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Am I Infected? / Re: Condom slipped during vaginal sex
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 10:18:09 PM »
As Joe said you can read about testing here   http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/HIVtests_5029.shtml

The antibody test use for home testing window period is 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by mitch777 on Yesterday at 10:08:51 PM »
I just can't stop thinking of clam chowder on the cape in the winter with an impending blizzard. The brisk windy ocean smell. Yumyum.

Am I Infected? / Re: Condom slipped during vaginal sex
« Last post by branworried on Yesterday at 09:51:26 PM »
Thanks for reply Joe.

I will get tested. I just have to find a way to cope with the anxiety until then. I may not have access to Oraquick ADVANCE in my country but will see what is on the market. When is the earliest I can get tested for some peace of mind with an Rapid HIV test?
Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Re: Meridian Rx
« Last post by allanq on Yesterday at 09:23:33 PM »
Meridian Rx is not a publicly traded corporation, which makes it more difficult to find its Taxpayer Identification Number. I did find some online resources that allow you to look up TINS. They all seem to require a fee, but some of them have a free trial. Perhaps you can enroll in a free trial to find out the TIN and then cancel your trial membership.

Here's one that I found:

I hope this helps.

Living With HIV / Re: nervous as heck
« Last post by initforlife on Yesterday at 09:13:32 PM »
I did go and it was great ,. Carl and Bob it was nice meeting you two. and all the others were nice also. Glad I did go. I had nothing to fear or be nervous about. once again I was my own worse enemy . Another lesson learned!
Living With HIV / Re: How long have you ever gone without?
« Last post by prismatic on Yesterday at 08:59:35 PM »
Hey Dan0,

That's exactly what I thought was going to happen. I called CVS and they said they had nothing to do with requesting a signature, and then UPS informed me that they did. It was a lot of "he said, she said" and I was completely over it.

Going forward my meds will be shipped to my local CVS pharmacy instead. Less headache (for me at least) haha
Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by bubba53 on Yesterday at 08:58:24 PM »
Wind is really starting to whip now,
will be surprised if we don't loose power , the snow is really wet.
going to get worse as the night goes on, think the worst is between 12-3 o'clock

Went down to the corner for chowder and a sandwich, couple drinks,
and a rusty nail for desert !  Had piled up quick since we went in. Let my dogs out when I got home, did their business and cane right back in ! No farting around.

The weather channel sucks ! Local radio weather has bee right on so far .
Think Mitch is getting hammered !
Long as no one drops a house on me , we'll be fine.
I want one of Jeff's blizzards !   Everyone be safe  !!
Living With HIV / Re: How long have you ever gone without?
« Last post by Dan0 on Yesterday at 08:54:43 PM »
Not that this will help you now, but I have had (recently) UHC through CVS and there was never a signature required. I could have it sent to the house or to the post office box - the same. The only time a signature would have been required is if I specifically changed my order information and asked for it. You may want to check and see what they have set up for your default shipping information.
Living With HIV / How long have you ever gone without?
« Last post by prismatic on Yesterday at 08:50:34 PM »
Without your medication, that is!

I have had an absolutely aggravating experience in the past few days. I have United Healthcare here in the States, and my go-to pharmacy has always been CVS. Recently, they decided to have my medication mailed to me instead. I contact CVS days prior to my last pill, and they said I was good to go. 2 days past, I receive nothing. I call and I'm told that the coordinator never "processed" my order, and that now I have to wait an additional 3 days for my package (this was during the weekend)

Monday starts, and UPS decides to ship it during the day when I'm at work, and of course they "require" a signature. At this point, a solid week has flown by, and no medication. I was told that due to no one being able to sign the package, I have to pick it up in a middle of nowhere town, New Jersey. Again, I work 8-5, and the UPS location is open from 8-4/5. I had to leave extra early from my apartment and trek for a good hour to find the UPS location. I finally received my medication today, and I took it right away!

My question is, it's been a total of 11/12 days that I haven't had ANY form of medication. Will I be okay upon going back? Will I become resistant? I called my doctor when I was at the fifth day of no meds, and she assured me that I should be okay. She advised me to put my blood work on hold for an extra 3 weeks because my VL and CD4 will obviously change drastically. I'm on a truvada+tivicay regimen. Will everything turn out ok? How long have you all gone without? Was it intentional or due to certain circumstances like mine? What was your result after being off meds for a few days?

Any input would be great and much appreciated :) I'm slightly nervous of my outcome.
Estoy infectado? / Re: sexo con prostituta.
« Last post by santos2015 on Yesterday at 08:46:18 PM »
Buenas noches  andy. Ante todo quiero darte las gracias. Dios te puso en mi camino cuando me senti desesperado, y como no estarlo si de pronto se me viene el vih a la mente, me aparecen sintomas, estuve deprimido en fin. He decidido cambiar mi vida y centrarme en superarme y salir adelante con mi pareja y olvidar lo malo. Es un poco dificil porque quisiera tener un chip en la cabeza que pudiera quitarmelo. Jamas en mi vida habia estado con una prostituta. Y valla que he sufrido por el solo hecho de pensarlo. Poco a poco se que superare esto.  Una vez tengo que darte las gracias andy dios te bendiga grandemente
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