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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Complera vs Atripla
« Last post by Dan0 on Yesterday at 11:39:53 AM »
I would suspect there is something else going on. I made the switch from Atripla to Stribild with no change of anything other than pill color. Friend of mine did the same thing with Complera. No effect.

Not saying the headache isn't but it just sounds odd to have a fever AND and headache....and one being related to the meds. I think they're both associated but with something outside the pill. With your previous regimen your body has adjusted to a lot of medication already.

Flu season! 'Drink your juice, Shelby!'
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Complera vs Atripla
« Last post by JustSmile01 on Yesterday at 11:36:07 AM »
Are you sure your not just sick with a cold/flu? Complera can cause headaches but not fever. I'd ask your doctor--switching doesn't seem like it would cause this. Good news--you can always go back but I would see first about it being you rather than the medicine first.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here comes Ebola....yikes!!!
« Last post by Dan0 on Yesterday at 11:34:09 AM »
We just got our multiple page email from headquarters on how to react to the 'Ebola Threat', recognize travelers, safeguard employees. I haven't even read it yet but suppose I should since knowing the originator, somehow we'll be tested on the material. Sheesh!  this on the heels of the edict that all locations immediately purchase hand sanitizer under the guise of the coming flu season.

I suspect this is only the start and am fairly sure that someone will come up to me in the next week and either point someone out who is traveling they suspect of having Ebola or they will say THEY may have Ebola.

Years ago Ebola was kind of big news ...maybe 15 or 20? Sure enough, some foreign traveler vomited and was certain that he had it.  'I HAVE EBOLA!' He wailed for the whole area to hear.  Apparently, his vomit was kind of bloody. Never mind that he just ate a steak he demanded be essentially raw when delivered (ugh), it was Ebola. Looks like I need to get ready for round 2.

Same thing with West Nile Virus.
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Also.  Vote YES on Amendment 2.  FL needs to get on board already and stop treating people wrong.
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Living With HIV / Re: HRC backs Prep
« Last post by Miss Philicia on Yesterday at 11:28:54 AM »
I think, unfortunately, PrEP will be somewhat confined to middle/upper-middle class urban/suburban and probably "blue state" populations for the time being  -- and as Andy's example's show those patients even in such areas that have doctors with progressive attitudes. Maybe for a decade at least, before it begins to filter down to other groups, with the exception of pilot programs that enable access due to grant funding and that target disadvantaged populations.

I mean, we have entire swathes of the South that don't even have ACA expanded Medicaid yet and here we are discussing PrEP -- it's kind of twisted if you think of the poor black woman in the backwoods of Mississippi that can't even get to her HIV doctor because she has no access even to dependable transportation much less HIV medications. We are dealing with medical inequality in this country that is like having Denmark and Honduras in one country. It's disgraceful.
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Living With HIV / Re: HRC backs Prep
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 11:11:36 AM »
...and it's not a minute too soon. The more PREP passes into the the language and into widespread acceptance and use the better. It's a great addition to the F**K Smarter tool kit.

The medical establishment is by no means totally on board at this point. I went to a Prep Rally for Women panel at Roosevelt Hospital last week. It was powerful to hear some of the stories. One woman who asked her doc in SF for Prep because she wanted to get pregnant by her HIV+ husband. The doctor refused, said she thought it was immoral and said she wouldn't treat the patient any longer if she proceeded. The woman patient said she was going ahead, she did get Prep and now has a healthy two year old son. Oh, and the doctor who refused was a woman.

A lot of education is needed around this issue. And women are still hugely neglected in the epidemic.



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I Just Tested Poz / Re: First numbers after starting meds!
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 11:08:58 AM »
Poz, good for you, man! Just keep going. And that drinking lots of water is important for keeping your kidneys in good shape and just in general for cleansing.

Happy for you.
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Hello Nancy.

What an appalling attack on you and your Partner, extraordinary given the Police had access to your legal status.

The differences in amounts the Police put out will only help your case.

I wish you everything in your task to bring to heal this Fascist Policing.

Please keep us all informed and if its helpful for us to write in support please let us know.

All the citizens off your Police area must be concerned there Policing is ignoring the Laws and wasting there budject playing War Games against non attacking citizens , I am sure your area has legitimate crime that could use the money spent on attacking you as a military target.

Cowardly on top off squandering resources and breaking the law.

Michael
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Am I Infected? / Re: Male Massage Risk
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 10:56:26 AM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long since your last forum visit or the subject matter . You can go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here.

You have not a risk for HIV and do not need to test over this specific incident . HIV and std testing is something all sexually active people need to do so if you have a fear of testing please tell her doctor and they can recommend counseling .

There are MANY places in Southern California to test for HIV so use Google for testing in your area or try this tool ... http://directory.poz.com/

 
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here comes Ebola....yikes!!!
« Last post by Miss Philicia on Yesterday at 10:48:26 AM »
***BREAKING***  ::) ::) ::) :-X

SOURCE

Ebola hysteria sweeps US schools: Teacher who visited Dallas told not to come to work as hundreds of Mississippi parents pull kids school because principal visited Zambia... 3,000 miles from countries hit by the disease

*** ALSO *** (NOT TO BE OUTDONE)

SOURCE

Ebola hysteria in Dallas as train station is closed after woman who had stayed at 'patient zero' apartment complex spat on platform
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