If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
I've come to the conclusion this site, for the most part except for Teak who actually has worked in the medical field and actually has the disease, is unhealthy. I just read a statement from someone, in broken English, who 'claims' he went to an ID doctor and was informed from this doctor that a 3 month test is unreliable and the ID doctor recommends 6 months. Now, for people completely freaking out here, any kind of 'information' like that will prey upon their anxieties and worries. It's part of the vicious circle of lies and deception that floats around in the world.
My advice to anyone here looking for advice, only listen to Teak and Dr. HHH. You can click on Teak's name and look at his background, and look at Dr. HHH's background under 'Doctor Profiles', and even look at all the research he's done at the University of Washington.
I meant to say 'you can look at all the research Dr. HHH has done at the University of Washington website'. That's when I knew I would take his statements over anyone's here. I would still take Teak's over any other 'poster'.
Yes, there have been a lot of people have unprotected sex with someone that is infected and test negative. This usually happen when the person doesn't know that they are infected and has unprotected sex, then tests and finds out they are positive. It's never 100% that you will get infected on your first or your 100th time of having unprotected sex. But eventually it will catch up to you if you keep having unprotected sex with someone that is positive.
It could have been from occupational exposure, (I have been lacerated many of times by broken bones, poked with needles and I've been sliced by a scalpel and I've been sutured to a patient) or unprotected sex. I don't give it much thought or have I questioned "HOW."
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