Currently, I have had the urge to have sex with someone, up to the point that I almost going out with guys on gay dating apps, although I shouldn't since my ARV ran out and I think I'm detectable again. (If anyone knows whether I can transfer antiretroviral drugs to the Netherlands, please let me know)
I have deleted / re-downloaded the apps severe times whenever I unconsciously forget my illness. I have never wanted to transmit anything to anyone, please help me.
I had anal intercourses on March 31 of this year. And yesterday May 24 I got a blood test cause I was so scared and it was my first time. Four weeks after I got intercourse, o got really sick. Fever, muscle aches, night sweats everything. That led me to bring myself to get tested. I’m currently waiting for my results and I’m preparing myself for the worse. I’m thinking of ways to tell my parents but it’s too hard to think that it will break them.
I try to do research on the number of people that contracted HIV from oral, but there never seem to be any credible data online. I wonder if anyone in real life has a story of themselves getting HIV purely from oral, if they feel comfortable sharing?
I’m HIV+ (born with it), I’ve noticed when the subject of dating comes up on different subs, people always suggest that HIV+ people should only date other HIV+ people.
Or they’ll tell me to go on an HIV+ dating website and find someone there because, according to them, why subject yourself to rejection because according to them HIV is a dealbreaker for most HIV- people.
There’s something about this statement that bothers me. It assumes that I’ll have something in common with someone just because we’re both HIV positive. It also makes it seem as if HIV+ status is the only thing that would matter between us therefore we should find someone who also has HIV so we can deal with the HIV thing together and that will be the thing that defines our entire relationship.
I’m more than just HIV, I’m a person with interests that extend far beyond HIV diagnosis so I don’t understand the need for me to be with someone who just happens to be HIV+ just because of that reason alone.
They also bring up the risk of infection and tell me things like, well if you were dating someone who also has HIV, there would be no fear and no one is taking any risk. That’s ignorant to me because undetectable = untransmittable has been proven for a while now regarding sexual transmission. There isn’t a big risk involved when dating someone with HIV. I also don’t think an HIV+ diagnosis now means you can sleep with anyone who has HIV+ at random because they might have other STDs that I may not want to catch.
If I find someone who has HIV, then I’d be fine with it but I don’t believe that I should actively seek it out for the purpose of being in a relationship based on a shared HIV diagnosis.
Hi. Today came the confirmatory result of a western blot and it was positive. Looks like I got HIV. But looking back, everything points to a sexual intercourse I had in 11/11/2017 (even though it was protected). But six months later, in may 2018, I was already with a very low platelet account, becoming a chronic form of thrombocitopenia.
So it is possible do develop stage 2 symptoms just 6 months after the infection?
Hello, I am about to start ART, and also about to move to Germany from India in a few months. How can I get more information about availability of ART in Germany, and what do I need to do to continue to get the same medications as in India? In India I plan to buy ART privately and anonymously.
My doctor has prescribed this ART Tenofovir (300 mg) + Lamivudine (300 mg) + Efavirenz (600 mg)