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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Last post by greenapple23 on Yesterday at 09:07:19 PM »
amen!
that's why we suggest that people stick to the LESSONS section of POZ and the forums. Those lessons have nearly everything you need to know about HIV. Vetted material ;) And whatever isn't covered in the Lessons, has surely been discussed and vetted here in the forums. Using the SEARCH function or simply starting a new thread is a sure way to find out what you need to know. (You could search about supplements, vitamins, or herbs here and quickly learn which ones could help you be healthier and which ones are just "snake oil". (Just please don't turn into one of those "researching for the cure all the time" people. LOL  ;) )

thanks i for the advice. i will check the lessons sections asap. thanks a lot greatly appreciated.
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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 08:39:39 PM »
There is a Lot of Disinformation circulating on the internet about hiv.
amen!
that's why we suggest that people stick to the LESSONS section of POZ and the forums. Those lessons have nearly everything you need to know about HIV. Vetted material ;) And whatever isn't covered in the Lessons, has surely been discussed and vetted here in the forums. Using the SEARCH function or simply starting a new thread is a sure way to find out what you need to know. (You could search about supplements, vitamins, or herbs here and quickly learn which ones could help you be healthier and which ones are just "snake oil". (Just please don't turn into one of those "researching for the cure all the time" people. LOL  ;) )
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Am I Infected? / Should I get Pep?
« Last post by Sevans on Yesterday at 08:32:25 PM »
I'm a female who had mostly protected (condom) vaginal sex with a guy I met through a mutual friend. He took off the condom and penetrated me 3-5 times to get his penis hard. Before I could object, he had already pulled out.

First question: I have one more day to decide whether to go on PEP.  I've been on pep once before (5 months ago) and wonder if it's safe to do it again.

Second question: should I start PEP? He did not ejaculate in me, and penetration was brief. I've seen admins on this site tell insertive partners in a similar situation not to worry and go on PEP. Is it the same for receptive partners?

Third question: have you guys seen receptive partners in my similar situation contract HIV?

Thank you.
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Estoy infectado? / AYUDA Sexo con travesti
« Last post by valdivia87 on Yesterday at 08:22:17 PM »
Hace aproximadamente 1 semana tuve relaciones con una prostituta travesti. Consistio en sexo oral sin preservativo de su parte hacia a mi. De ahi me pidio que frotara mi pene sobre su ano, lo hice lo frote y lo golpie con mi pene en su ano (sin penetrar). De ahi me siguio haciendo sexo oral pero esta vez estimulando con su dedo mi ano. De ahi senti mucha curiosidad y el pedi que me penetrara para eso el uso preservativo pero no me gusto y decidi yo penetrarlo a el con preservativo. Y al final eyacule adentro de su boca. Posterior a esto me lave con jabon y agua.

Tengo miedo.. el se veia sano mas tengo miedo sobre 1 infeccion de vih. Ustedes creen que es necesario hacerme un elisa oa lguna otra prueba?

Por su ayuda gracias
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Help Please. Horrible first lab results.
« Last post by maxmarco on Yesterday at 08:17:51 PM »
Asap. Will know this week. Wonder if to insist to start immediately if the doctor tells me he'd rather have the genotype results first. I now understand doc would be fine with prescribing immediately if that's what I want.
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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Last post by greenapple23 on Yesterday at 08:01:09 PM »
Anyhoo, welcome to the forum.
Have you been diagnosed HIV+ with a Western Blot?
Why don't you introduce yourself a bit.

By the way, where are you reading all this kinda old info about HIV. Or it just whats info you picked up over the years, and you haven't read much yet?

This stuff about AZT and body change issues?  This stuff about herbs and supplements??

Herbs and supplements were a sort of hope out of desperation before there was effective treatment of HIV.

Nowadays there might be some LTS (long-term survivors) and or some special cases of HIV+ folks who might find relief for some side effects or damages done from having HIV for decades, or untreated hiv for a long time, or AIDS diagnosis, or rotten guts and digestive issues, etc.

