Claiming to be negative on Grindr but not tested

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    Oct 01, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    http://www.queerty.com/1-in-10-gays-on-grindr-have-never-been-tested-for-hiv-claim-theyre-negative-anyway-20130930/

    Is this likely to catch on? Does it matter if you don't get tested?
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    Oct 01, 2013 1:50 PM GMT
    I am petty sure everyone on hook up sites are positive, or will soon be. If you work with that, more power to you, but if you believe that everyone who claims they are negative really are, you'll find out soon enough that psycho hook ups lie an awful lot.
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    Oct 01, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidI am petty sure everyone on hook up sites are positive, or will soon be. If you work with that, more power to you, but if you believe that everyone who claims they are negative really are, you'll find out soon enough that psycho hook ups lie an awful lot.
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    Oct 01, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidYou can rely on a trusting monogamous relationship but there can be no trust in a tryst.

    Exactly. Even if it's someone you met at a social gathering you still need to play safe and have only safe sex; they could be positive from a recent encounter.
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    Oct 01, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    immobilarityisNOTaword saidyou simply just can't trust anybody enough to do it unprotected even if you're partnered up. who's to say that your boyfriend doesn't have the bug from all those times, getting his ho on and deciding to settle down with you.. him and all of his 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100 plus partners... icon_twisted.gif as long as you've had sex, you should get tested for your sake and never assume that you don't have anything or that you're clean or that the guys you've been with are clean. condoms are NOT 100 percent reliable anyways.

    that's why folks end up getting the bug because they're too confident for their own good.


    You and your partner are suppose to get tested BEFORE barebacking. That's the ABC of how not to catch a STD.
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    Oct 01, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    http://hivtest.cdc.gov/faq.aspxMost HIV tests are antibody tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV. It can take some time for the immune system to produce enough antibodies for the antibody test to detect and this time period can vary from person to person. This time period is commonly referred to as the “window period”. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 2 to 8 weeks (the average is 25 days). Even so, there is a chance that some individuals will take longer to develop detectable antibodies. Therefore, if the initial negative HIV test was conducted within the first 3 months after possible exposure, repeat testing should be considered >3 months after the exposure occurred to account for the possibility of a false-negative result. Ninety seven percent will develop antibodies in the first 3 months following the time of their infection. In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibodies to HIV.


    Regular testing for sexually active people, people.
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    Oct 01, 2013 8:46 PM GMT
    I am wondering...

    If you take HIV antiviral drugs if you are not HIV+, what does that do? Forgive my ignorance. Does it have any effect?
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    Oct 01, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    JasFriedman saidI am wondering...

    If you take HIV antiviral drugs if you are not HIV+, what does that do? Forgive my ignorance. Does it have any effect?


    Look up PReP. There was an article in Out recently, too.

    Practice safe sex, dummies!
  • great_scott

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    Oct 02, 2013 1:34 AM GMT
    I've even seen some guys on here whose profiles say they're negative, but then they discuss their meds and living with the virus in the HIV/AIDS section. Seems like a TOS violation. Better watch your backs.