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Go apply for Ryan White and if you don't qualify then maybe ADAP can help you.
Living With HIV / Re: Being Alone
« Last post by LiveWithIt on Today at 07:18:53 AM »
So I was out with friends tonight and paying wingman. They all went home with someone and I went home alone. As I was pulling into my garage I realized how this may be a part of my life now.  I don't live in some huge city where there are a ton of guys willing to date someone with HIV so I guess my fear is that I will send the rest of my life alone because I made a mistake one night a few months ago. Would love some thoughts and advice from others on how to deal with this fact.  I mean people virtually as friends is great, but I feel like my chance at any sort of intimacy is gone forever.

Consider moving to where there is a large gay or poz community.  I know Fort Lauderdale had a large gay poz population. I met all my friends/aquaiatces from a poz support group.   I've moved now so it will be harder, but sometimes you just have to make a change.  I may be alone forever, I have my two dogs, it is what it is. I'm a bit of a loner anyway. 
Off Topic Forum / Does anyone here live in the SW Florida Area
« Last post by LiveWithIt on Today at 07:14:17 AM »
I just moved to the Fort Myers area and am looking to meet people.
Estoy infectado? / PEP treatment
« Last post by Ñoelia on Today at 07:00:49 AM »
Hola buenos días estoy tomando el tratamiento PEP después de un contacto sexual de riesgo con mi pareja (el cual en su última analítica dio carga viral negativa <20), y ya voy por la cuarta semana, lo acabo el jueves que viene (estamos a sábado). Las dosis de truvada (tenosfovir) e isentress (raltegravir) me las tomo a las 10 de la mañana (truvada e isentresas) y a las 10 de la noche (isentress). Mi problema es que esta mañana me he quedado dormida y me lo he tomado a las 12. ¿Creeis que puede pasar algo grave?
Janssen is renowned for marketing  injectable extended release / depot antipsychotics
and now they are jumping on the HIV bandwagon. It’s all about the profit.
I will stick to my one pill a day scheme.
Research News & Studies / Re: Questions about Toxoplasmosis rates
« Last post by caveyuk on Today at 04:58:09 AM »
Half the worlds population is infected with toxoplasmosis.

Perhaps in areas with high prevalence there is a large cat population?
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Skating away on the thin ice of a new day!
« Last post by Miltonia15 on Today at 03:39:37 AM »
Hey Bsquared,

I was in a very similar situation to you. Knew all the risks involved with unprotected sex and still went ahead. I wasn't in a good place at that stage of my life and it was really no surprise that I became poz. I guess sometimes we learn things the hard way. I also had Syphilis that came with the HIV and had numerous symptoms that came with infection. Your CD4 is considered quite high and the meds should work very well to keep your numbers stable try starting out at 96!!!  :-[

In the meantime I wish you all the best, look at it as a new chapter in your life and I think soon there will be days where you won't even think about this illness. 
I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newbie
« Last post by Miltonia15 on Today at 03:28:12 AM »
Hi Spikey,

Welcome to the forum! Its never easy to deal with this whole HIV business, I'm sure all of us have gone through this at some time at our lives. You will not always feel this way and things will get better. I'm still having days where it really affects me mentally. Its all part of the process... sometimes I think of an illness is a blessing in disguise. You learn to take care of your body better. My best advice I can give you is stay positive listen to your doctors. You will feel like training and your energy levels will come back. It may take a while but believe me it will!
All the best and if you have any questions all of us have been with this illness and have lots of advice to share. In the meantime just take it one step at a time. All the best..
I would have liked to participate in studies to help others because my numbers were so good at diagnoses. I would have also liked to have seen what happened for a year or more and if my body could control the virus pretty well on its own. I didn't get a choice since I am pregnant. I feel better knowing I am less infectious to my husband and child. Also, I had all these knots in my back, that I thought were injuries to my muscles but now I am sure they were swollen lymph nodes, that are a whole lot less painful. I am still aware of them but I am thankful for the relief. They popped up at the same time that the lymph nodes in the back of my head and neck became swollen a little over a year ago and a few weeks before I think seroconversion occurred. My OB said she had never heard of that happening but I mapped the lymph nodes on graphs and that is where they were.
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