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Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy en riesgo?
« Last post by Alo on Yesterday at 03:12:26 PM »
Hola Sr Andy, no estoy circuncidado y mi prepucio es un poco estrecho, a veces se me irrita, no es riesgo? Espero no preguntar mas! Gracias por su ayuda
Am I Infected? / Re: Wondering if I might have contracted HIV
« Last post by ConcernedLad on Yesterday at 03:01:42 PM »
Can I also ask you a question? On here I read that sero conversion happens between 22 days and 6 weeks but other places on the web say differently??

I know I am not seroconverting or anything but im just curious about it?
Hey, me again!
I forgot to ask yesterday is there any issue with drinking while on stribild? I don't drink much anyway but I am curious.
While i am on the subject, what about smoking weed?
Estoy infectado? / Re: Ayuda por favor
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 01:37:48 PM »
De nada. Vive su vida bien ahora.
Positive Women / Re: Girlie online friendship & support group
« Last post by lupetto on Yesterday at 01:36:31 PM »
Hey girls, so good to hear from you!

Lasthope, birthday by the beach sounds lovely! Over here we are still freezing in the cold temperatures but I expect that to change very soon. I'm glad you are having such nice plans and don't let this turmoil you're going through dictate your whole life. Keep that up! :) What's going on in your life otherwise?

Yellabee, I'm also looking forward to getting to know you better! :) How have you been? How is your baby boy doing? Is he your first child or do you have others too? I would imagine you are quite busy with everything being a mother brings along. I'm always happy to hear when an HIV+ woman gets a healthy baby like you did. I remember when I was first diagnosed I immediately started to cry that I can never have a child. I heard right there and then that it's not true and there's no reason to think that way but it was still something I battled with for a while. I don't have any kids but that's because the father candidates have been lousy ones ;) Now I'm starting to think I'll never have kids of my own but I think I'm fine with that.

I'm really glad to see you guys posting here and hope we can support each other and just share our thoughts about whatever's on our mind. Like now I really want to have some chocolate, I think I deserve that on a Saturday... :P Take care everyone!
Living With HIV / Re: Newby on Forum
« Last post by sohotoronto on Yesterday at 01:20:53 PM »
Currently I am trying meditation. Reduced hours is in the back of my mind, but I think I want to test drive my doctors suggestion. I want to hold on to benefits in case they find something on the journey that they are taking me through. It is just that some days (weeks) is hard to push through.
Am I Infected? / Re: blisters scratch wound in testicular
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 01:09:23 PM »
Ok joe, but what about my scratch wounds/blister on my testicle who had direct contacted with vaginal mucus fluid or secretion vaginal?

HIV is not transmitted in that way.  If you had a large open wound that was bleeding, then maybe, but you did not, so no risk at all.

Living With HIV / Re: Newby on Forum
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 01:05:09 PM »
Well there you go you are taking concrete steps.
I used sleeping pills when I needed them. Still do sometimes. All is fine. I suppose not everyone has the same addition risk when using these drugs.
Can you have psychotherapy? This might help and also I might suggest that psychotherapy combined with a reduction of hours might be the ticket. Therapy would help prevent "just looking at the walls".  ;D
Living With HIV / Re: Newby on Forum
« Last post by sohotoronto on Yesterday at 12:59:17 PM »
All thanks for the repsose

I have both a GP and a HIV specialist, and they are both aware of the situation. They are take me through a step by step review of what the issues are. They both agree that for where I am right now, I should use sleeping pills to make sure that I get a base level of sleep. (They feel it is better to step me down from a possible sleeping pill addiction than my previous situation of not getting more than 2 hours of continuous sleep.)

With regards to hours he is suggesting that I try to work from home one day a week, to see if that helps with the fatigue factor.

I guess I am at the wall of feeling sick all the time and just want to get on with life. I thought of suggesting time off but I am concerned, that it would just leave me staring at four walls but not resolving the core situation.
Off Topic Forum / Re: California is Running Dry
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 12:56:14 PM »
Hey thanks for that info Ted.
I didn't know California was a meat and dairy state! I though it was fruits and vegetables mostly.
Maybe the us can do more like Europe and start shifting production of certain foods to places it makes the most sense ecologically as well as for the profit of the food companies.
Local is great but if there's no water for a cattle ranch whats the point?
Not that Europe has this all figured out. Still pisses me off when I see so many hot house veges from Netherlands... I mean, I never think of netherlands as all that sunny so they got to be doing this with lights!?
Good luck with the idea of shifting diets based on ecology!  Sounds like big-gov or worse commie pinko talk.  :o  I think you'll have to pry hamburgers out of the cold dead hands for some people.
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