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Estoy infectado? / Re: Podre seguir adelante?.
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 07:25:13 AM »
Solamente cuando el uso de las drogas intravenosas por un largo tiempo son implicado.
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Actually, in some states it is illegal to give someone who is HIV+ a tattoo. When I got my tat of a concentration camp symbol that says HIV+ out of protest to the comments of some southern politicians about "isolating them to protect the population", the artist called the state health board about whether or not it was legal. The Board said no, absolutely not! Louisiana law said she was not allowed to do the tattoo. Kansas and Missouri, I have also checked, and their health boards also said no, at least as of 2005, the last time I checked.

So the artist hung the phone up, told me it IS legal to do it in the state where she was trained (Washington), and that she treats every single person she tattoos as if they are HIV and Hep-C positive anyway, because "I would be an idiot not to assume that for everyone", so I would simply be the first person she was aware had HIV... and promptly did my tattoo. Did a beautiful job, still looks pretty good nearly 17 years later:
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll182/rocketsurgeon76/377ba31f-6493-462b-81df-2b34856a1d83_zpsufaztouu.jpg

(I really should shave the chest hair and take that photo again...)
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Living With HIV / Re: Nurse came to my house looking for me?
« Last post by wolfter on Yesterday at 07:03:36 AM »
I've been reluctant to comment on this ridiculous thread but the ignorance astonishes me.  I'd rather have a nurse from the health department come a calling rathen than the coroner! 

There is irony here X 10 if you think about it.  And if I'm ever granted "cabal" membership, I'll gladly accept it after all these years.  These forums (for me) aren't about solving the global hiv issues but rather a place for people to seek understanding and friendship.  I joined in the deepest darkest days of my AIDSiness, and it has been a godsend (this from an agnosic). 

So if people truly detest what's happening here, get off your lazy asses and create your own outreach platforms that cater to your likings.  Deriding those who have done so much through the decades instead of showing gratitude is horrific. 

Time to log off instead of continuing.  Time to take my vintage AIDSY self out of this ridiculousness.
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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Are vegan diets okay for HIV?
« Last post by wolfter on Yesterday at 06:51:35 AM »
nutrition is a complex issue and it's ok to have your opinions but it's simply wrong to suggest that others' ideas are "dumbass" and such.  Be vegan is you choose, but don't think for a moment that it's always the best route.

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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Are vegan diets okay for HIV?
« Last post by Keepstrong on Yesterday at 04:32:15 AM »
Look up gary yourofsky on youtube. If he cant convince you to go vegan then id like to know why. he is harsh but speaks the truth nothing but the truth. open your heart drop your ego and listen to him.
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Reconstitution syndrome doesn't sound very likely, as your CD4 is pretty high. I'd ask to see a different doctor if your current one brushes if off when you are experiencing dizziness with fever and chronic diarrhea. It sounds like a bad allergic reaction. Im not a doctor though, but I experienced those symptoms 7 days into taking Bactrim and turns out I was allergic to it. Again, my experiences might not be the same as yours so I'd call again or ask to see a different doctor for as second opinion at least.
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Living With HIV / Re: Nurse came to my house looking for me?
« Last post by Grasshopper on Yesterday at 02:46:11 AM »
I have read all the apologia for public health, but I am sorry. I will not cooperate with them at all. In states that criminalize HIV status in any way, public health agencies are not allies, but just extensions of law enforcement.

They can screw themselves. I will not give them any information at all. I will not answer questions about my behavior, my partners or my treatment. The work they do is simply unethical if it contributes or potentially contributes to the prosecution or persecution of someone with HIV.

They enable prejudice and discrimination and are the institutional engine of stigmatization. They may once have been on the right side, but now, public health and the bigoted officials they employ can f*ck off. I am done with being supportive of them, and I no longer give money, time or advocacy to organizations that partner with these a-holes.

Those of you who defend them...don't waste your breath.

I would call your FIRST post a Blitzkrieg :   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blitzkrieg
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Living With HIV / Re: Dentist In Las Vegas?
« Last post by MitchMiller on Yesterday at 02:27:14 AM »
Was it Absolute Dental?  They are at Tropicana and Eastern.

I tried contacting The Center by email, but got no reply.  There are a couple dentists close by that advertise in Gay publications.  I'm going to try calling them.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: ARV access in European
« Last post by beyondremedy on Yesterday at 01:52:34 AM »
Are you going for a MS or PhD?  Not too many bachelor programs in English outside of UK, Ireland.

i'll aply for MS, i interest in public health so i'm going to aply for that departement
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This was posted on a friend of mine's fb. thought is was interesting and Kind of goes with this story.  on needles and drugs and why so many are using now http://www.npr.org/2015/05/19/404184355/how-heroin-made-its-way-from-rural-mexico-to-small-town-america?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=books&utm_term=artsculture&utm_content=20150519
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