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Living With HIV / Re: Received my first test results.
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Today at 04:39:28 PM »
Lightfighter:  I'm on Atripla and have not had any nasty side effects (the vivid dreams are, actually, somewhat interesting).

But as others have correctly mentioned, Atripla is no longer the first suggested med for "treatment naive" Hiv-positive people.  There are several others.  How very strange, then, though you mentioned that you did not want Atripla nor would you take it, that that's exactly what the nurse (practitioner, I presume) prescribed.  Bizarre!  What is wrong with them?

You are correct to refuse Atripla, when there are other alternatives and you anticipate central nervous system issues (dreams, exacerbation of PTSD symptoms) and work issues.

In the meantime, you can check out the alternatives and see what co-pay assistance may be available to you.  Here's a link to POZ's list of HIV meds:
https://www.poz.com/drug_charts/hiv-medications

I wish you the very best in your initiation of therapy. 


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Am I Infected? / Re: stressed out! blood and semen
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 04:27:23 PM »
Hi

So his results and/or past sexual experience do not matter. The only persons status and results that matter to you are your own. It really that simple.

In this case nothing mentioned stood out as a transmission risk.

Jim
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Am I Infected? / Re: Still concerned
« Last post by Franrambart on Today at 04:13:34 PM »
Jim Hi, thanks for your help. I contact de manufacterer and question the odds of 3 false negative on a road with this rapid test and they say "very remote", "almost imposible"....

Because of that I wanted to ask here in "real life" . Probably the manufacturer never give an answer 100% insurance to protect themselves in the legal sphere .

In your opinion , it is safe to move on forgetting this topic 1 negative 7 weeks and 3 negative home test?

Sorry pursue the subject but with this I close my posting .

Greetings.
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Am I Infected? / Re: stressed out! blood and semen
« Last post by rangaroo on Today at 04:13:34 PM »
Hi Jim

thank you for the reply and kind words. I appreciate you mentioning that you read my post multiple times, it comforts me that you were really considering my fears. Thanks for the support too. I do realize my fears might be fueled by some kind of inner shame/guilt, which I wish I could switch off. I cant get proper help because I am in a foreign country for the next few months with a huge language barrier but I am working on it.

I have contacted him and asked about his status either way just to know and mentioned that it wasn't cool, he was very apologetic and said he gets tested every 3 months, the last being march 23 (negative) which comforts me in that it would have to be a bunch of bad luck lined up for him to be in a window period/high vl, and for my non/low(by some nonpoz moderators) risk to actually hold ground. but also shows that he probably has lots of unprotected sex since he is testing so often. but I shouldnt really be questioning his behavior based on my experience. annnnnd now you know that me pushing the thoughts out was a lie :-) I think I just need some time to calm down.
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Estoy infectado? / themselve
« Last post by themselve on Today at 03:53:05 PM »
Doctor Le comento fui a un table dance hace aprox 2meses y medio el 18-02-2016 ya me hize la prueba del vih al mes y medio aprox y salio negativo pero aun tengo la duda ps ando estresado y pensando que tengo vih ps me dicen que a los 3 meses me haga la prueba que es cuando arroja el verdadero resultado, Resulta que fui al table dance y no tuve sexo ni besos ni nada solo acaricie a dos mujeres y les chupe los pezones pero ya medio ebrio se me olvido que tenia un afta en el labio abajo... Con esto podria infectarme del vih? Ando mega estresado... Los primeros meses no tuve ningun problema pero ahora en ocaciones siento nauseas aveces y en la noche aveces sudo solo de la cabeza y cuello algunas veces claro.. De peso no tengo problema pero aveces me da diarrea en pocas ocaciones , Podria decirme si habia riesgo por eso doctor? Porfavor se lo agradeceria muchisimo.
Tengo mucho la duda si por medio del afta o alguna muela pueda tener VIH por chupar los pezones... :'(
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Living With HIV / Re: Received my first test results.
« Last post by Lightfighter on Today at 03:38:28 PM »
Got the phone call from the Dr's office yesterday. The Dr was out but the nurse called saying she called me in Atripla at the pharmacy. I told the nurse I'm not going to take that and to please find a different medication for me. I said I was concerned about psych side effects especially with my job.

She said she'll tell the doc tomorrow (today) and will call me back.

We shall see.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: PREOCUPADO
« Last post by edmund on Today at 03:17:30 PM »
SR ANDY DISCULPE LA DUDA Y LA MOLESTIA DE NUEVO.
PERO SEGUN SU VASTA EXPERIENCIA PUEDE ESTAR SEGURO QUE LOS SINTOMAS NO SON DEL VIRUS, YA QUE LA VERDAD CREO QUE HE TENIDO MUCHOS DE  ELLOS, DOLOR EN EL BASO, DOLORES MUSCULARES, ENROJECIMIENTO EN LA CARA, TENGO LA LENGUA BLANCA CON LA SALIVA ESPEZA, NO SE SI SEA CANDIASIS Y POR ULTIMO PRESENTE UN CUDRO GRIPAL.
LO UNICO QUE NO HE TENDO ES RASH CUTANEO NI FIEBRE; PERO COMO LE COMENTE MI ESPOSA SI TIENE UN RASH EN EL PECHO Y ESO ME TIENE MUY PREOCUPADO POR EL EMBARAZO Y DE VERDAD DISCULPE NUEVAMENTE MIS PREGUNTAS.
PERO SEGUN LO VISTO POR USTED CREE QUE:
1- LOS SINTOMAS NO SON DEL VIRUS?
2- QUE NO HA VISTO CONVERSION DE UN RESULTADO NEGATIVO A UNO POSITIVO DESPUES DE LOS 62 DIAS.
3-Y QUE EL SEXO ORAL ISERTIVO NO ACARREA NINGUN RIESGO?

SR ANDY LA VERDAD QUERIA EXPRESARLE MI MAYOR AGRADECIMIENTO POR TOMAR PARTE DE SU TIEMPO Y DEDICARSELO A UNA CAUSA TAN NOBLE COMO ESTA; Y DE LA CUAL AUNQUE NO LO CREAMOS PODEMOS ESTAR EXPUESTOS LA MAYORIA DE NOSOTROS; ALGUNOS EN CONOCIMIENTO Y OTROS POR DESCONOCIMIENTO.
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Hi

I'm sorry to hear you are stressed and concerned.
However all I can do is tell you a negative HIV test at 13 weeks past any possible exposure is conclusive, it is safe for you to move on.

You can read more about testing if you want in the links included in my signature.

Jim
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Thnx for replying im jus stressed the stress is jus to much i knw u dnt go by symptoms but im scared if it wasnt fo the symptoms  i wud hv let it go myb im core infected w two types im suicidal droped out of xul asked the doctor again he was adamant saying 3 weeks 2 six months the stress has now taken a toll on me nwae thnx
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Estoy infectado? / Re: PREOCUPADO
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 12:59:26 PM »
Edmund, estas preocupando sobre el VIH absolutamente innecessario.  Caulquier los detalles recibiendo sexo oral no es un riesgo.

No tiene que probar.

Sus sintomas no son el VIH especifico y si continuando son algo a discutir con su doctor. 

Adelante con su vida sin dudas.  A mi me parece su problema es su su culpa, no el el VIH.
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