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Vivir con el VIH / Re: Hola
« Last post by TerryG on Today at 05:48:28 AM »
Hola sun_days pues me sumo al apoyo que todos gratamente te han dado en el foro.

Solo me gustaria agregar que tengas paciencia, tus CD4 son bajos, pero el cuerpo humano es tan eficaz q en cuanto baje tu carga viral por ende iran subiendo tus defensas. Hay gente que sube rapidisimo, otras no tanto, otros suben muy alto, otros no tanto. El chiste es que el tratamiento te hara mejorar sin duda alguna. Yo vivo en Queretaro (somos casi vecinos jeje) y no me atiendo en el CAPASITS, tengo la fortuna de atenderme en un hospital en el DF y cuando gustes te paso el dato por si te interesa. De todos modos tengo amigos en el capasits de aqui de Queretaro y tienen muy buena atencion, tal vez lo unico que podria estar en su contra es la distancia entre cita y cita, supongo que es por la cantidad de gente. Cuando llegas a estar en una etapa tan avanzada del vih la atencion necesita ser mucho mas continua, trata que te den tus citas mas cercana una de la otra hasta que hayas llegado a un nivel optimo en tus numeros.

Los primeros meses son dificiles, tu cuerpo se esta recuperando de un ataque muy cabron del virus, pero con el tiempo veras que todo vuelve a la normalidad. Cuidate, quierete y todo ira mejorando paulatinamente. Tambien tomo atripla y Hace 1 año y medio tenia 28 CD4 y CV de 1,200,000. Ahora estoy indetectable y mis cd4 estan pasados los 300. Tambien tuve erupciones de la piel y ya desaparecieron, tambien tuve neuropatia y aunque no se ha ido del todo ha disminuido al punto en que ya casi no la siento. Vamos, es cuestion de tiempo.
Te mando un abrazo grande y te dejo mi email para lo q se te ofrezca. Ciao.
Federal regulators have signed off on a new type of flu vaccine with a booster in it, with the hope of better protecting seniors from the virus.

It's the first flu vaccine to include what's called an adjuvant — a compound that helps stimulate the immune system so that a vaccine is more effective.

It's aimed at people over 65, who typically have a poor immune response to vaccines.

"Immunizing individuals in this age group is especially important because they bear the greatest burden of severe influenza disease and account for the majority of influenza-related hospitalizations and deaths," said the Food and Drug Administration's Dr. Karen Midthun.

Fluad contains MF59, an oil-in-water mixture that includes squalene, an oily nutrient produced by the liver, and some preservatives. It's not clear why but when mixed with vaccines it increases the number of immune system cells that are stimulated.

It should be available next year, Seqirus, a newly formed company that makes the vaccine, told NBC News. Drug giant Novartis sold its flu vaccine business to another flu vaccine maker, CSL, this summer and CSL renamed the business Seqirus.

U.S. government officials have been very cautious about using MF59 in vaccines because so many Americans are fearful of vaccines — and especially of new ingredients.

But they are widely used in Europe and Canada. Fluad has been in use since 1997 and the FDA says it's been shown to be safe.

Tests show Fluad works at least as well as a vaccine already on the market, and may boost a senior's protection from H3N2, one of the currently circulating strains of influenza.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn't count how many adults die from flu each year, because it's so high — it's anywhere from 4,000 to 49,000 a year, and usually most are over 65.

CDC said that by mid-November, about 133 million doses of flu vaccine had been distributed. CDC projects that between 171 and 179 million doses will be available. That's far short of how many doses would be needed if virtually all Americans got vaccinated, as recommended, but not everyone does and every year some unused vaccine gets thrown out.

Last year, about 148 million doses of flu vaccine were distributed.

Six companies make flu vaccines for the U.S. market. They include shots with either three of four flu strains included, a nasal spray, a high-dose shot for seniors and shots made both with and without chicken eggs.

There are two reasons flu vaccines often don't work well. One is when the vaccine formulation doesn't match the current circulating flu viruses, which mutate often and unpredictably. That happened last flu season.

The other is if people have a poor immune response to the vaccine.

Adjuvants can also help stretch out flu vaccine supplies, because people often need a lower dose of vaccine if an adjuvant is added. U.S. officials considered using MF59 when the H1N1 swine flu hit in 2009, and vaccine supplies were short, but decided not to because they wanted people to be vaccinated without fears about a new ingredient.

Off Topic Forum / Re: Music Thread
« Last post by ltsurvivoroc on Today at 01:26:17 AM »
Favorite songs:
1-Living for the city - Stevie
2-Rock & Roll - Velvet underground
3-Heroes - Bowie
4-Curtains - Elton
5-Bitter fingers - Elton
Vivir con el VIH / Re: Resultados noviembre
« Last post by TheNormalLife on Today at 01:22:03 AM »
Creo que en general son excelentes noticias. Estás realmente a poco tiempo de suprimir al bicho al punto de dejarlo indetectable en tu sistema. Si bien es cierto que tomará un poco de tiempo el subir los números de CD4, esto es un proceso que verás y sentirás.

Muchos ánimos, parece que tenemos motivos para levantar la copa y beber al menos un sorbito de vino blanco a nuestra salud.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Old....Movies that is...
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 12:45:14 AM »
I love  ,   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane !
Betty Davis and Joan Crawford are too twisted in one movie...Lol

Anyone that's interested and over-the-top crazy check out
John Walters  Desperate Living
It is totally demented and hilarious

But Blanche, aren't you hungry?  :)
Estoy infectado? / Re: Baños turcos / sexo oral: contagio VIH?
« Last post by diego1974 on Yesterday at 11:36:34 PM »
Hola Andy. I got my Elisa test today and it was negative. What a relief! However, my doctor says I should run another one in three months as the window period is too short yet to determine if I am infected. It was a 4th generation test... Although I will make the test in Feb, is this something I should be very worried about? thanks!
Estoy infectado? / Re: Dudas acerca de posibles exposiciones
« Last post by Matiasrabioso123 on Yesterday at 11:17:42 PM »
Andy, saludos

Te escribo para consultarte sobre una conducta de riesgo. Tuve relaciones como máximo durante un segundo porque ambos nos arrepentimos, el coito fue sin condon. No sé si hay posibilidades de contagio en caso que ella tenga VIH, desconozco su estado. Sé que existe un riesgo pero me pone nervioso
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Full AIDS Attack
« Last post by TriPolarTroy on Yesterday at 10:57:31 PM »
Congrats on those new numbers!! UD is awesome news .....I'm very happy for you :-)
Am I Infected? / Re: concerned
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 10:43:23 PM »
You are right that your negative result is conclusive you are negative.  Oral sex is not a risk for infection, pimple or not, as reflected in your negative result as well.  There are some STDs that are much easier to contract and if you are concerned, you should ask your doctor for a full STD screening.

Am I Infected? / Re: concerned
« Last post by worried_alot on Yesterday at 10:30:31 PM »
One thing about the risk I had is that the potential exposure was sometime in June or July. I tested on October 29th. So I'm guessing I can rule that exposure out? Since its been 3 months?The oral sex just keeps worrying me. I've never tested for anything else so I'm not sure if I caught something else besides that? Won't a presence of an std increase the chances of me getting infected? More so including the pimple thing I had? Because I'm not sure if it was actually a pimple or an std
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