Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 04, 2015, 10:17:53 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 671457
  • Total Topics: 51873
  • Online Today: 184
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
Am I Infected? / Re: Inquiry on statistics and facts
« Last post by MaverickL on Today at 01:04:08 AM »
Based on my scenario, there really isnt a cause for worry to have myself tested at all right? My local clinic has been pressing me for a checkup via their online website and they have been continously saying that however low the risk (even protected sex) a risk is still a risk and I should get tested immediately.
Vivir con el VIH / Re: Nuevo aqui
« Last post by Muchas dudas on Today at 12:21:47 AM »
Bueno en realidad no somos médicos, y hasta no estar en esta situación no sabemos qué es indetectable, responsabilidad claro no lo he negado por eso busque ayuda médica y tomo tratamiento, no me senté a negar y patalear tome las medidas como hacerme la prueba de vih en febrero, me parece irresponsable por parte nuestra querer decir, ah si tu aceptaste no usar condon es tu problema, sabemos nuestra condición, sabemos que lo podemos transmitir, y es absolutamente reprochable pedirle a alguien que no use condon y mentirle sobre nuestro estado para llegar a dejar de usarlo, obvio es que no tenemos que cargar un letrero que diga soy seropositivo pero si podemos buscar relacionarnos con gente seropositiva, pero claro alli de tonto ese sujeto le hubiera pedido a alguien igual no usar condon, no solo los gay o bisexuales podemos contagiarnos, también los heterosexuales, podemos incluso afectar vidas nuevas.

Lavarse las manos diciendo es tu responsabilidad usar condon en todas tus relaciones sexuales suena incluso ridículo si vemos la tasa de crecimiento poblacional, y claro pase 15 años de vida sexual activa sin contagiarme gracias al uso del condon, hasta toparme con un sujeto así, no fue ni en el primer encuentro ni solamente una vez.

Pasaron meses en los que me infecto en repetidas ocasiones pudo haberme matado de no haberme alejado al menos 2 meses para que apareciera el cuadro de infección aguda que tuve, el detrimento que debió tener mi sistema inmunológico de años pasó en meses debido a eso, gracias a dios por milagro o como quieras llamarlo estoy aquí escribiendo y aun falta ver si el tratamiento que tomo funciona o existe alguna resistencia cruzada por el tratamiento que tomaba ese sujeto.

Ojalá el mensaje que quieras dar no es, que esta bien salir e infectar a alguien que sepamos que esta sano.
Living With HIV / Re: HIV on the rise in Tampa area
« Last post by thereishope1007 on Today at 12:03:21 AM »
This report makes me sad.  While I no longer live there, Tampa is where I contracted the virus.  It doesn't make me happy to see that the numbers seem to be going up.   :-\
Isn't that funny how differently that we can all react to things- I switched to Triumeq two months ago and don't get 'speediness' but seem to be massively fatigued.  I can sleep all day and night.   
Living With HIV / Re: Is fatigue normal?
« Last post by thereishope1007 on Yesterday at 11:45:19 PM »
I am not sure if it is normal, but since changing my meds two months ago, I can sleep all day and turn around to sleep all night.  :o
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Need suggestion
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 11:35:30 PM »
it has to go with food.
don't knock taking meds with food  ;) I've been taking my norvir/truvada/reyataz with dinner every night for nearly a decade now. I keep a set of pills in a keychain fob so even if I'm not home at dinner time, when it is dinner time, I have meds to take.

and I have to say, from a long term survivor's point of view ;), taking 3 pills every night with dinner is a lot easier than having to set an alarm to ring every 4 hours, 24 hours a day 7 days a week just so I can take some meds.

I think that we all deal with things different and to me, you seem to be handling things with a very mature attitude.

I think the most challenging things for me have been the 'unknown' and the 'dating scene' seems to scare the crap out of me. 

The 'unknown' is always on my mind.  Do I travel and do all the things that I want to do...or do I settle down and save up for retirement.  Lol.  I understand that treatment has advanced enough that we, collectively as poz individuals, are finding ourselves dealing with aging issues that we weren't seeing before.

The dating scene is scary and challenging for anyone.  I'm transgendered so it isn't something new but it weighs heavily on me now that I am also poz.  I feel like I could use my charms to get one thing accepted but TWO?!?  Lol. 
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Need suggestion
« Last post by sanitex on Yesterday at 11:19:21 PM »

      hello Jeff, my ID doctor said he gonna change my atripla to (Edurant and Rilpivirine)and I don't like it due to it has to go with food. so what's your thought on it.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy asustado. ¿Síntomas de vih?
« Last post by julian94 on Yesterday at 10:50:43 PM »
Buenas tardes señor Andy.

Estoy muy asustado. Hace dos días le hice sexo oral a un chico sin preservativo. El chico también me penetró analmente con preservativo. Al acabar la relación sexual el chico eyaculó en mi cara y un poco de semen cayó en mi ojo. Durante la felación la parte interna del labio se me puso morada y me salió una herida labial.

¿Podría deberse esto a una infección de VIH?
Estoy infectado? / Re: Sexo Oral Dudas
« Last post by cosmicapc on Yesterday at 10:30:58 PM »
Gracias doctor, disculpe, pero habia la recomendación de abrir un nuevo tema, la verdad tampoco estoy seguro de realizar el tratamiento de emergencia, tampoco estoy seguro cuanto tiempo mi pene quedo sin protección, o si quedo solo la cabeza, la verdad nose que decidir o que pensar, gracias por su recomendación doctor
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10

Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2015 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.