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No. No.No.

Ahora tiene que entender no vamos a continuar  este ronda de dudas y mas preguntas sobre una situacion sin riesgo verdadero.

Vd. puede probar a 12 semanas solamente por su paz mental.  Es innecesario y estoy seguro su resultado sera negativo.

Si vuelve otra vez con mas del mismo estas en punto de un bloquado desde este foro por un minimo de 28 dias.  Si creerlo o no, el VIH no es su problema.
Nutrition & HIV / Re: Supplements to avoid while bulking?
« Last post by CaveyUK on Today at 08:35:17 PM »
There are charts showing it better than I can explain, but when you are first infected your VL goes through the roof, whilst your CD4 will still be pretty high. Then the VL starts coming down to some sort of plateau as your CD4 count reduces due to infection of the cells with HIV. Eventually, if untreated, your CD4's reduce to zero and as it plummets, the VL starts shooting back up into the stratosphere. End result is predictable.

So where someone is on that continuum will see wildly different VL's and CD4 counts. Even that isn't set in stone though, and much is to do with genetics than anything else.

Also, other conditions can affect CD4 count. My 'baseline' CD4 was 160, but as I had a few other things going on, as I was also rocking gonnoreah and syphilis for the winter season, my clinic say it's hard to know my 'true' baseline as those other things may well have been suppressing it also.

As for protein. I just use a bog standard shake from the supermarket and use it primarily for muscle recovery and to avoid too much soreness.

In a way I'm jealous of you all trying to put weight on. I have the opposite problem...I've ballooned out and need to lose some... I'm not sure which is easier - to put weight on or get weight off. I know that putting weight on could potentially be more fun food-wise :)
Vivir con el VIH / Re: Llevo pocos meses con el diagnostico del VIH
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 08:32:38 PM »
Pues debe ser porque sigo indetectable y significa que los medicamentos me estan funcionando bien y sin problemas.
En la visita anterior de hace 6 meses ya me comentó que si esta vez estaba todo bien, me lo quitaba y así lo ha hecho.

              ojo            ok amigo oliver...la mejor de las suertes....abrazos                           ojo   
Re the timings, a couple of hours either way is fine. In the early days it's best to stay as close to a 24hr gap as possible, not only to ensure even drug distribution but to ensure you get into the 'habit' of taking them, but once UD it becomes a little less rigid. It's more important you take it every day rather than watching the clock to take at the exact same time.

I'm on Tivicay/Truvada, and generally take around 10pm every night. Some nights though I may take as early as 9pm, and I've taken a couple shortly after midnight too. Doesn't seem to have a detrimental effect. The key is not to regularly miss doses altogether, as thats when resistance can develop.

Re the tattoo, I think it should be fine. When I got my one and only tattoo, I had uncontrolled HIV but didn't know it. So having controlled HIV should be significantly better :)
Y en caso que el glande pudiera haber entrado levemente en la vagina el vih podría haber traspasado la braga y inyectarse en mi glande?¿
Living With HIV / Re: I want my face back 😔
« Last post by CaveyUK on Today at 07:45:13 PM »
My doctor has given me some ketoconazole  shampoo and gel and it work a little but not great. Just hoping my cd4s and percentage keeps going up.

If there is redness too, try using a low-strength steroid along with the ketoconazole and it should work better. (Assuming it's not Rosacea, that is)
Living With HIV / Re: I want my face back 😔
« Last post by CaveyUK on Today at 07:43:55 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. Yes I hope it gets better with time on meds. I think it's more seb derm because I do have flakey scalp sometimes. I'm sure it can cause redness on the cheeks as well.

Thats why they are often confused - even by doctors. You can get seb derm anywhere on the face, but it's predominantly in hair-producing areas and tends to flake too. If you were getting it on places like the cheeks/forehead but not getting redness/flakiness in the beard, nose or eyebrow area then I would say its Rosacea. It sounds like yours is more likely to be seb derm though.

Just never had these problem before so makes me feel it has to be my compromised immune system.

