Quantcast
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
June 29, 2016, 03:58:58 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 694788
  • Total Topics: 54850
  • Online Today: 210
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 3
Guests: 173
Total: 176

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
I Just Tested Poz / Re: New Year. New Dx
« Last post by zach on Today at 03:22:31 AM »
 @johnfreakingsnow

you're not permitted to post on this side... you know that too, jim told you. you ran out your three free posts, and now you're trying to be slick

he also told you that you had no risk, don't come over bothering us, there is a reason you're not allowed over here

you've tested negative... get a grip.

last... mods, damn it, the am i posters shouldn't be allowed to pick cool usernames... that is all

just so you've been told twice

Please Note.
As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one YOUR thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.
2
I Just Tested Poz / Re: New Year. New Dx
« Last post by johnfreakingsnow on Today at 03:08:02 AM »
Thanks everyone!

One silly question though. When it was texted through to me, it was listed as 'VL <40'

I emailed the clinic to ask for confirmation this was UD (knowing it is, by all definitions I've read), and the nurse specialist replied to say they see this as 'virtually undetectable'. I queried the use of the word 'Virtually' in this context, and she has replied to say that on some machines that measure blood you can get a 'non detected' result.

This has perplexed me a bit. Is it, for all intents and purposes, the same? I presume from my result that the machine used to measure this in the lab had a detection limit of 40, and being under this makes me UD - but I'm concerned that the clinic (well, the nurse), doesn't seem to share this view....

Cave, first of all im very sorry to hear about your story and i wish you a very happy and healthy life and hopefully with advances in treatment and also the hope and hype over cure im sure you are going to have an amazing life.
Bro i have read your post and also read somewhere else that you mentioned about your symptoms. its very similar to mine, though i have been tested negative up to 9 months but i have read so many posts in here that people do get infected with having protected sex and also having numerous negative results so i just wanted to know your opinion, did not know how to send you a direct message so im asking you here and im sorry in advance from everyone if im posting this in the wrong place.
I had protected sex and unprotected oral more than 5 times in 2013 and had no exposure or sexual activity whatsoever till this october that i met escorts again and had protected v and oral. at 3 months mark i had very bad flu and cough that lasted 3 weeks, then at 4 months join pains, just knees, then at 5 months burning chest and then as you mentioned somewhere very bad dry mouth. i always had this sort of white tongue but now i notice it more than ever but its not OHL, a dentist and two doctors said its not thrush but not sure of their judgment. then had HEPC, TB and HIV negative at 8 months. but now i have these RED bumps on my chest and shoulder and one on my arm. i went to dermatologist and she said its infection at the root of hairs. but you had the same. I really dont know what to do. my symptoms are very much like you and i tested neg at 8 months and dont know what to do :(

3
Living With HIV / Re: Nutrition and HIV
« Last post by oksikoko on Today at 02:05:07 AM »
As has been mentioned before, grapefruit juice, like the cobicistat (Tybolt) found in Stribild and Genvoya, is an inhibitor for the liver enzyme CYP3A, which clears many drugs from the system, including elvitegravir, also found in Stribild and Genvoya. Inhibiting CYP3A allows once daily dosing of elvitegravir, so neither Stribild nor Genvoya would be available as single dose regimens without cobicistat.

Though grapefruit is only a mild inhibitor of CYP3A, it's thought that mixing it with a regimen containing cobicistat could lead to dangerous levels of elvitegravir in the blood.

There are other CYP3A inhibitors, both among the foods we eat and the drugs we take for non-HIV-related concerns, like some antidepressants and antipsychotics. It's also worth noting that an excess of CYP3A inhibitors can have many side effects caused by higher than normal levels of miscellaneous items in the blood plasma since that enzyme is instrumental in the clearance of a range of substances.
4
Am I Infected? / Re: Should I Move On..
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 01:29:15 AM »
Hi

If what you posted is correct than from a HIV standpoint you have nothing to worry about and can move on.

