saying there is no risk with the type of contact that you are referring to.
Avatar n tn I wonder, too, whether age has anything to do with it - whether those who became sexually active before all the HIV/AIDS hype feel differently. Of course, people's perspectives change as they gain life experience anyway, so it might be hard to tell. Oh - and re: cancer patients doing research, betcha folks finally diagnosed with HIV don't do this kind of exhaustive research either. Of course, they probably weren't in this anxious population to begin with...