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Forums Gatherings / Re: Arrival itineraries
« Last post by minismom on Today at 01:16:40 PM »
Nothing like leaving things 'til the last minute...sorry

Miss Mini and I (and maybe Hubby) will be arriving by car on Thursday evening -10 hoiur drive- and leaving Monday morning.  This all. Miss M talks about.


De nada y muchas gracias.
Living With HIV / Re: Worst Birthday Ever!
« Last post by yhizoyhizo85 on Today at 12:35:58 PM »
Hello Joe...my heart and prayers goes to you,hang in there.
Muchas gracias Señor Andy, que Dios lo bendiga,
Am I Infected? / Re: Am i infected
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 12:20:42 PM »
Jeff has made it as clear as possible that you did not have a risk for HIV transmission.

If you can't get over  your HIV jitters you can 1) get tested at 3 months strictly for your peace of mind and collect the inevitable negativo result and/or 2) see a therapist to discuss why you are holding on to this totally unwarranted fear.

There's nothing more we can do for you in this setting. Get on with your life.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Tengo algun riesgo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 12:18:03 PM »
Por supuesto una otra situacion sin riesgo por el VIH.

No vamos a empezar una otra ronda con Vd. de dudas y miedos sobre situaciones sin riesgo. Vd. puede entender desde mis comentarios previos como puede quedar el VIH negativo.

Si no puede terminar sus miedos sobre el VIH vaya Vd. a un terapeuta a discurtir su problema. No puedo asistar Vd. con esa problema aqui.

Ahora su acceso al foro estas bloquado por 28 dias. El VIH no es su problema.


Vaya Vd. a un terapeuta si no puede terminando pensando de este.
Estoy infectado? / Re: sexo con prostituta.
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 12:13:35 PM »
Quizas que su situacion es dificil pero la problema no es el VIH. Punto.
Estoy infectado? / Re: sexo con prostituta.
« Last post by santos2015 on Today at 12:11:34 PM »
Gracias por todo andy. Pido disculpas si he sido Insistente en el tema pero la situacion que estoy pasando es difícil. Mil bendiciones para ti andy. Que Ayudas a las personas con este.problema.
Am I Infected? / Re: Am i infected
« Last post by Amiinfected on Today at 12:06:21 PM »

Are you very sure that i do not have a risk of contracting HIV? I know you have answered but still i am trying to get a peace of mind? Do i need testing?
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Changing things up...
« Last post by rondrond on Today at 12:01:53 PM »
....a little....then a lot....

On my birthday, I got a stomach virus. Didn't think too much of it until the water department sent a notice that some water got through that had not been properly...treated.

After a week of that, I was pooped(literally) and had no energy for anything. And it rained and rained and rained and rained.....

Before my birthday, I was gung ho on getting ready with spring and summer and actually listened to "Scotty" and weeded and feeded my lawn.

When the rain finally stopped, about two weeks later....I had some serious grass growing so I got out the lawn mower and got busy.

As if to show support for my efforts, a beam of sun broke through the clouds and shone.....right on me...I mean....it seemed to follow me wherever I went.

I got real hot...I was drinking water.....I must have downed 2 litres in 2 hours and finally I finished the front yard. As I was heading for the garage, I felt I real hot rush from my back and up my rectum...

..odd...but back pain is nothing new.....but that heat flash was new....I suddenly had the greatest urge to pee...went inside and it welled up and nothing came out....

A familiar cramping crawled up my side...I am not a novice to kidney stones and sure enough I passed a kidney stone the next day with a new twist.....three blood clots...

The services at the Health Dept and my GP have been very unsatisfactory lately, and I had just had labs done the second week of March with her crowing how EvErything looked perfect.....

..yet somehow, I thought that if I was that close to having a kidney stone something should have shown up in all that blood they keep pulling out of me.

There is an organization called Healing Wings that most of my friends use, so I decided to shop around and see what if I was missing out on anything.

Just like "just" looking for a new car......BOom.....I was suddenly signing up and changing my services.....

Why? Because while the Health Dept was ONLY interested in my HIV, and my GP was supposed to take care of everything else....it just wasn't working out....especially since they are both with Tarrant County....yet never shared any info on me.....

....which, I thought they had been doing all along.

Healing Wings...my HIV doctor would also be my GP....saving me a copay right off the bat.....and they have a thing called My Chart which I can log in and see my medical records and my test results......without having to wait weeks to schedule with Dr's and having to pay more copays.

They took 15 vials of blood......and first things first.....I had my literally first UTI from the kidney stone.....I just thought with the blood clots added to the mix, that I was taking a little more time to recover.....

But when I peed, the bottom of my feet hurt so bad, that my toes curled....Mom and Katie immediately diagnosed UTI and I had to eat some humble pie as every time they had contracted a UTI ...I had obviously NOT given them the proper "respect" due for what they were going through.....

Another couple of weeks trying to get some strength up while the grass grows again....I mowed half of the back yard yesterday....

Today, I rest from yardwork as Katie is in the hospital again with cellulitis...severe...and I plan on visiting her this afternoon. It behooves me that she is under 24/7 at a Nursing Facility and she had to go by ambulance to the hospital for something that she has been complaining about for more than 2 weeks.

OH yeah....I am taking Nevirapine, Lamivudine, Abacavir, Isentress and at the end of my intake at Healing Wings, Dr asked me why I was taking so many medications as a cocktail norm is three.....I hadn't even thought about it.

So part of my bloodwork was to see if I had any resistances so I could change to one pill a day...Triumeq

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