If you are not in any of these categories or experiences, herbs and supplements are not part of your HIV treatment and furthermore can be counterproductive.  As well as a waste of money....

Someday real scientists may find useful properties in plants, to help fight viruses, who knows... Many plants have antiviral activity, for sure!

But all the brilliant researchers of several decades now, haven't found an effective plant based treatment for our nasty virus - HIV.

In fact, in the 90's and into the 2000's some countries royally screwed their HIV+ populations with false claims about nutrition and plants and supplements.  Rather than having access to shitty and then better medicine.

DEATHS!!!  Many many many many many useless deaths about plants and HIV.  So don't be surprised if you get heavy responses to a casual and ignorant inquiry about "which herbs slows HIV" - because its just the opposite. Plants killed thousands of people.

My introduction to the forum is here: http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=55566.msg649370#msg649370

I have just been reading a lot about HIV to learn more about this disease ever since i got the diagnosis.  i spend most of my free time reading  anything i can about hiv. Some of the stuff i read and watched scared me. Sometimes i think i'm not mentally & emotionally strong enough to handle this disease. But i'm greatful i found this forum so that people who've had the disease for a long time can guide me through what's real and not. There is a Lot of Disinformation circulating on the internet about hiv.
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ok cool. If she starts me on a particular med and i start getting serious side effects, i can just ask her to switch?

You've never been on meds before, so I'll wade carefully in here. SERIOUS side effects and side effects are very different. Some people have no side effects, zero, zilch, nada! Some have serious side effects where they switch their regimen. Then there are those pesky 'annoyances' that somehow take on some ominous tone and have people freaking out.

You might get gas - it will probably go away
You may have vivid dreams - some people don't mind them and some just go away
You may be groggy - when your body adjusts you won't be
You may get ...scientifically speaking....the shits. It will probably get better

Keep everything relative and keep a cool head about this. You're going to have to take pills and, yes, you may have some annoyances and short-term effects. Roll with them and wait them out....and meanwhile discuss with your doctor which serious side effects would be considered something out of the normal. You may be surprised that it's just a pill and you very well may not experience anything.
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Living With HIV / Re: Will HIV doctors become redundant?
« Last post by elf on Yesterday at 07:47:32 PM »
No.

We will all (hopefully) get old and for a fair few things will get complicated, then we will need a really good HIV doc (and a gerontologist, and a  rheumatologist, and etc...)

- matt

and a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon  :)
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Help Please. Horrible first lab results.
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 07:25:18 PM »
good.
and when is the doc appt and when will you get medicine? Any movement there?
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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 07:04:52 PM »
Oh wow so no natural herb can stop the replication...wow i find that hard to believe.

Ok gotcha. i will use the regular font.

Anyhoo, welcome to the forum.
Have you been diagnosed HIV+ with a Western Blot?
Why don't you introduce yourself a bit.

By the way, where are you reading all this kinda old info about HIV. Or it just whats info you picked up over the years, and you haven't read much yet?

This stuff about AZT and body change issues?  This stuff about herbs and supplements??

Herbs and supplements were a sort of hope out of desperation before there was effective treatment of HIV.

Nowadays there might be some LTS (long-term survivors) and or some special cases of HIV+ folks who might find relief for some side effects or damages done from having HIV for decades, or untreated hiv for a long time, or AIDS diagnosis, or rotten guts and digestive issues, etc.

If you are not in any of these categories or experiences, herbs and supplements are not part of your HIV treatment and furthermore can be counterproductive.  As well as a waste of money....

Someday real scientists may find useful properties in plants, to help fight viruses, who knows... Many plants have antiviral activity, for sure!

But all the brilliant researchers of several decades now, haven't found an effective plant based treatment for our nasty virus - HIV.

In fact, in the 90's and into the 2000's some countries royally screwed their HIV+ populations with false claims about nutrition and plants and supplements.  Rather than having access to shitty and then better medicine.

DEATHS!!!  Many many many many many useless deaths about plants and HIV.  So don't be surprised if you get heavy responses to a casual and ignorant inquiry about "which herbs slows HIV" - because its just the opposite. Plants killed thousands of people.

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