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I made a mistake
      #252005 - 09/09/10 06:41 AM

I tested positive this year and have gone on meds and am currently undetectable. I made a big mistake recently. I had sex with someone else who is positive and did not use a condom three weeks ago. I know that it is possible I have reinfected myself. My question is, how would I know if I did indeed do this?

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      #252066 - 09/12/10 12:27 AM

You can request a resistance test to see if you are building up any resistance to the medication. Be safe. Remember it's not about the mistakes you made, it's about growing from them. Good luck to you and don't worry TOO much... Life is really not that punishing event we sometimes think it is from day to day.

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      #252139 - 09/17/10 03:09 AM

First of all, don't panic! Secondly, you should tell your HIV physician right away. As you said, you could have potentially reinfected yourself with the other person's virus. That other person's virus may have a mutation that is resistant to your current medication regimen, and that's not good. Your doctor can order a resistance test to see if you have been reinfected with a new strain, but in the meantime keep taking your meds and think positively.

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      #252591 - 10/20/10 05:44 AM

Both the previous guys are right. Most importantly take care of yourself. Keep taking your meds and be good to your mind and body.

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