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Living With HIV / Re: Heavy partying and consequences
« Last post by LiveWithIt on Today at 09:56:55 AM »
I love to go to parties, I hate when people call doing drugs partying.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly diagnosed after PEP
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 09:38:09 AM »
Also, I have a few more questions about HIV, and I don't know where I should post them. One concerns me very much, and I'm hoping that I may ask it here. I'm short with a very small/thin body frame...with my diagnosis, do I have to start going to the gym to bulk up? I have a fast metabolism, so I've always been super thin. 5'4", barely 110lbs. I see so many articles about wasting and lipodystrophy that I can't help but be concerned  :-\

Exercise as we all know does a body good but you should not expect it to impact on your prognosis one way or the other . If an HIV diagnosis is a wake up call to take care of ourselves a little better in general then go for it .

Lipo issues are not nearly as common with the new meds and take years to manifest if at all so you should not be worried even a little bit with this aspect of living with HIV at this point in your diagnosis ... most likely you will never suffer those side effects treatment, very unlikely . 
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for irish, from init, with some tech support from zach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFH1OUFpYbs

(i am ashamed i had anything to do with this, i'm sorry granny)

and another one for yall trying to get bamacare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GQYHOYC_1s

Too funny . I had to share on FB .
34
Off Topic Forum / Re: Ferguson MO
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 09:25:22 AM »
Ugh ... not sure if I am comfortable with bocker and I agreeing on something but since I'm a glass half full guy I will say its about damn time LOL .

We all know it, the issues that lead to many of these story's are layer upon layer of economic and social issues and unless those issues are addressed the tazer vs gun debate is worth having but is a band-aid solution at best .   
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Thank You Zach.  Granny would understand!
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly diagnosed after PEP
« Last post by prismatic on Today at 09:15:47 AM »
Also, I have a few more questions about HIV, and I don't know where I should post them. One concerns me very much, and I'm hoping that I may ask it here. I'm short with a very small/thin body frame...with my diagnosis, do I have to start going to the gym to bulk up? I have a fast metabolism, so I've always been super thin. 5'4", barely 110lbs. I see so many articles about wasting and lipodystrophy that I can't help but be concerned  :-\
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for irish, from init, with some tech support from zach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFH1OUFpYbs

(i am ashamed i had anything to do with this, i'm sorry granny)

and another one for yall trying to get bamacare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GQYHOYC_1s
38
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly diagnosed after PEP
« Last post by prismatic on Today at 09:11:10 AM »
Thanks, boys <3

I seriously appreciate all the support. I forgot to update because I've been trying to take it all in. I'm awaiting the final blood work from my ID doctor. I also informed the boy I've been seeing, and he freaked out...which is understandable. I told him that I like him a lot and that he needs to get tested. I wouldn't feel right going on vacation with him, having sex (now with condoms), and knowing that I showed up as reactive to an antigen test.

So far, I'm happy I told this boy, as well as my best friend. As far as my Mom goes, I believe that can wait, right? I feel like I should say something once I start treatment and am much more knowledgable about this virus.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Ferguson MO
« Last post by bocker3 on Today at 08:57:52 AM »
Im am not defending anyone because all the facts have not come out as of yet ... The cops pull up and have no way of knowing what kind of weapon the guy had . If I were a police officer I would not go into a situation like this with a taser drawn instead of a gun . The incident unfolded in 23 seconds and there was no time for discussion of a back up plan . Sadly this is a case of a mentally ill person who brought a knife to gun fight .

I wonder how many more cases like these is it going to take to get a meaningful discussion going on how first responders should handle these situations and I also wonder how many police officers will be killed because they are afraid to defend themselves. I have known a few police officers that were good cops and I know how some of them had allot of anxiety every day due to the high crime areas they were assigned to police . I have a first cousin who is a police chief in a small town and in the last year he had to shoot and kill a man he stopped when the guy shot at him through the back window of his car when he was approaching the vehicle.   

Exactly -- it is very easy to use hindsight and say someone should have done "this" or "that", but in the moment, the talking heads are NOT there.  I come from a family of cops - dad retired as a Police Commander in my home town, my older brother was a cop for 13 yrs, my step-brother is in his 20-something year as a cop. 
Are there bad cops -- sure, just like in any profession. 

There have been many news reports in the last few years where family members have called the police because a family member was having a psychotic episode only to have their family member shot and killed and in many of these situations it was pretty clear the police could have retreated and waited the situation out instead of using deadly force .

Yes -- until the suspect hurts/kills someone else (which can take a split-second) -- then it's all -- "why did the cops stand there and do nothing". 

I would NEVER want to be a cop - - they are often damned if they do and damned if they don't.

Mike
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly diagnosed after PEP
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 08:55:43 AM »
Its important to update this thread, especially in light of the fact you/we are concerned with the impact it might have on other people who struggle with testing and trust in the science behind it .   
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