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Living With HIV / Re: "I'd rather have HIV than Diabetes"
« Last post by zach on Today at 07:34:47 PM »
thats helpful for perspective theyer. we have the same thing here. fox news, reich wing conservative bias on all their reporting. not much middle, moderate media here. all to far left or right. i just try to boil it all down and see whats left.

i would rather have hiv than hep c. my mother is in rough shape, me not so much

but then, i had a good laugh today. when you measure the quality of your day by whether you shit yourself or not. and asking the question, did i just piss my pants? when the answers are no to both, its a fine day. and little else matters
Off Topic Forum / Re: Drag Race 6
« Last post by buginme2 on Today at 07:28:42 PM »
Thanks.  :-*  it's funny to see the random straight guys with their girlfriends give you a second look if you're ever brave enough to wear it in public.

Got it from your local Seattle based Ajaxx63.  They have a lot of amusing designs.  I think I picked that one up at the leather store between the Cuff and Madison pub on Pike st.

Oh wow, I've been there a lot. I think it's called dog house leather. I picked up a really nice pair of Nasty Pig shorts there awhile back, so comfortable. 

Estoy infectado? / Re: Angustiada, preocupada, ansiosa!
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 07:19:53 PM »
Termina haciendo mas drama. No hay riesgo sexualmente excepto cuando tiene la copula vaginal o anal sin un condon.

Adelante con su vida. Punto.
Estoy infectado? / Re: examen realizado
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 07:16:54 PM »
Samuel, un resultado negativo a 3 meses es conclusivo y fiable.

Tiene que recordar para el futuro la gran importancia de usando los condones cada vez por la copula vaginal y anal.

Ahora adelante con su vida. Estas negativo.
Living With HIV / Re: "I'd rather have HIV than Diabetes"
« Last post by Theyer on Today at 06:45:13 PM »
Yes, I would rather have HIV than Diabetes only if I had to make a choice. Amputations don't interest me, nor going blind, which I know can happen with HIV, but not as often as it does with Diabetes.

Perhaps the article will also make some more sense with this info. The Spectater is a Tory mag , that hates money spent on anything other than diplomacy, defence . HIV really collects so much they enjoy poking at . Read the comments and that also helps put it in its context.

I also dislike articles that referr to research but do not note the research .

We are not told what the Doctor,s present job is and his references to his past HIV work experience could be his 6 month training rotation .

I have no disagreement with the fantastic advances but am confused why they are often linked to a attack on Long Term Survivors and the fact that some folk are ill . How inconvenient , such bad manners to hang around ill , spoiling the Party with our ill bodies and histories so so un now .

Please correct me if I am wrong but is not one off the features off HIV is its ability to mutate.

Lastly the article really only is relevent for us members off the rich world. But that's all the Spectator see all else is inconvenient and dam inconsiderate off them. G & T .s all round darlings.
« Last post by Lane on Today at 06:34:26 PM »
You know having a positive status can be a hard thing to deal with. But I want to encourage you not to give up on dating. You need to take time to focus on yourself and loving you first and if it is meant to be love will come knocking at your door. Do not put all men in the same bracket but treat each new one that comes into your life with the benefit of the doubt. I know it will be hard but cheer up, everyday is not going to be the same. There are many young ladies who have found love after being diagnosed with HIV. What you need is to have a good friend to chat with and to share your experiences. Do not only use the forums to find a man but use it as a gateway to help others who are newly diagnosed which can also help you as well. Its never a waste of time. I could be your friend to chat with if you like. --Lane  :)
Research News & Studies / Insite in Canada
« Last post by next2u on Today at 06:26:34 PM »

I watched this clip today and thought it was good stuff. Also, for those who don't know and have Netflix "We Were Here" is on Netflix. Have a good one.

Living With HIV / Re: "I'd rather have HIV than Diabetes"
« Last post by Joe K on Today at 06:21:07 PM »
Interesting article and while I agree that using fear to prevent HIV, is long past its expiration date, in some ways what other options do we really have?  Unless your government, is willing to commit to the billions of dollars required, to medicate an ever increasing number of poz folks, your best bet is to reduce infection rates.  Parts of this article seem like apples to oranges.

The apples: Nobody debates that the state of HIV care in 2014 is light years from where we started, but who is going to pay for it all?  We now prescribe Truvada, not an inexpensive drug, to folks who want to avoid HIV infection?  Great idea, but at what cost?  Personally, I find the idea of taxing a medical system, for a drug to prevent HIV to be unwise.  It takes dollars from actual poz folks and at what point does the system begin to crumble.

When folks tell me that some of my ideals are old fashioned, I do not take offense, however I have seen what happens when you have way too much need and not enough resources to cover everyone.  We are facing a different century in terms of HIV resources and there is only so long, that the US can subsidize HIV drug development for worldwide distribution, until cracks start to appear.

As for the oranges, HOW we do HIV prevention is a totally different conversation and folks have been massaging those messages for decades.  But the reality has changed.  What do you tell someone, to get them to use protection, when they also hear that HIV is no big deal, just a couple of pills and all is good?  Better yet, if you are negative, you can take a drug that will all but make you immune to HIV.

Really?  Is this the message we want to send?  IT IS the message we send and then we get folks who complain that prevention measures are no longer working. 

It is not that the prevention messages do not work, it is because we have removed any fear of HIV, that cannot be cured with a couple of pills.

Off Topic Forum / Re: Tom of Finland Postage Stamps
« Last post by Theyer on Today at 06:16:06 PM »
Filled under social events that still make one shudder.

Two lovely ladies off Orkney invited to Tea by me, how but how had I not noticed my Tom off Finland two inch thick art book detailing  his  career left out on the 2 foot window sill the tea table was placed under. 2 hours off social hell.

His shading is so fine you can marvel at his technique and however stylized his figures are there humanity still comes through. Really surprised Finland has not got round to civil partnerships
I Just Tested Poz / Re: HIV+ and HepC pos
« Last post by Northsails on Today at 06:15:21 PM »
Thank you Ann - useful advice. Still don't know the genotype or the gameplan. Getting frustrated that the process is taking so long. I'll be sure to get informed by registering with HepMag so I can ask the tight questions when the time comes.

Thank you Theyer for your support. In scary times like these, every bit helps.

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