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Estoy infectado? / Re: riesgo por ojos y heridas
« Last post by luisf on Today at 01:40:33 AM »
Hola Andy,

Perdona, escribiré siempre en este hilo.

Gracias por tus aclaraciones y por tus consejos, y también por tu rápida respuesta.

Un abrazo
Thanks Xinyuan for those relevant articles on Tivicay to the topic being discussed here. This latest research, in part, has helped me decide to once and for all to exit the Efavirenz and enter Dolutegravir on my next annual checkup/review.....and yes I am fortunate to be in a position to choose the type of meds that I want to take.....and not have a combination forced down my throat.

It could be that some of us here find it difficult or perhaps are intimidated to read scientific reports, and I agree that "some of them" can can be daunting and/or overwhelming to read through.

One suggestion is to just read the first part of a research report, ie "the Objective of the study" and scan down to the "Conclusion" part for the research result and see if the researchers can make any associations.

If you feel comfortable just look at the language used in the Conclusion part and try to determine if they are making any strong or weak links. By doing so you can miss all the numbers, analysis and charts etc, and this will save considerable brain hurting.

I am naturally a sceptic at heart and need overwhelming evidence before I change anything that is working well. But having said that i am always open to new developments and definitely better molecules to treat this shitty disease.

Doctors are human after all and can be lazy and potentially not incentivised to keep up to speed with newer developments and treatments etc. I have and will always take my own health as my own concern and priority and would never solely leave this up to someone else to make a health decision for me.

A jointly informed decision with the backing of my doctor approach definitely works very well for me. There is a dearth of knowledgeable doctors in my part of the world hence the onus obviously shifts to me....a reality really and I don't mind.

For others having their doctor be their GOD works for them and are happy, and "for whatever reason" are more than willing to leave it to their doctor to decide without even knowing what they are taking. Everyone is different. As long as one is comfortable with their approach taken ....... in any event cause its your life after all.....not your doctors'.
used ooma for years and love it.

it's great, especially for international calls as you prepay for minutes that don't expire at really low rates.

there are some apps for it as well that let you check your messages and if you do use the premier service they let you make outbound calls from the app as well.
Off Topic Forum / Re: a recipe thread.
« Last post by tednlou2 on Today at 12:25:59 AM »
My "mother-in-law" made this for us.  It was very good, so she printed out a copy of the recipe.  What's cool is I took a pic of the printed recipe, so I could post it.  However, Google Goggles recognized it and pulled up the site for me, even though her recipe was written differently.  That's pretty cool. 

Living With HIV / Re: Have you had your HRA yet this year?
« Last post by pittman on Today at 12:10:25 AM »
I  too do not get the PAP smears, just the HRA.  I am guessing based on what others said it may be related to justifying the HRA for insurance, assuming they only do the HRA when the PAP comes back abnormal.

If it's not that, then I couldn't see the reason for it either.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly diagnosed after PEP
« Last post by pittman on Yesterday at 11:56:13 PM »
Oh the plain yogurt is the best, you can control how much sugar you use. I start with just half a cup and then add a dollop of fresh creamy yogurt on top.  ::)

Seriously though, if you ever picked up a container of normally sweetened, non-Greek style (i.e., high protein styles) yogurt and compared its nutrition information to a container of dessert pudding, you will realize that it is pretty much the same. Both made from milk, both have about the same sugar, etc.  Yogurt might have some fruit in it, and the live cultures are an added bonus, but basically is a dessert/treat.   If used as such, it could be considered a much healthier type of dessert than some others choices out their, but it is not the super healthy diet food so many think of it as. 
Off Topic Forum / Re: Nutrition, Wumpette Style
« Last post by absopozilutely on Yesterday at 11:50:52 PM »
I'm proud, I baked cookies, yes from a package but still!
Living With HIV / Re: Discrimination
« Last post by tednlou2 on Yesterday at 11:26:36 PM »
Were you talking about a short term or long term disability plan?  If so, I didn't answer questions about health for that. 
Biggest? also most difficult... Keep mum about it! It has been 12 months since my shocking dx and still some times I get jolted by the tought that I am HIV+... No bitterness, I should have taken precautions but stupidity, the passion of the moment and ignorance have me here today. My ID doctor is great and she gave me hope since the first moment...My primary doctor is also very supportive. I feel great and take that blue pill day after day. I have become a slave of it and panic if I leave my house without my daily dose....
Reading all the posts here help a great deal. I can identify with so many of us that are going thru the same and gives me the courage to continue with life. I have stopped being sexually active, but I am approaching a moment with a girl friend of mine as our relationship has advanced and sex, or the thought of it, is inevitable...What I am going to do? I have not the faintest.. That is my biggest challenge... Also, there are some changes going on at work...Will I have to disclose? Additionally, I have three kids, adults now but nonetheless my kids... How will they react? How did you let this happen at your age, dad? is the question that pops on my head constantly. I have been reading these posts for a year now and love the compassion and understanding. It eases the pain somewhat knowing that I am not alone in the world...Dumb? no...Realist. I know my time to disclose might be getting closer and that does scare me!
One thing HIV has done for me is that I have became closer to God. I do pray. I do hope. I wish for  Him to pass his healing hands over me and rid me of it..
Keep up the good work and let's help each other...
but what really killed me, my youngest son sat in class and listened to kids making fun of hiv/aids.... I've never in my life felt so ashamed as when he cried telling me that story

That really hurts... Sorry!
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