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Off Topic Forum / Re: It takes 2 . . . well, three maybe
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 12:10:36 PM »
Being a "morning person", I've tried getting him UP all morning but he's insisting he's tired from all that driving.  WELL, I feel just fine and rested....lol

Off Topic Forum / Re: cyber monday
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 12:07:35 PM »
  give me a good deal on a hunk of meat and I am happy .

OH, the ole college try.  :)  Being too happy with hunks of meat is what garnered me admission to this club.
Forums Gatherings / Re: unofficial, when two gather
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 12:00:57 PM »
I was thinking about all you Georgia peeps while I was on Hilton Head Island.  We drove to Savannah to do some shopping.  I'm actually tired of antique malls. 
You made this decision without sound medical advice and now wants assistance judging the risks associated with that decision even after consulting your doctor? 

If you're medically qualified and knowledgeable enough to make these determinations then I don't see how these forums can adequately address your concerns.  Taking control of your treatment does not dictate that you make unsound decisions but rather that you work with a qualified doctor to address your concerns before you make risky decisions.
I've had a resistance test done since and it says I now have one minor mutation for dauranavir.

A resistance test can not be done if the virus is undetectable.

When the resistance test was done your VL would have been high enough to perform that test.
Here that test is performed and considered valuable if VL > 500

Any way, the 2 days you 'missed' DTV, you were still on Truvada, so, there is no chance the virus would have picked up to replicative levels in such a short time .

Yes... resistance may occur in the process of going off treatment, as you let the virus replicate and at the same time, you have sub-level drug in your system.
In the SMART trials, for people stopping on a PI, as you did, this occured 1-2 % of patients.
Living With HIV / Re: The Results Are IN! and they are bitter sweet....
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 11:47:47 AM »
High grade dysplasia needs aggressively treated before it becomes cancer.  My AIN III results dictated that I immediately have invasive surgery to remove them.  Once they actually become cancerous, it can spread to the healthy tissue outside of the mass then you're in worse situation.

My doctor doesn't trust the anal pap smears and recommends HRA for all his at risk patients and those over 50.  I'm fortunate that I didn't follow the recommended guidelines because I wouldn't have even had one yet.  ;) 
I would like to take a moment to apologize to all of you for skewing the average upwards.

 ;D  I was a complete little tramp in my youth but I actually skewed the average downwards.  I might have tried to achieve that goal, but I don't know 20,000 people let alone 20,000 men that I'd actually sleep with.  Perhaps half of that amount.
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 11:26:47 AM »
Have a great vacation Mark.  Maybe I'm just getting old but I'm finding vacations are more work and stressful than just staying home.  :) 

Hoping everyone has a great holiday season and can temporarily put on hold all the woes we struggle with regularly.

David, hope you have a great visit with the family.

Being in a relationship with someone my age who is negative hit home the realities of this virus over the last week.  Trying to keep up with his energy level exhausted me and I tried to downplay it.  We've done several little excursion jaunts since being together and it's quite draining.

I'm going to have to be honest with him shortly that I don't have the ability to continue this course. 

And to top it all off, my OADAP expires December 31st.  I think this is probably my 10th case manager in a few shorts years and she is now on maternity leave.  She gave me the contact information for the person who will be covering her case load.  Yet to receive contact back.  I emailed the case manager supervisor just to CMA that I've been trying to complete everything.

So I have about 3 weeks of meds left with expiring OADAP and my insurance changing Jan 1st.  I already see where this train is heading and have given my doctor's office a "heads up".

OH, and I've been on my best behavior for the longest time and have already warned the other Greg that I plan on letting loose at our Company Christmas party this evening.  :)  Hoping to convince him to drink a little so we can have raunchiness later tonight like we did in the early years. :o
I would like to take a moment to apologize to all of you for skewing the average upwards.
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 11:09:48 AM »
Happy Holidays to you Mark ! . Enjoy your trip and recharge your batteries or discharge them, that can be fun too ! 
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