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children tested at 18 months

I was HIV+ when my son was born, he was tested when he was 18 months of age and become negative, does he have to be tested again? is there a possibility he become positive after he was tested negative at his 18 months old?

Can you find a genome sequence with a undetectable viral load?

had a VL of 204 and cd4 of 390, my recent blood test came back blank, it said unable to report genome type unable to report due to insaficent viral load.now a lab tech over in the UK told me the genometype will show no matter how high or low the VL is.the test that was used is RT AND PR INHIBITORS.now the paper didnt say what the viral load was it just said it was insaficent. so what does this mean?

queer looking for other queer poz people

Hi I'm queer and just got diagnosed as HIV+. where can i go to find community of other queer poz people?

1 in a Billion


My wife has been diagnosed HIV positive for 5 years now, I was informed it could take up to 3 yrs to know if I was infected also. I have had regular blood tests and as of today I am still HIV negative. Is there any chance.. Even 1 in a Billion that I could have given her HIV..?


queer and HIV +

I'm queer and just found out that I have HIV. What services are available to queer folks like me, and where can I meet other queer HIV + people? 

Contact with HIV?

I hope you can answer my question.  I volunteer in orphanages, schools, shelters, etc where I come into contact with many HIV+ people. I hug these people, kiss the babies on the cheek, etc.  The kids often have scrapes and cuts but do not seem to be actively bleeding and I sometimes have minor cuts.
THey also cough often and some people I engage with do not have good oral health.  Is HIV transmission possible in any of these situations? Close contact with kids with cuts and POSSIBLE blood, being coughed on, getting spit on me, etc, etc.
I appreciate your time.

Crohn's affecting HIV results

I had an HIV test done recently, it came out positive and I have a few questions now; Do you think that having crohn's disease could affect an HIV result? I've also had cytomegalovirus 3 years ago and wonder if that could have impacted the test? Lastly, I'm currently on Methotrexate, Humira and rcently finished a long course of antibiotics - could any of these medicines have affected the test?

Mr. Lee

I am a canadian currently live in Beijing China. My partner (Chinese)  just got test result back with HIV positive. I am just wondering if I can get help for him through your org. 

HIV Transmission Worry

I am a HIV negative guy in a relationship with a healthy HIV positive guy with an undetectable viral load and no STI's. I was wondering would it ever be possible for me to not get infected with HIV and be able to a). perform unprotected oral on him and b). have anal intercourse with him without putting on a condom with me being on top. In other words, how much of a risk does unprotected anal (me being an uncircumcised top) and oral (me giving) pose to me? Is it a huge risk where I'm bound to become HIV positive if I par take in the above? Does frequency and rough/not rough intercourse make a difference and/or diminish the level of risk to me being the HIV negative, uncircumcised top. Please advice. Thanks!

HIV/AIDS, & Living

I wanted to know on average how long does it take for HIV to progress to AIDS, say you were diagnosed exactly 3 months after exposure, would it be very manageable to avoid AIDS until you reach an old age since you began treatment so early?I mean can it be possible for HIV to turn into AIDS in a matter of months?
I know many don't take HIV as seriously as in the 80s because it isn't an automatic death sentence but you are pretty much forced to pay for this medication for the rest of your life if you want to live.Also, is dating life for people with HIV very difficult. Do people with HIV tend to end up with an HIV positive partner?
I know that with treatment if you engage in sexual activity with your partner (who may be negative or positive) your viral load will be lower and it wont be as easy for the virus to be passed.
It would also be hard just find someone who is willing to deal with this disease with you, especially if they didn't know you before you were diagnosed. They would put their baby at risk of contracting the disease if you both planned to have one.
Thank you


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