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Off Topic Forum / may day may day
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 07:20:55 PM »
where were you the day the forums went down?

i slept until noon, mowed the grass, played frisbee with the dog, fought and won the dog bath battle, and grilled a couple steaks
Off Topic Forum / Re: please send your prayers for my mom
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 07:18:43 PM »
healing vibes to your mom on this mothers day week
Am I Infected? / Re: Truvada PEP diarrhea
« Last post by Glamxoxo on Yesterday at 07:18:09 PM »
Im starting to get anxiety about only having a two drug regimen instead of three... A lot of information I have been reading online says Truvada is usually taken with Kaletra or Isentress... Will Truvada not work on its own? Im very worried! Is it too late to ask Dr to prescribe Isentress? Im on day 6 of PEP now.
Off Topic Forum / Re: please send your prayers for my mom
« Last post by 2tcells on Yesterday at 01:51:57 AM »
thank you for your prayer and reply. my mom is a amazing woman who is hard working and selfless she works 12 hours a day 6 days a week and one 18 hour day a week for her family. she has done this for the last 40 years since before I was born she is a nurse and takes car of people who cant take car of themselves. not just giving meds but back breaking work. she has been able to rest for the first time in her life the last 6 months after being diagnosed but only because the pain and chemo kept her from being able to work, she worked till the day she literally dropped. thanks again I wish I could be half the parent she is!
Off Topic Forum / Re: Prince is dead
« Last post by Denvaux on Yesterday at 01:19:59 AM »
Unfortunately, I in 2006 was dx  HIV+.   That being the case I think I qualify an opinion on thais article. I'll keep it short and sweet:

If the tabloid has speculated and brought about an 'who shot john" moment it is merely that -tabloid and nothing else- get over it!. IMO there is really no need to turn speculation into political conflict.   
Off Topic Forum / Re: please send your prayers for my mom
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Yesterday at 01:02:49 AM »
Good and faithful son: my thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother through these difficult times.  Peace.
Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Re: need help, medicaid terminated me
« Last post by 2tcells on Yesterday at 12:57:57 AM »
that last post was about my insurance thanks to ryan white I have options.... as for my kids I am screwed and paying out of pocket
Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Re: need help, medicaid terminated me
« Last post by 2tcells on Yesterday at 12:53:08 AM »
so I appealed the decision at that time they told me I would be terminated, they gave me 30 more days before my coverage would be terminated. I went all over town to everyone and got it all figured out with the aso and ryan white where all my meds were covered....then the day my insurance was suppose to be terminated they sent me a letter that actually said I can have my insurance back because it is to much trouble for them to goto the appeal..... by that time I was actually happy to not be under medicaids rules for how I can live. next year im not going to apply and will be free from there bullshit. Medicaid= cant own shit, they get everything you own when you die, keep tabs on you, ect.
Off Topic Forum / please send your prayers for my mom
« Last post by 2tcells on Yesterday at 12:40:48 AM »
this isn't a religious post but prayers for my mom couldn't hurt. any prayers any religion please. I cant ask this from friends and family because my mom dosnt want anyone fussing over her or feeling bad for her, she is and has always been a strong woman. but she is in pain and bad shape fighting stage 4 ovarian cancer for the last year. please pray that this 3rd course of chemo works at least better than the others. dr says theres no chance of curing her but it came back so quick and hard. again couldn't hurt to send a prayer that 2tcells mom feels better or is even cured.

thanks everyone its hard don't know what else to do. this was my best idea. worth a shot.
Am I Infected? / Re: PEP sides or acute HIV symptoms?
« Last post by MTN1983 on Yesterday at 12:09:52 AM »
Seems I didn't learn my lesson the first time I had unprotected anal sex in late 2014....I've just had receptive anal sex with a guy (no ejaculation). After the sex act he said "Don't worry, I've been tested 3 weeks ago in London", but as we know that means nothing, what about the window period? what if he got HIV in those 3 weeks after the test?

I have PEP for 5 days which I started immediately after the encounter that I have left from my 1st PEP treatment in 2014.

I really don't know what to do....Should I go and ask for more medication to complete the 28 days considering his status was unknown? 
Would taking it for 5 days considering that I started it right away give me any protection?

Ive been so stupid once again :(
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