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31
Living With HIV / Re: That Sex Question
« Last post by MLSRiley on Today at 10:52:58 AM »
Thanks for posting this. I was curious about the same thing.

I'm on Truvada (the med also used FOR PrEP) as well as Tivicay. I was wondering since I'm already poz and taking the drug already given for PrEP and I'm undetectable and adamant about taking my meds, what my *real* risk would be to a potential partner if we decided to have unprotected sex?

Additionally, is it more difficult to give HIV to a partner if the HIV+ person is female and the HIV- person is male and we engage in unprotected vaginal sex? I heard it is more difficult for the guy to get HIV this way than say, a bottom engaging in anal sex.

Anyone with any info? I'm a trans guy. As such, I'm HIV+ and I engage in receptive vaginal sex. What is my risk, unprotected, to a male partner that may penetrate me vaginally?
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Living With HIV / Re: Anyone Here Have An Annuity?
« Last post by intaglio on Today at 09:10:25 AM »
Short answer: it depends on the company you plan to go with.

Long answer: retirement annuities are the worst way to move a pension benefit from your employer to yourself. Mostly because once you move the lump sum you receive into an annuity, the principle doesn't grow. If you are a year away from retirement, shrinkage from inflation will not be noticeable once you trigger payments.

If you are ten years away from retirement, you lose ten years of potential growth of that lump sum payout because the money has been parked in the annuity. The insurance company will invest your money and they will reap the benefit, not you.

Over the life of your retirement, your money loses power because your payment doesn't keep up with inflation. Self-directed investment can grow and keep pace with inflation. Of course, if you only plan to live a year or two after you retire, then inflation wearing down your spending power isn't a concern.  :P

If your employer is moving pension management off their books and onto the employees, you're better off exploring all options that allow the lump sum to grow between now and when you retire and continue to grow in retirement.

A competent financial planner can show you all ways to invest your pension proceeds and their potential risk. Frankly I like index funds tied to the stock market if you have a few years to play.
33
Forums Gatherings / Re: Arrival itineraries
« Last post by thunter34 on Today at 08:09:15 AM »
Alright, hoors.

I'm loading up the car in prep for the drive to Memphis.  I should get there around 4 or 5.

34
Forums Gatherings / Re: I thought you girls should know about this.
« Last post by initforlife on Today at 07:49:26 AM »
BBQ  should be eaten on a bun  piled with slaw on top. with a big glass of sweet tea to wash it all down.. That's the southern way!
35
Estoy infectado? / Re: Miedo, elisa temprano!
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 07:42:06 AM »
No vamos a hacer una otra ronda sobre sintomas y miedos sobre una situacion sin riesgo.

Sus sintomas son algo a discurtir con su doctor. Tambien quizas sera bueno a discurtir la situacion son un terapeuta. No hay baso en la ciencia del VIH a creer el VIH es la problema. Y por supuesto nada en sus sintomas es el VIH especifico.

Este es mi ultima comentario. Si vuelves otra vez sobre la misma situacion vas a ver su acceso aqui bloquado.   
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Forums Gatherings / Re: I thought you girls should know about this.
« Last post by Dachshund on Today at 07:40:16 AM »
the Bar B Que is gluten free...the bun is not.  It should not be eaten with bread in the first place!

Gary

^Heresy
37
Estoy infectado? / Re: Inmensamente preocupado, por favor leelo.
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 07:36:30 AM »
No, su saliva tiene mas que doce elementos y proteinas cuales son muy efectivo contra la transmicion del VIH fiable.

Mi respuesta queda el mismo. Estas sin riesgo.

Tiene que entender si continuas regresando sobre la misma situacion sin riesgo, vas a ver su acceso al foro bloquado por 28 dias. Vd. no tenia un riesgo por el VIH. Punto.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Inmensamente preocupado, por favor leelo.
« Last post by Anonimo_90 on Today at 06:48:57 AM »
Ahhh valeee gracias,  y aunque tuviera una herida en la lengua seria igual de imposible el contagio? 
39
I've been on Egrifta for all of a week now. I'm also diabetic and I haven't yet noticed any surges in my blood sugars.
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Living With HIV / Re: Long term Atripla users (a question).
« Last post by bocker3 on Today at 05:24:07 AM »
I've been taking Atripla for close to 10 years -- well started with Sustiva and Truvada before they combined them into one pill.

I think it's the Truvada that causes the flatuence -- although it hasn't done that to me too much.

M
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