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Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: I've Done It This Time
« Last post by mitch777 on Yesterday at 04:01:35 PM »

I've been so busy this week with doc appointments and getting ready for Thanksgiving so have been slow in catching up here.

I hope the Keflex does the trick. Please continue to be good to yourself.

And btw... you made my day too talking the other day!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Love you sweetie.

Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Worry about my blood results
« Last post by la-hir on Yesterday at 03:48:26 PM »
Thank you very much bocker. Help a lot!
Do you know why that take sometimes so long time to get UD??Most peoples on Stribild has been UD in few weeks.

It may sound a bit silly or odd but, I have kind of red patch on my hand.
It is red and over has been little tiny blisters.
This patch developed after my diagnosis.
Dr wasn't bothered about it at all, but I have it until I started my medication...
almost 3 months then.
It mostly clear out after starting medication. Just the red patch stays there.
Initially before my last blood I had flu and this patch has been again covered with tiny blisters... they cleaned few days after this flu.
I wander if that is somehow connected with my viral load.
I hope it doesn't sound silly... anyway- it is what it is...

Thank you all of you for support! appreciate that guys! Lots of love!
Forums Gatherings / Re: Locations for AMG 2015
« Last post by Dan0 on Yesterday at 03:39:30 PM »
Well, of course, Portland! 
Living With HIV / Re: Smoking, COPD & HIV
« Last post by bocker3 on Yesterday at 03:21:30 PM »
Not smoking is one of the easiest things you can do for your health. Once you are past quitting and withdrawal it costs nothing and takes no effort. It also increases the size of the dating pool.

I'm hoping you didn't really mean that it is easy to quit and takes no effort to quit??
Quitting smoking is one of the HARDEST things that I have ever done.  It isn't just about getting past the physical withdrawal, that is fairly easy -- I did it dozens of times.  It's the mental side of smoking that makes it so insidious.  I know people who quit for years and started up again.
I am an alcoholic and quitting drinking was 100x "easier" for me than quitting smoking (though I never would have quit smoking if I hadn't quit drinking).
So, yes, it's one of the BEST things you can do for you health, but there ain't a blessed thing easy about it and it takes tremendous effort.

I Just Tested Poz / Re: ...and the virus spreads
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 03:16:50 PM »

      ojo    Hi Richie, welcome....Its good you know your are hiv+, now you can treat yourself....I'm glad you bf is supporting you, you will be fine as long and you take your meds....I, like Ted, Im not sure if its a good idea start a treatment that is going to be switched next month, let's see if some other  members can give us more opinions, you'll be ok,if you wait for the treatment the doctor plans to give you next month, after seeing the genotype test results, your numbers are good, good luck...hugs    ojo
Forums Gatherings / Re: Locations for AMG 2015
« Last post by Jody on Yesterday at 02:56:28 PM »

(Santa Fe or a cruise would be my other 2 choices- sorry for cheating). :)

Jody :) :) :)
This debate is over.

Who is still debating this?

Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Dropping Sustiva?
« Last post by zach on Yesterday at 02:13:36 PM »
your call, i'm not advocating either way
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Dropping Sustiva?
« Last post by allanq on Yesterday at 02:11:08 PM »

I know that Sustiva has been a big problem for many people because of its psychological side effects. However, that has not been a problem for me. I do suffer from anxiety and depression, but that predates my HIV infection by many years, and it is no worse than it's ever been been. Actually, lately I've been doing pretty good with the anxiety and depression.


Off Topic Forum / Re: Any Las Vegas Residents?
« Last post by weasel on Yesterday at 02:04:08 PM »
downtown is great I went last night 3 live bands for free had t bone steak and lobster with sides for 9 bucks and gambled and broke even on cash but drank 10 bucks of free drinks. good night but today has been less productive than usual lol

vegas is great for very cheap and good food at casinos 16 oz prime rib 5 bucks all over town steak and lobster 9 bucks most local casinos rack of 16oz ribs 6 bucks. breakfast for steak and eggs is 3 bucks most places! they expect you to go for the food and spend money gambling

     Back in the day the Buffets were   25 cents for breakfast , 75 cents for dinner  :)

     Last Summer I sat in front of a slot machine waiting for a free shot of Vodka , that shot cost me $40.oo
      Our house  had a view of the Stratosphere Tower , We could see all of the strip & Downtown
     fireworks from our balcony ,   I miss it so much .

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