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1hotjamie4u
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Re: I DONT KNOW HOW TO FEEL
      11/27/13 12:37 AM

Hey, I understand how you feel, you don't want to risk infecting the best man you've ever met! However, if you consult your doctor, you can almost eliminate that risk:
1. You need to check that you don't have any STIs or if you do, get them treated. STIs increase the risk of passing on HIV.
2. You don't say whether you're on antiretrovirals, but if your viral load is undetectable, then that dramatically reduces the risk of infecting your bf. If you're not already undetectable, talk to your doctor about your medication(s).
3. Practice safe sex with him, i.e. always use a condom and water-based lube. Correctly used, with plenty of lube, means the risk of breaking is very small.
4. If you're still really worried about his health, you can talk to him about him going on pRep, but personally I don't think this is necessary.
5. Talk to your bf about your concerns, and listen carefully to his reassurances. If you follow 1-4 above, the risk of you infecting him is extremely small.
Finally, if the above doesn't work for you, consider some counselling; it may help to have someone independent to challenge your thinking!
Good luck.

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. * Re: I DONT KNOW HOW TO FEEL rowusa1   12/23/13 05:49 PM
. * Re: I DONT KNOW HOW TO FEEL 1hotjamie4u   11/27/13 12:37 AM
. * Re: I DONT KNOW HOW TO FEEL anotherday   11/15/13 12:14 AM
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