Test Results came back

  • HopefulMuscle

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    Dec 09, 2014 2:01 PM GMT
    Happy to say HIV free here still. Remember to get tested regurlarly, know your status.
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    Dec 09, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    good job!

    I try and get tested 4 times a year, and even though I always use a condom, there is always that brief panic/fear.
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Dec 09, 2014 2:33 PM GMT
    sftgfop saidgood job!

    I try and get tested 4 times a year, and even though I always use a condom, there is always that brief panic/fear.


    I know my sexual practice, a guy can fuck me as hard as they want but no barebacking or nut or blood is going anywhere inside my body, i may take it in the face and if in the mouth ill spit it right out but nothing else.
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    Dec 09, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
    thebaddestdude said
    sftgfop saidgood job!

    I try and get tested 4 times a year, and even though I always use a condom, there is always that brief panic/fear.

    I know my sexual practice, a guy can fuck me as hard as they want but no barebacking or nut or blood is going anywhere inside my body, i may take it in the face and if in the mouth ill spit it right out but nothing else.

    Watch your eyes, too, which can be an entry point for pathogens. It's a reason you'll often see EMT personnel wearing protective glasses when treating people, especially if bodily fluids may be present.
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    Dec 09, 2014 3:16 PM GMT
    sftgfop saidgood job!

    I try and get tested 4 times a year, and even though I always use a condom, there is always that brief panic/fear.

    Good for you and the OP. My husband & I also get tested several times a year, during our (regrettably) rather frequent complete blood work ups done for other reasons.

    His late partner died of AIDS because he cheated, but at least confessed to my future husband that he was poz before the partner had spread the virus. And now my husband sits in our doctor's exam room with me (and me with him when it's his own turn), and hears my blood results with his own ears.

    He doesn't insist we do that, but I know he was traumatized by his "faithful" partner of 18 years cheating, then contracting HIV as a result and dying. He needn't fear that from me, because I voluntarily have the doctors tell him everything. That alone keeps me honest.

    Plus we do the free quick testing offered at our various Pride Fests, Parades and other events, so we can wear the stickers you get afterwards. As an encouragement to others to do the same, and if asked we can tell people where the test is located, and of what it consists, how easy, painless & rapid it is. If 2 old monogamous guys like us can get tested, what's YOUR excuse for not getting tested, young man?
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    Dec 09, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
    AIDS was(and is) a scary disease.

    NPR recently did a story about a nurse who looked after AIDS patients when they had been abandoned by their loved ones.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/12/05/368530521/caring-for-aids-patients-when-no-one-else-would

  • Rhi_Bran

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    Dec 16, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    Just got my results too - 6 months out from last encounter (used protection, but still), and negative. I'm glad there are others who regularly get tested even when practicing safe sex, because no sex is 100% risk free.

    Just remember to get tested for other diseases which may be silent - especially syphilis, which has been making a comeback from what I hear.
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    Dec 16, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Art_Deco said
    thebaddestdude said
    sftgfop saidgood job!

    I try and get tested 4 times a year, and even though I always use a condom, there is always that brief panic/fear.

    I know my sexual practice, a guy can fuck me as hard as they want but no barebacking or nut or blood is going anywhere inside my body, i may take it in the face and if in the mouth ill spit it right out but nothing else.

    Watch your eyes, too, which can be an entry point for pathogens. It's a reason you'll often see EMT personnel wearing protective glasses when treating people, especially if bodily fluids may be present.


    This isn't correct information. According to people who specialize in this area there is no data to support your claim.

    According to http://pivotpdx.org/hivmythbusters/ it is a myth.

    Myth – I can get HIV through cum in my eye.

    Fact – Yes, facials of both varieties can be fun. But getting cum in the eye stings. A lot! However when it comes to HIV risk, cum in the eye is not an efficient or easy way to transmit the virus. Essentially, the mucus membrane in your eye is thicker than you think, and the type of membrane isn’t very hospitable to HIV (unlike the membrane in the back of your throat, vagina or rectum).


    Also:

    http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV---Prevention/Sperm-in-the-eye-hiv-risk/show/652009

    http://www.positivelife.org.au/nuser-pam

    Also, anyone familiar with how badly cum can sting isn't going to let cum in their eyes regardless of HIV status.


    EMT handbook mentions goggles for bodily fluid splashes, aerosol spray, patient coughs, impacts, chemicals and dust.


    It's (NOT) a reason you'll often see EMT personnel wearing protective glasses. How often do you think patient cum is an issue for EMTs eyes? Art Deco is perpetuating myths of HIV contact. And a real stretch here.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Dec 16, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
    ^ To be fair, he said "pathogens", not "HIV". Anything bacterial can most DEFINITELY get in your eye and at least cause conjunctivitis, even if it's self-limiting. Bacteria are less picky about the mucous membranes they invade through than viruses are - you can get both oral and rectal chlamydia, for example. I'm fairly certain herpes could also find its way into your system through your eye, since herpes commonly causes infectious iritis and uveitis no matter how it is transmitted.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Dec 16, 2014 12:50 PM GMT
    Hmmm. I tend to doubt that last bit. Most herpesviruses, save herpes zoster (chickenpox), do not survive for more than ten seconds outside of the human body and still require physical contact with an infected person or their fluids to spread. Kind of in the vein of the myth that you can catch herpes from a toilet seat, which you most certainly can't icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 16, 2014 1:02 PM GMT
    Actually, Herpes is one of the leading causes of blindness.

    **edit** but I do agree that it is highly unlikely from a make-up stand. Maybe if the mascara was covered in mucus??? but I'm pretty sure people would notice that. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 16, 2014 5:21 PM GMT
    Back when i was dating, i got tested often.

    Now, in the world of monogamy, we tested early, and retest annually.

    Still 100% STD free.
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    Dec 16, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    In addition to regular HIV testing, it's worth getting a complete STD screen once in while too. Plenty of people walking around who have chlamydia (or worse) and don't know it.

    Also, there is even a program in PDX that will pay you to bring some one in for HIV testing (and pay them too). You get gift card for the fashion underwear store icon_wink.gif
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Dec 16, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
    ^ This. I know gay men who act like HIV is the only STD they should be worried about. Syphilis especially is NOT something you want to let sit in your system, even if you never progress to tertiary syphilis.