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Have you been tested for HIV?

I have been tested for HIV

  • Yes

    Votes: 8 53.3%
  • No

    Votes: 7 46.7%

  • Total voters
    15

ADigitalArtist

Veteran Member
Staff member
Premium Member
No. I've only been sexually active with one person over the last 17 years and I'm pretty confident he has as well.
 

Subduction Zone

Veteran Member
Me neither. I am very careful with my IV's and almost always wash them out after sharing them. And I only see hookers three four times a month tops.

I wonder if the OP has given much thought to asking this question.
 

Skwim

Veteran Member
If viruses weren't against my religion maybe I would, but in as much as they're god's creatures, just as we are, they have just as much right to live where they can as we do. So if they choose to live in my body then so be it. All of which means testing for them is immaterial.

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Subduction Zone

Veteran Member
Is there a problem with it?
It seems rather personal. But then I am a bit older. When I was young and a bit more active it was a "gay persons disease". It still is largely concentrated among gay people and drug users today. The U.S. strain does not seem to attack too many straight, circumcised men when it comes to their sexual activity. I know that it is not the same in Africa.
 

Shushersbedamned

Well-Known Member
It seems rather personal. But then I am a bit older. When I was young and a bit more active it was a "gay persons disease". It still is largely concentrated among gay people and drug users today. The U.S. strain does not seem to attack too many straight, circumcised men when it comes to their sexual activity. I know that it is not the same in Africa.
I would rather people feel me being inappropriate mentioning this obscure killing disease and thereby less people having it than shut up out of vanity and not talk about something that could kill you. In Russia HIV problem for instance is growing all the time.
 

Subduction Zone

Veteran Member
I would rather people feel me being inappropriate mentioning this obscure killing disease and thereby less people having it than shut up out of vanity and not talk about something that could kill you. In Russia HIV problem for instance is growing all the time.


You might have a valid point. My wild and crazy days are behind me (mostly). But I do remember the AIDS epidemic here at its height. It was not pretty for many.
 

Jumi

Well-Known Member
One time, it was a very long time ago. I was still a kid back then. My girlfriend at the time wasn't an honest type, but she did tell me to get tested after we broke up. I was lucky, I had nothing.
 

stvdv

Veteran Member: I Share (not Debate) my POV
You may also share when, how many times and why if you like.

Good question. I had myself tested twice. When I was in Osho community in Pune. Could not get in the ashram without being tested. I was a little nervous, because Aids was talked about a lot at that time [1990]. And Osho even mentioned "soon flies will fly over aids" [I think that has not been proven scientific yet;)]. Was a big relieve I had nothing [can also get it from blood contact].

So I made the firm decision "From now on only safe sex = both do the HIV test before sex"

In 2002 I met a woman. I knew I was clean; no sex since previous test [I know, virgin mary got a baby without sex, so hypothetically I could have it:p]. She was scared to do the test; like me the first time. I was not scared of course, because I knew I was clean [great feeling by the way]. She didn't want to do the test. I said oke, then I do not want sex. Took a few weeks, but then she decided to do the test. Oke she said but you must also do the test. I said "I had not sex, since last test. But you are right, maybe a blood sucking fly injected me". So we both did the test.

Of course playing Russian Roulette is also nice. But then it's only about me. I feel responsible for the other. So the HIV Russian Roulette I skip.

[Good to know though that the HIV incubation time is 6 month (you can do 1 or 3 month but then it's still Russian Roulette). So you should have 6 month no sex to be sure the HIV test is 100% accurate. At least you know that the other is serious if he/she has the will power to wait that long].:D
 

stvdv

Veteran Member: I Share (not Debate) my POV
If viruses weren't against my religion maybe I would, but in as much as they're god's creatures, just as we are, they have just as much right to live where they can as we do. So if they choose to live in my body then so be it. All of which means testing for them is immaterial..

I think you mean "If viruses were against my religion maybe I would"

Anyway I think a virus has no chance against you, remembering your quote "If I agreed with you then we we'd both be dead".
[This is a serious remark, no joke (I learned this lesson from your quote): Virus has to do with immune system]
 
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YmirGF

Bodhisattva in Recovery
I was given an HIV test as part of a general physical about 15 years ago. I was given the test simply because I was a gay male. I was not infected (nor did I suspect that I was as I have always enjoyed disgustingly good health).
 

stvdv

Veteran Member: I Share (not Debate) my POV
Why I would do the HIV test is because I use common sense. ca. 1 out of 200 have aids worldwide. Not so much, but I don't like playing Russian Roulette with my life. Of course I could play "ostrich". But I feel much better not to have/suppress this fear of uncertainty.
 
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