Well it could be. Or it could have been something you would have developed anyway and is just exasperated by you having a lower immune system. It's hard to know for sure.

I'd like to think for both our sakes (and many others) that as the CD4 continues to climb, we will see lower frequency and severity of the condition. But stock up on the creams in the meantime :)
Living With HIV / Re: I want my face back 😔
« Last post by Firefighter1104 on Today at 07:36:31 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. Yes I hope it gets better with time on meds. I think it's more seb derm because I do have flakey scalp sometimes. I'm sure it can cause redness on the cheeks as well. Just never had these problem before so makes me feel it has to be my compromised immune system.

My doctor has given me some ketoconazole  shampoo and gel and it work a little but not great. Just hoping my cd4s and percentage keeps going up.

Yes I saw Bill Clinton speaking the other day .... I'm not as red a him lol.
Living With HIV / Re: I want my face back 😔
« Last post by CaveyUK on Today at 07:27:58 PM »
Ok, there are two conditions being discussed here. Both common in the general population.

If we are talking general redness, especially around cheeks, forehead and nose then it's likely to be rosacea. This can be triggered by a whole host of things, such as exercise, moving from an area of hot temperature to cold, stress, anxiety and many other things. Rosacea affects at least 16 million Americans, based on studies at Rosacea.org.

If we are talking redness and scaling in hair-producing areas of the face, such as eyebrows, beard, scalp and at the sides of the nose (in the crease), ears etc, then it's likely to be seb derm. This can be triggered by a range of things too, including cold weather, illness, stress, lack of sleep and so on. It's seen in general population but is more common in folk with HIV because of the compromised immune system. Seb Derm is seen in up to 5% of the population, and up to 30% of older people (numbers from Wikipedia).

It's quite important to know which one is the problem, because some steroid creams which help with seb derm can actually cause rosacea flare-ups. In a similar way Sunlight can trigger rosacea flare-ups whereas it tends to help seb derm which often clears in the summer if people with it spend a lot of time outside.If you are really unlucky, you can have both.

Personally, I have seb derm. I had it long before diagnosis, and likely long before infection but it was always pretty mild but has become progressively worse leading up to diagnosis. Since being on meds, it appears to be a tiny bit better but I still get it quite badly at times. The good thing about seb term - if it has a 'good' side - is that it's relatively easily treated to shift flare-up's fairly quickly. Steroid cream (such as hydrocortisone 1%) help when there is underlying redness/inflammation although you have to be careful not to apply too much all the time as it can thin the skin eventually, which is why it always says not to use it on the face (although several doctors have told me to ignore that guideline, as long as you are not slathering it on several times every day). When it's more flaky than red, then some anti fungal cream works - just get some over the counter athletes foot cream. I think the one I use at the moment is Clotimazole, but Ketoconazole is popular too (the latter is also often an ingredient of anti-dandruff shampoo). This doesn't thin the skin but can reduce the yeast overgrowth which is theorised as being at the heart of the problem. When I get a flare up, I use both creams until redness is gone and then some anti-fungals once or twice a day for a few days and that usually sorts it out. My HIV doc actually prescribed me some combined steroid/anti-fungal cream, but like I say I prefer to keep them separate mostly.

I have a goatee beard, which hides it most of the time but also gives my beard 'dandruff' at times, which can be embarrassing. I occasionally trim the beard short, just so I can apply some creams to get rid of it when it gets fairly bad. Once trimmed it looks shocking for about a day but clears up pretty quickly after the cream gets to work.

Neither is curable and both are chronic, but some say that seb derm should improve as CD4 levels increase. I hope so....I'm up to just over 400 and as I say, it still flares-up but I guess I will just keep my eye on it and if it goes it will be a bonus.

But as I say, these conditions are seen frequently outside the setting of HIV, plus there are some famous people with Rosacea - Bill Clinton for one. So whilst it's a real pain to have either condition, there are plenty of people who are sharing that annoyance :)
Contacto del glans y los fluidos vaginal solamente son un riesgo durante la copula vaginal durante la copula.

Termina buscando por una problema que Vd. no tiene.
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