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Thanks for the info and pep talk i appreciate it Nyman and lifejourney
« Last post by kettl on Yesterday at 08:32:56 PM »
Thank you so much for more insight on what I am struggling with. I hope others will find this helpful too. I wish you all the best in your journeys. -Lauren
« Last post by anniebc on Yesterday at 08:31:49 PM »
I will start checking rates then .
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 08:26:33 PM »
I recently found out that someone extremely close to me tested positive for HIV. He and the family had a counselor, however due to studying abroad I wasn't able to go through this with them. I feel helpless and lonely. I cannot sleep at night, waking up in panic attacks because I am scared of the worst that could happen to him and the effects it will have on the whole family. I guess I am just looking for resources, or anyone to talk to who has been/are going through this or similar situations. Please anything will be of help. Thanks.
ojo Hi Ketti...I think you can help this loveone, by getting yourself informed about the virus, there are some lesson in here, this site...your love one will be fine, maybe she/he may want to join us, it will make him/her feel better but, more importantly, he/she, will learn a lot and maybe even want to share his/her story...best of luck....hugs ojo
Good day everyone. So here is what happened, I visited the nearest treatment hub yesterday and spent the entire day with all the testings, consultations and such. I was able to meet new friends and even shared to them my story, I felt their compassion and sincerity, and its really diffrent when u have birds from the same flock.
ojo Hi lazyriver...yes, you will be fine flying, no lung problems, and Zack is right, I will not make any difference if you start treatment in one month, maybe even your cd4 will be higer, or lower, but you will be fine until then...only the meds will take care of your viral load before your soldiers (cd4) start incresing...if I may, just wsdh your hands, watch what you eat and where you eat...buying food from street vendors it is a no, no for you right now, also, have you gotten vaccinations, flu, pneumonia....I wish you the best and good luck in Manila...hugs ojo
« Last post by AlreadyTired on Yesterday at 08:12:04 PM »
I would say "constant contact" via emails, voicemails and lots of listening if you talk. This isn't about problem solving so much as it is a lifeline to hope. I was diagnosed in October and I brought only one person onto "my team" besides medical, other hivvers and my case worker. That one person was a dear friend and she lives 700 miles away. We chatted by text online every day until I joined the 21st century and began Skyping with her. Then I visibly cried and cried and cried. She actually flew to be with me and led me in guided breathing and relaxation. Wow, I can't believe the support from my dearest friend. I would say just try to be there and educate yourself on the importance of taking meds plus any other medical care so you can affirm these things. I believe peace will come to both of you. It's slowly coming my way.
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 07:57:29 PM »
1 week of each of Truvada, Norvir, Prezista remains
No... not even the meds do that. Only time. The meds will suppress your viral load, once that is under control your body will do the rest. Be patient, give it time, and your CD4 will rise.
Thanks Zach, but is it ok if I begin my medication next month? Shall I deteriorate for 1 month? What will happen?
AS what I mentioned, I havent started medication yet as the doctor is awaiting X-ray result and syphillis test. HE mentioned, he needs to have the result first before he can decide which medications to take. I also told him I will be flying back home and will be staying there for a month before coming back to start the medication.
Thanks guys. I glad I didn't either. Carl is a sweetheart for sure. and Bob was very nice also. Kind of makes me sad I'm moving away now. but least I know I have met some life long friends ...and Carl I felt the same way. it was like we have known each other a long time. anyway I will be looking forward to meeting the rest of you in Memphis.
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