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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here comes Ebola....yikes!!!
« Last post by drewm on Yesterday at 09:25:29 AM »
As soon as one of us Texans get the Ebola we just ship them off to you yanks. Problem solved.

Well, obviously Wills as the Texas healthcare system seems to be akin to a third world country. JK  ???
Would kidney damage from 6 years of HIV be rare?  Were your kidneys in good shape, when you were diagnosed?

The CDC looked into it in a study restricted to :
- patients with NO impairment at baseline
- use of Tenofovir

this is comented here:

conclusion are

The CDC's Adult/Adolescent Spectrum of Disease database (abstract 779) collected safety information on 11,362 HIV positive individuals without pre-existing kidney disease. Here, the rates of kidney impairment among patients taking tenofovir were 35.1%, 6.4%, and 2.6%, respectively, for mild, moderate, and severe dysfunction. Tenofovir use increased the overall risk of kidney impairment by 60%, although there was no significant association with severe impairment. Kidney problems were associated with older age (over 50 years), lower CD4 cell count, diabetes, high blood pressure, and anemia.

The CDC's abstract can be found here:

A European study finds about the same number

Definition of renal impairment
Any: GFR decline to <90 mL/min
Mild: GFR decline to between 60-89 mL/min
Moderate: GFR decline to between 30-59 mL/
and severe less than 30

I guess people can live with mild impairement

Moderate and severe remained rare...
Am I Infected? / Re: A sexual intercourse with transexual ladyboy
« Last post by Morrisonjohn on Yesterday at 08:22:01 AM »
Thank you very much, Joe. Much appreciated mate. Keep up the good work guys, you are doing a really beneficial thing here!

One more question if I may ask. Another concern of mine is that she was in fact a ladyboy with the vagina reconstruction surgery, didn't know how well the surgical wound healed (basically her twinkle cave was an outie). Does that make any difference or increase chances of the infection?

Thank you in advance!
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: An on-going thread
« Last post by Theyer on Yesterday at 07:49:56 AM »
Hi everyone.

Forgive the absence, things all got very aides and when I was not at the Hos petal I was preparing to get there.

Since Oct 12 been battling a chest infection , scared each time I woke up it would have developed to Phewmonia .

Bone Density Scan was very disappointing so what with all that and having a differcult time getting appointments fixed with Denistry and the Nuero people I am feeling a bit batterred and bruised.

However a head not having a temp gives a deal of clarity, about to take the dog for a walk .first one since Oct 11 , hope very much this is not just a blip but the beginning off a period off "health" that will mean all appointments attended and consistency in my hassling down the appointments the Docs say they want but there booking admin people just do not have space in diary to give.

Think I have caught up on all your developments . has not been the best off times dear doughty fighters has it , though Harley ,s news sounds tantalizing

Mitch i am assuming tenions on the home front are to do with medium term long term plans past discussed and not something new.Please correct if wrong , hope they work out well though.

Betty I am entering a period off Pain control change though the important difference in my situation ,  I am in full agreement and it is not being imposed on me.

Basically I am looking at all possible reasons for my blackouts as this is what leads to the broken bones and one year plus spent trying to repair them.

I am getting angry at the difference in response from medicos during calamity times and when the calamity has passed. Reason being the reason for the calamity remains the same during both times as I am still having prolonged periods off being wobbly and seconds off time un consions so the same Danger times for Breaking something.

Your big Thanksgiving shindig is approaching so I wish you well so all off that, any how the Walk awaits much love everyone and how are you doing Jeff? and Miss P am I right in thinking you have started Pain Meds ?

Anyway love to all from me

Early voting begins tomorrow morning @ 7:00 am, here in Pinellas County, Florida. We're going to vote early and often !  :P  We"ll vote at the Courthouse, in downtown Clearwater.


Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: Complera vs Atripla
« Last post by st_77 on Yesterday at 05:44:40 AM »
my firt day with Complera :
fever, great Headache  :(

i don't know if switching was a good think maybe
Off Topic Forum / Re: Here comes Ebola....yikes!!!
« Last post by mecch on Yesterday at 05:15:21 AM »
There are few issues more bountiful than Ebola and Isis in the public discourse,
maybe add "Seal the Borders".  Ebola and Isis are both fear-based and fear fuels media profits and motivates voters?

As we all know, the situation in Iraq, Turkey, Syria and the situation in western Africa are catastrophes that are escalating terrifyingly.... 

Maybe its too difficult, too heavy, to talk about those complex crisis, so by accident and human nature we displace, and get scared about things like a few cases in the US, situation a little scary but not fundamentally (yet, that is..). Plus cynical media and politicians don't really care - whatever serves their purposes is good.
I Just Tested Poz / Re: A new challenge in life
« Last post by cupidsbwter on Yesterday at 05:09:07 AM »
I will get you a copy of that article. PM to me your email.

MR Mecch i PM you my email id few days ago. thanks for offering to help me.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Culture Notes cinecastsyougotacee PRIDE.
« Last post by Theyer on Yesterday at 05:06:57 AM »

Hopefully this is the linky as Miss P calls it
Am I Infected? / Exposure Incident - Very scared indeed, pls help:
« Last post by callingit on Yesterday at 04:56:01 AM »
Would appreciate your honest thoughts on the risk level of a very stupid mistake made yesterday. Sex with a now known hiv positive ladyboy sex worker, acts:

- Mutual masturbation without condom, precum on both penises, may have been transferred on hands.
- Rubbing of penis shaft and heads together possible, precum exchange on urethra.
- rubbing of her penis head without condom on outside of my anus. (I have a mild hemorrhoid on outer anus, not bleeding i dont think)
- Receptive anal sex with condom from her/him into me, no breakage. (i put her condom for her on she put penis in me)
- Penetrative anal sex from me into her/him with condom no breakage.
- She on top, me in her, she rip her condom off with her hands and ejaculate on my stomach.
- I then pull out of her, rip my condom off with my hand and ejaculate on her stomach.
- Mutual cold water shower, who knows what fluids got washed around where.

I then found out that she is HIV positive!!!!!!!!!!

Got to doctor and got put on Efavirenz & Duviral, took 2 duviral & 1 effavirenz to start 11 hours after incident.

Now very worried indeed, seriously anxious, started feeling side effects last night. Please can you tell me what your thoughts are on:

1) What the level of my risk was.
2) Is there anything further I can do to help ensure I'm clean and clear? (vitamins, supplements etc)
3) Any advice to calm down a very very anxious mind. Feel like i'm just on complete hold till i result either way.

Thanks in advance.
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