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Off Topic Forum / Re: may day may day
« Last post by Wade on Today at 06:53:01 AM »
I took my dogs for a walk , still no forums when I got back...
So I went out for breakfast  . Then I came home and watched Jim get crayons
put up his nose on You Tube..

Three Cheers for our Fearless Leader !!
This place would not be up and running today if it were not for all his hard work yesterday....

Thanks Jim !
Living With HIV / Re: I start to doubt...
« Last post by harleymc on Today at 06:46:13 AM »
I understand now, you think that because someone's German, that a question to you about what you would like, is racist.

How could I not have seen that?
I Just Tested Poz / Re: NewChallenge, New Era
« Last post by rookie72 on Today at 06:31:21 AM »

Glad to hear you changed Doc's and he/she is helping you get back on track.
Some of the tests are checking for resistance that will help decide what treatments would be best. HLA-B5701 would be to check over sensitivity for abacavir. This is a component in Triumeq.

Sounds like you new doc is up to speed and on top of things so that's really good news.

Take it easy and keep us posted.

Yes I feel real confident with my new ID doc. It felt at ease as soon as I met him.
Feeling pretty good, getting back into the gym after a few weeks off as I had neglected myself a bit.
Feeling a lot better then 3 weeks ago now I am a bit more educated.
Off Topic Forum / Re: may day may day
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 06:03:25 AM »
The Italian deal sounds good.

5 Crayons is the record no joke :-). What can I say I have a big nose and I'm a deep sleeper. Just glad its only Crayons.
Off Topic Forum / Re: may day may day
« Last post by BT65 on Today at 05:52:06 AM »
Jim, lol.  Your kids sound wonderful.  Thanks for being in touch with us yesterday and throughout and your updating to the higher ups so they could get this issue taken care of.

I spent the day doing a whole lot of nothing since the day before I worked 14 hours. Last night my roommate and I got dinner from Carraba's Italian restaurant, we got this family deal, $30 for 6 servings a piece so we had a couple more meals out of it. Not a bad deal.

Glad the forums are back up and everything seems to be in its place. Thanks again Jim. So, how many crayons did the kids fit in your nose? :)

Off Topic Forum / Re: please send your prayers for my mom
« Last post by BT65 on Today at 05:46:23 AM »
I'm so sorry about your mom.  Losing my mom was one of the hardest experiences in my life.  I will definitely keep you all in my thoughts.  We're here if you need to vent.

Living With HIV / Re: HSV2?
« Last post by BT65 on Today at 05:34:55 AM »
I don't have any hard numbers as to the chances of transmission is one is on meds and not currently having an outbreak but I do know that it can be spread from skin rubbing against other skin. The reason I know this is because a doctor told me.

I would imagine, as Jim said, that being on meds reduces the risk.  I know someone who has HSV that stays on meds and has not transmitted it to anyone.  So yes there are ways to reduce it, and though someone does not need to have an outbreak to transmit HSV, of course not having an outbreak reduces the chances. 

I Just Tested Poz / Feeling dizzy
« Last post by Matland on Today at 02:59:42 AM »
Hi guys!

i started my treatment last thursaday with Stribild. Before, my muscles were aching. Now they are disappeared. That is fine. But i am still feeling dizzy and sluggishness on my legs. It is getting better when i compare it with last week but am i a bit hasty?

On the other hand soar on my throat, it is feeling well if i drink hot i can still swallow and eat and drink whatever i want but i mean there is a slight pain on my throat.

I hope my med is going to work.. I just want to see that it is working right now.

This is my 5th day.
Off Topic Forum / Re: please send your prayers for my mom
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 01:01:55 AM »
Really sorry to hear that and wishing you and your mother the best.
Off Topic Forum / Re: may day may day
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 12:54:00 AM »
same thing here ;) Tks again Jim!

I was able to pm Jim Dublin who kindly let me know things were wonky.  Thanks, Jim, for getting back to me and for all your good work as moderator  :)

 :) No problem anytime.

For me I spent the day well firstly pinging the forums before sending emails, and answering a few during the day to keep people in the loop.

After that I took the time to do some shopping with the kids for new shoes, watched the F1 race, did some sleeping on the sofa until the kids starting playing "Don't wake Dad" in the version my kids play the last challenge is to see how many crayons you can fit in Daddy's nose before he wakes up.


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