Jim

Quote
Move on and continue practicing safer sex and keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's.

So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.
5
Am I Infected? / Re: At home Oraquick 5,6,& 7 months.
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 01:26:01 AM »
Hi

Yes you can trust the results you have for the HIV test.

Quote
I have had 3 pap smears/exams since I was having recurrent BV&Yeast infections. I am clean of everything including HIV

The Papanicolaou test (pap test) does not mean your are STI free and you should be getting a full sexual health check-up at least yearly, the smear test is not an STI's test/exam. Also I am living with HIV and I am very clean. STI's have nothing to do with being unclean.

Kind regards

Jim
6
Be careful of what you read on the web. That is all from me
7
Am I Infected? / Re: Please evaluate possible risk
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 01:11:14 AM »
Hi

The irritated tonsils do not stand out as an issue however 2 things from your post that do stand out to me.

1) You tested for a few STI's but not a full sexual health check-up
2) You are entering a monogamous sexual relationship

Quote
Is there a need for it before I proceed with a monogamous sexual relationship

So both of you should go and get a full sexual health check-up together, if what you posted is correct you should expect a negative HIV result but still both of you should get fully tested.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms no exceptions for any anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted.
8
Hey friends...
I was searching on the internet for the possibility of remaining on the same regimen over the long run if i stay with excellent adherence.... I found alot of discouraging information... Many articles and scientists believe that hiv replication and prescence of spontaneous resistance mutations still exist in resevoirs making it possible to take a survival advantage and render your regimen ineffective regardless of your adherence! So why perfect adherence if this is the case??no time frame for this to happen and if happened change of the regimen is amust and the process repeat itself!!! Why doctors insist on adherence if the resistance mutations still exist? And it's a matter of time regardless of how adherent you are..i was thinking that when you are undetectable and adhere strictly to your meds then the possibility of resistance is extremely low but that seems to be incorrect? Is that meaning that resistance is inveitable process.. Many say yes and many say we actually don't know!!! But if the virus replication still exist in resevoirs then apool of new viruses harboring resistance mutations still exist and when they take the survival advantage they will render your drugs ineffective regardless of your adherence and that's the case with many patients who adhere faithfully to their medications and still experiencing virological failure...what ahell!!! Why then adherence?????? Can anyone clarify for me please?i will bring the link that says that
9
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly Positive
« Last post by hiv_rizzy on Today at 12:58:37 AM »
Glad your father got a donor. Hope all remains well with you too. Keep us updated on your tests
10
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Simply terrifying. Blood test = HIV +
« Last post by hiv_rizzy on Today at 12:46:45 AM »
Ok finally I'm back with some form of update. Miss you guys by the way!

So I was called monday to go in and discuss the results this evening (tues) but I had work and the notice was too short. I will have to wait till next tuesday when they have a next clinic that deals with treatment etc. Anyways, over the phone I was told that my cd4 numbers were pretty good so I need not to be anxious. Bad news tho.... I'm 'too healthy' to start treatment. She didn't tell me my cd4 number over the phone as that should be in person but she said currently in Jamaica the cd4 should be lower than 450 before they can start putting me on treatment. I was like shocked because initially the psychologist from the same institution told me in may that I would be starting treatment once the results are in after we discussed the WHO post start trial recommendation sent out last year. I told her that I don't want to wait till I'm being affected by the virus before actually stopping it in its track so I want to weigh my other options as it relates to doing it privately or whatever.

What do you guys think about all of this?

Next week tuesday I will be going in to the session where I can properly be informed of my next possible moves etc. Probably they will be doing a next blood draw to track the progress as well.

In other news as well my boyfriend is NEGATIVE. Yayyy. Although we had unprotected sex like 4 times he didn't get the virus from me. I feel relieved as I have less to worry about also He is still giving me all the emotional support I need. Love him so much
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10

Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.